AVI Remotely Piloted Aircraft - Excluded Category Operations

Project scope

A new Unit of Competency to be housed in a new single unit Skill Set to address a gap in nationally recognised skills and knowledge for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) operators in the excluded category has been proposed by the Aviation IRC.

 

The Unit of Competency will address basic skills and knowledge requirements of RPA excluded category operators to ensure they can fly safely and ethically within the legislative and regulatory requirements. The new unit will be suitable for contextualisation across multiple industries in a variety of operating environments and for recreational users where a licence is not required.

 

VIEW IRC SKILLS FORECASTS

 

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.

 

18 AUGUST 2020

AVIATION CASE FOR CHANGE

 

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved this project to proceed to training package development. The Aviation IRC will be calling for expressions of interest to be part of a TAC to develop this material in the coming weeks.

 

9 JUNE 2020

AVIATION CASE FOR CHANGE

 

The Aviation Industry Reference Committee has developed a draft Case for Change to the Aviation Training Package for the development of a new Skill Set and Unit of Competency relating to Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) excluded category operators and is seeking public feedback.

 

The feedback period closed on Wednesday, 24 June 2020.

 

Deliverables

  • One new Unit of Competency: AVIY0099Y Pilot a drone where a licence is not required
  • One new Skill Set: AVISS00099Y RPA Excluded Category Operator Skill Set

 

 

Technical advisory committee

 

27 AUGUST 2020

INDUSTRY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

Work on this project has commenced and the Aviation IRC is forming a TAC.

 

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials to address basic skills and knowledge requirements of RPA excluded category operators to ensure they can fly safely and ethically within the legislative and regulatory requirements.

 

It is critical that the Aviation IRC rapidly develop endorsed Training  Package material for  RPA  excluded category operation that can be contextualised for delivery for multiple industry sectors in a  variety of environments to address the safety concerns associated with increased usage during COVID-19, and importantly,  endorsed in time for delivery to emergency service personnel to support fire and emergency aviation tasks during the next bushfire season. Timeframes for consultation and development have been optimised to allow for submission of the Case for Endorsement by the end of 2020.

 

TAC nominations closed on Friday, 4 September 2020.

Consultation

 

22 SEPTEMBER 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL 

 

The TAC has drafted materials for this project and would like your feedback.

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Tuesday, 6 October 2020.

 

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

Quality Assurance

 

26 NOVEMBER 2020

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

The draft materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance, and can be accessed via the links below.

 

To view the final drafts, please click below.

 

Case for Endorsement

 

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

 

Mapping Attachments Document

 

Qualifications

 

Skill Set

 

Unit of Competency

 

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in December 2020.

 

11 NOVEMBER 2020

Drafting Finalised

 

The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Excluded Category Operations TAC has completed development work on the draft materials following the second round of public consultation.

 

The feedback centred on checking the operational sequence of the performance criteria and adding the new Unit of Competency AVIY0028 Operate remotely piloted aircraft in excluded category sub 2kg operations to two Aviation Cert II qualifications to facilitate portability across multiple industries.

 

The TAC also responded to industry feedback by specifying an appropriate level of practical assessment in the draft unit.

 

The products will now go through an independent edit and quality assurance review.

 

The draft materials are expected to be submitted to the AISC by December 2020 for their consideration.

 

Consultation

 

14 October 2020

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL 

 

The TAC has considered all stakeholder feedback and is now seeking validation of final draft materials.

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Wednesday, 28 October 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

 

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

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Paschal Somers

Industry - Aviation and Defence

 

 

Email: Paschal.Somers@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0439 975 796