AVI Air Traffic Control

Project scope

 

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.

 

VIEW CASE FOR CHANGE

 

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.

 

Timeline

 

The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by 30 June 2022.

 

Deliverables

 

Qualifications

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

 

 

 

 

TAC Established

 

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.

Consultation

 

2 DECEMBER 2021

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Aviation Industry Reference Committee, its Technical Advisory Committee has drafted Training Package materials for the Air Traffic Control project and is requesting stakeholder feedback.

 

The Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) and nine associated Units of Competency have been revised to address changes in technology, and national standards including safety regulations associated with the role of an air traffic controller.

 

Feedback closed Thursday, 27 January 2022.

 

Feedback will be collated and presented at the next TAC.

Quality Assurance

10 JUNE 2022

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and have been updated to address priority skills needs of the Aviation industry.

  • Air Traffic Control: The Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) and nine associated Units of Competency have been updated to address changes in technology, and national standards associated with the role of an air traffic controller.
  • Aviation Supervision: There are two new qualification streams in the Cert IV Aviation (Supervision):
    • The Security Screening stream will support the requirements for lead screeners to supervise the implementation of aviation security preventive measures and monitor the quality of the performance of various tasks which contribute to the safety and security of passengers, crew, ground personnel, and the general public.
    • The Flight Operations stream will enable workforce development for supervisors who co-ordinate all activities on the ground at an airport to ensure the safe, quick, and efficient turnaround of aircraft from when they land to the time they depart.
  • Chief Remote Pilot: A new Diploma of Aviation Chief Remote Pilot (CRP) and four new Units of Competency have been drafted to address processes and procedures in the drone industry. These occupational skills standards will enable safety improvements, support regulatory and procedural leadership, and the mobility of workers in this expanding industry.
  • Commercial Pilot Helicopter: The Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter) and 10 Units of Competency have been revised to ensure consistency with current helicopter operations and procedures and to align the qualification with the CASA helicopter licence.

 

To view the final drafts, please click below.

Case for Endorsement

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

Mapping Attachments document

Qualifications

Units of Competency

 

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in June.

 

 

Validation

24 FEBRUARY 2022

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Aviation Industry Reference Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee has considered all stakeholder feedback and are now seeking validation of revised draft materials for the Air Traffic Control project.

 

The Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) and nine associated Units of Competency have been updated to address changes in technology, and national standards including safety regulations associated with the role of an air traffic controller.

 

To view the drafts, click below:

Qualification

Units of Competency

Mapping Attachments Document

 

Please submit your feedback by close of business Thursday, 10 March 2022.

Submit your feedback

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

Endorsement

 

Approval

 

 

Submission

 

personal

Paschal Somers

Industry Skills Manager - Aviation, Corrections, Defence and Public Safety

 

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0439 975 796