AVI Air Traffic Control
This project involves the review of the Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) and nine associated Units of Competency to ensure the skills and knowledge requirements contained in the qualification address changes in technology, and national standards including safety regulations associated with the role of an air traffic controller.
The IRC identified that the impending technological upgrade changes would leave knowledge and procedural skill gaps for the existing 1700 air traffic controllers. The Australian Government’s job outlook statistics estimates moderate growth in the number of workers over the next 5 years.
The key driver for this project is a technology program called One Sky which aims to harmonise civil-military air traffic management systems (CMATS), providing new levels of operational efficiency and safety. These changes will impact on Air Traffic Control job roles and potential new job functions.
The OneSky program will replace the current system and is expected to be rolled out by 2023 to harmonise civil and military air operations. Existing and new air traffic controllers all need to be trained in the operation of this new technology.
The Aviation IRC will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide subject matter expertise for the development of Training Package materials.
If you have any questions about this project or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Manager.
The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by 30 June 2022.
AVI50115Y Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control)
Units of Competency
AVIE5002Y Apply air traffic control communication procedures and services
AVIF5003Y Manage human performance and team resources during air traffic control operations
AVIF5013Y Provide search and rescue alerting and emergency response
AVIW5013Y Operate air traffic control equipment and workstations
AVIY5022Y Manage traffic flow
AVIY5048Y Provide approach control services
AVIY5049Y Provide area control services
AVIY5050Y Provide aerodrome control services
AVIZ5049Y Manage situational awareness in the air traffic control environment
25 AUGUST 2021
The Aviation Industry Reference Committee has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project.
Comprising of subject matter experts from Industry, RTOs, regulators, and Peak Bodies, the TAC has been tasked with:
- Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge to review of the Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) and nine associated Units of Competency to ensure the skills and knowledge requirements contained in the qualification address changes in technology, and national standards including safety regulations associated with the role of air traffic controllers
- Validating the technical content of the Training Package products
- Identifying relevant qualitative and quantitative data sources to inform the development of draft materials
- Reviewing feedback from stakeholders through public consultations
- Assisting in identifying and engaging broader industry networks to participate in consultation and/or validation activities during the duration of the project
- Offering advice and guidance to assist in informing the direction of the project throughout its duration.
- Making recommendations on the developed Training Package materials to the relevant IRC, which has the final decision-making authority
The first meeting of the TAC is scheduled for August 2021.
Technical advisory committee
5 JULY 2021
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED
Work on this project has commenced and the Aviation IRC is forming a TAC.
Your industry expertise and insight are welcome to help review of the Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) and nine associated Units of Competency to ensure the skills and knowledge requirements contained in the qualification address changes in technology and national standards, including safety regulations associated with the role of an air traffic controller. Knowledge of air traffic management systems and procedures is essential.
Registrations closed Friday, 23 July 2021.
Industry Skills Manager - Aviation, Corrections, Defence and Public Safety