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Manage remote pilot aircraft systems (RPAS) energy source

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Version 1.0
Issue Date: January 2019

Work must be carried out in compliance with the relevant licence and aircraft rating requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and/or ADF; airspace control requirements and Day Visual Flight Rules (Day VFR); and aircraft control principles, regulations, safety codes, protocols and procedures relevant to managing aircraft fuel.

Operations are conducted as part of commercial and military aircraft activities across a variety of operational contexts within the Australian aviation industry.

Use for ADF Aviation is to be in accordance with relevant Defence Orders and Instructions and applicable CASA compliance.

Work is performed under limited supervision.

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage remote pilot aircraft systems (RPAS) energy source, including determining aircraft fuel requirements and performing the necessary calculations, refuelling the aircraft and ensuring the fuel system is configured and operated for maximum safety and efficiency in the prevailing flight conditions. It also includes calculating requirements, configuring the fuel system and making adjustments to achieve best range and best endurance within prescribed safety parameters. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.

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Employability Skills

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Evidence Required

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The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required knowledge and skills, the range statement and the assessment guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria of this unit and include demonstration of applying:

the underpinning knowledge and skills

relevant legislation and workplace procedures

other relevant aspects of the range statement

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Performance is demonstrated consistently over a period of time and in a suitable range of contexts

Resources for assessment include:

a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or other simulated practical and knowledge assessment, and/or

access to an appropriate range of relevant operational situations in the workplace

In both real and simulated environments, access is required to:

relevant and appropriate materials and equipment, and

applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals

Method of assessment

Assessment of this unit must be undertaken by a registered training organisation

As a minimum, assessment of knowledge must be conducted through appropriate written/oral tests

Practical assessment must occur:

through activities in an appropriately simulated environment at the registered training organisation, and/or

in an appropriate range of situations in the workplace

Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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This describes the essential knowledge and skills and their level required for this unit.

Required knowledge:

Relevant sections of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations and Civil Aviation Orders

In Defence context, relevant Defence Orders and Instructions

Relevant OH&S and environmental procedures and regulations

Principles of aircraft fuel systems

The fuel consumption of the aircraft at varying power settings

Factors affecting fuel consumption

Calculation of conversion between imperial, United States and metric measures

Mixture leaning technique, if applicable

The fuel reserve requirement for aircraft

Regulations and procedures for refuelling aircraft

Methods of identifying applicable grade of fuel for aircraft type

The dangers of using the incorrect grade of fuel

The operation of the aircraft fuel system

Aerodynamic, engine and airframe requirements for aircraft to achieve best range and endurance

Hazards that exist when refuelling aircraft and related hazard control procedures and precautions

Problems that may occur when managing aircraft fuel and appropriate action that should be taken in each case

Required skills:

Plan aircraft fuel requirements

Refuel an aircraft

Manage the operation of an aircraft fuel system

Calculate fuel allowances, consumption and endurance

Recognise deteriorating situations impacting on fuel requirements

Monitor fuel usage to achieve desired profile, best range or endurance following configuration changes

Implement safety precautions during aircraft refuelling

Maintain compliance with regulatory requirements

Maintain workplace records relevant to aircraft fuel management

Read and interpret instructions, regulations, procedures and other information relevant to managing aircraft fuel

Identify applicable grade of fuel for aircraft type

Perform fuel quality control checks

Apply air safety practices and regulations

Communicate effectively with others when managing aircraft fuel

Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work

Complete documentation related to managing aircraft fuel

Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol

Work collaboratively with others when managing aircraft fuel

Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others

Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems that may occur when managing aircraft fuel in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

Implement contingency plans for unexpected events that may arise when managing aircraft fuel

Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist when managing aircraft fuel

Monitor and anticipate operational problems and hazards and take appropriate action

Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule

Modify activities dependent on differing workplace contingencies, situations and environments

Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment

Adapt to differences in equipment and operating environment in accordance with standard operating procedures

Select and use required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and OH&S standards

Implement OH&S procedures and relevant regulations

Identify and correctly use equipment required when managing aircraft fuel

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance.

Tasks may be undertaken in:

variable weather conditions in accordance with Day Visual Flight Rules

Performance may be demonstrated in:

single engine aircraft

multi engine aircraft

Performance may be demonstrated on an aircraft with:

fully functioning dual controls

an electronic intercom system

Aircraft may include:

Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)/Unmanned aircraft

Crew may include:

Remote Pilot


Instruments may be:

fitted flight instruments

head up displays

Limitations may be imposed by:

local noise abatement requirements and curfews

Classes of airspace must be:

in Class G airspace,as designated by the regulator, and may be in:

restricted and danger areas

military control zones

Equipment for fuel transfer will be:

as appropriate for the type of aircraft and the fuel source being used

Fuel source may include:

fuel bowsers

fuel tanker

drummed fuel

Fuel allowances may be made for:

fixed fuel reserves

en route and destination meteorological forecasts

holding requirements

Dependent on the type of organisation concerned and the local terminology used, workplace procedures may include:

company procedures

enterprise procedures

organisational procedures

established procedures

standard operating procedures

Information/documents may include:

relevant sections of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations and Civil Aviation Orders including Day Visual Flight Rules (Day VFR)

in Defence context, relevant Defence Orders and Instructions

Flight Manual/Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH)

aircraft performance manual

Manual of Standards

Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)

En Route Supplement Australia (ERSA) or equivalent


operations manuals

approved checklists

fuel log

workplace procedures and instructions and job specification

induction and training materials

conditions of service, legislation and industrial agreements including workplace agreements and awards

Applicable regulations and legislation may include:

relevant Civil Aviation Safety Regulations and Civil Aviation Orders

in Defence context, relevant Defence Orders and Instructions

relevant state/territory OH&S legislation

relevant state/territory environmental protection legislation

relevant Australian Standards

Performance includes tolerances specified in either of:

relevant licence and aircraft rating requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) such as:

Manual of Standards

relevant Defence documentation such as:

Defence Orders and Instructions

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Total en route and reserve fuel requirement is determined in accordance with requirements 
Allowance is made for possible abnormal or emergency situation 
Fuel system is operated in accordance with Flight Manual/Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) 
Fuel contents and quality are confirmed before flight 
Fuel status is monitored throughout flight and revised as circumstances change 
Aircraft is configured to achieve desired profile, best range or endurance 
OH&S procedures are followed at all times when carrying out fuel management procedures 
Potential hazards are anticipated and precautions applied 
Aircraft is refuelled correctly in accordance with Flight Manual/POH, OH&S, regulatory requirements and workplace procedures 
Appropriate precautions are taken to ensure the safety of personnel and property during refuelling operations 


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