AVI Commercial Pilot Helicopter

Project Scope

This project will update one qualification and 10 Units of Competency in the Aviation Training Package.

 

The project will review and update the Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter) to make it consistent with current helicopter operations and procedures and align  with the CASA helicopter licence. Development work will include the following:

  • Combine Units of Competency to align to the job function
  • Review Units of Competency to address current industry practices
  • Align the qualification to current industry practice and CASA license requirements (Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 61 Flight crew licensing)
  • Redesign the qualification to include essential core units in addition to clustered groupings to facilitate more effective and efficient training

 

VIEW CASE FOR CHANGE

 

The Aviation Industry Reference Committee (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 for this project.

 

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

 

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.

Technical Advisory Committee

19 JANUARY 2022

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 and update the Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter) and 10 Units of Competency to address current helicopter operations and procedures and to align the qualification with the CASA helicopter licence. This project will undertake the following:

  • Combine Units of Competency to align to the job function
  • Review Units of Competency to address current industry practices
  • Align the qualification to current industry practice and CASA license requirements (Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 61 Flight crew licensing)
  • Redesign the qualification to include the essential core in addition to clustered groupings to facilitate more effective and efficient training

 

To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, please provide your details via the form below, by close of business Friday, 28 January 2022.

Register your interest

Consultation

7 APRIL 2022

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Aviation Industry Reference Committee, the TAC has drafted materials for this project and is requesting stakeholder feedback.

 

The draft materials include the following changes which address priority skill needs of the sector: 

  • The Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter) has been aligned with current industry practice and CASA license requirements (Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 61 Flight crew licensing) 
  • Helicopter Units of Competency have been updated to align with CASA Manual of Standards. 
  • A new unit Conduct helicopter Pre-Solo Exercises has been developed through merging Taxi helicopter and Control helicopter on the ground units 
  • Operate helicopter solo in the circuit area has merged Control helicopter in hovering flight, and Take off helicopter and approach to hover units 

 

Feedback closed Tuesday, 10 May 2022.

 

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

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.

 

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

 

 

Validation

17 MAY 2022

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Aviation Industry Reference Committee (IRC), its Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has considered all stakeholder feedback and revised draft Training Package materials for the Commercial Pilot Helicopter project.

 

The draft materials are aimed at aimed at operational efficiency and safety of commercial helicopter pilots.  include updates to the following changes which address priority skill needs of the sector:

  • The Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter) has been aligned with current industry practice and CASA license requirements (Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 61 Flight crew licensing)
  • A new unit Conduct helicopter Pre-Solo Exercises has been developed through merging Taxi helicopter and Control helicopter on the ground units.
  • Another new unit Operate helicopter solo in the circuit area has been developed through the merger of Control helicopter in hovering flight and Take off helicopter and approach to hover units.
  • The remaining six Helicopter Units of Competency have been updated to align with CASA Manual of Standards.

 

The Aviation IRC is seeking your feedback to validate these draft materials to ensure the proposed products meet industry needs.

 

Feedback closed 31 May 2022.

 

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

Approval

1 SEPTEMBER 2022

 

At its meeting on August 19, the AISC approved the Aviation Training Package Release 10.0 for referral to Skills Ministers for endorsement.

 

Materials developed through the projects below address priority skills needs for the Aviation Industry:

  • Air Traffic Control
  • Aviation Supervision
  • Chief Remote Piot
  • Commercial Pilot Helicopter

 

For more information on this project, please contact the Industry Skills Manager.

 

 

Submission

7 JULY 2022
CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

The Aviation Industry Reference Committee has submitted the Case for Endorsement and draft Training Package materials to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration at its meeting on 17 August 2022.

The AVI Industry Reference Committee has submitted the Case for Endorsement and draft Training Package materials for the Air Traffic Control, Aviation Supervision, Chief Remote Pilot and Commercial Pilot Helicopter projects to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee for their consideration.
The proposed materials from address priority skills needs for the Aviation industry.

 

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.

 

VIEW CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

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Paschal Somers

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

 

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0439 975 796