AVI Remotely Piloted Aircraft - Excluded Category Operations
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
22 SEPTEMBER 2020
DRAFT MATERIAL AVAILABLE
The TAC has drafted materials for this project and would like your feedback.
To view the drafts, click below:
Please submit your feedback by close of business Tuesday, 6 October 2020.
Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.
Industry Manager - Aviation, Defence, Correctional Services, Police and Public Safety
Phone: 0448 181 661