Assessor Resource

Take off aeroplane

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: March 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 aeroplane take-off.

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 is nominally packaged at Certificate IV.

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to perform an aeroplane take-off, including completing pre-take-off checks, take-off procedures, after take-off checks and a rejected take-off. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.

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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 ADF context, relevant Defence Orders and Instructions

Calculation of crosswind components

Relevant OH&S and environmental procedures and regulations

Principles of aerodynamics

Purpose and functions of aeroplane systems

Functions and effects of all aeroplane controls

All pre-take-off and after take-off checks

Aeroplane take-off performance

Air traffic requirements

Factors affecting take-off distance and initial climb performance

Procedures for the use of take-off performance charts

Factors affecting directional control of the aeroplane

Problems that may occur when taking off an aeroplane and appropriate action that should be taken in each case

Manufacturers specifications relating to the operation of aeroplane

Obstacle clearance requirements

Required skills:

Apply take-off procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements

Compensate for the secondary effects of controls

Interpret windsock indications

Comply with air traffic instructions and regulatory requirements

Maintain awareness of the circuit traffic situation

Manage take-off emergencies

Identify surface conditions, obstructions, other crossing traffic on runways and taxiways, or other hazards that might hinder a safe take-off

Communicate effectively with others when taking off an aeroplane

Read and interpret instructions, regulations, procedures and other information relevant to taking off an aeroplane

Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work

Complete documentation related to taking off an aeroplane

Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol

Work collaboratively with others when taking off an aeroplane

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 taking off an aeroplane in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

Implement contingency plans for unexpected events that may arise when taking off an aeroplane

Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist when taking off an aeroplane

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 taking off an aeroplane

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 aeroplane

multi engine aeroplane

variable air traffic conditions

variable flight situations

abnormal situations

classes of airspace as designated by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Performance may be demonstrated on an aeroplane with:

fully functioning dual controls

an electronic intercom system

dual control brakes

(if propeller-driven) a constant speed propeller

a cruise speed of at least 120 kts TAS at cruise power

Aeroplane may include:

fixed wing

other commercial or military aircraft

Crew may include:

single pilot

multi crew

Instruments may be:

fitted flight instruments

head up displays

Limitations may be imposed by:

local noise abatement requirements and curfews

Classes of airspace may be:

as designated by the regulator

restricted and danger areas

military control zones

Air Defence Identification Zones

Runways may include:




Take-off must include:



Pre-take-off briefings may include:

departure procedures

actions in the event of non-normal or emergency situations

Air Traffic Control clearances may include:




Braking devices may include:

wheel brakes


prop fine/reverse

thrust reverse

other drag devices

Rejected take-off requirement may include:

aeroplane malfunction

flight strip obstruction

ATC direction

aeroplane performance

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 pertaining to taking off an aeroplane, including Day Visual Flight Rules (Day VFR)

in Defence context, relevant Defence Orders and Instructions

Flight Manual/Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH)

Manual of Standards - Pilot Licensing (MOS-PL)

Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)

En Route Supplement Australia (ERSA)

take-off reference charts

approved operators manuals

approved checklists

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

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:

Day VFR Syllabus

Manual of Standards

relevant Defence documentation such as:

Defence Orders and Instructions

approved curricula and training documentation

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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
Pre-take-off briefing is completed 
Approved pre-take-off and line up checklists are completed in accordance with Flight Manual/POH or company operations manual 
Aeroplane is lined up in the centre of the runway in take-off direction 
Air Traffic Control clearances are obtained where applicable 
Take-off power is applied, aeroplane is maintained aligned with centre of runway with wings maintained level and rotated at manufacturers recommended speed to achieve planned climb performance 
Aeroplane is configured for nominated climb profile, and tracking on centreline of runway is maintained 
Lookout is maintained using a systematic scan technique at a rate determined by traffic density, visibility and terrain 
Separation with all circuit traffic is maintained 
Radiotelephone listening watch is maintained 
Local and published noise abatement requirements and curfews are observed 
After take-off checks are performed in accordance with approved checklist 
Rejected take-off requirement is identified 
Power is reduced smoothly and promptly 
Braking devices are activated 
Control is maintained to bring the aeroplane to a safe stop 
Associated procedures and/or checklists are initiated and completed 


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