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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare for aerodrome works
  2. Facilitate aerodrome access by vehicles and personnel
  3. Facilitate aerodrome works
  4. Complete aerodrome works

Required Skills

This section describes the knowledge and skills required for this unit

Required knowledge

Aerodrome layout including access routes

Aerodrome works classifications

time limited works not affecting normal aircraft operations movement area operational in less than minutes

time limited works requiring a NOTAM where normal aircraft operations are not affected movement area not operational within minutes

works requiring MOWP with proposed NOTAM for each stage of works

unscheduledemergency works

unrestricted works aerodrome closed

Aircraft schedules and their use in facilitating the safety of aerodrome works and works site access

Different operating conditions

all weather conditions

day or night

variety of terrain conditions

various forms of transport such as vehicles other motorisedtowed equipment

Functions of a works safety officer WSO such as defined in Manual of Standards MOS Part

Operation of airband radio equipment as used to communicate with Air Traffic control ATC andor pilots

Physical characteristics of aircraft

Problems safety hazards and risks that may occur when facilitating the safety of aerodrome works and works site access and related assessmentmanagement measures that may need to be taken

Procedures for making the movement area safe for aerodrome works include

accessing current weather information and publicaviation forecasts applicable to the worksite as required

closing aerodrome to all air traffic

contacting aerodrome users

ensuring lighting required to carry out works does not represent a hazard to aircraft operations

extinguishing lighting to hazardous section of movement area

marking unserviceable areas

partial closure of movement area

Purpose and application of aerodrome markers markings and temporary lighting

Purpose and application of Method of Works Plan MOWP

Reporting procedures

Relevant informationdocuments

Aerodrome Emergency Plan AEP and procedures to be followed for each aerodrome emergency

aerodrome Drug and Alcohol Management Plan DAMP

aerodrome manual

aerodrome Safety Management System SMS and safetysecurity policies and principles of risk assessment and risk management

aerodrome Transport Security Plan TSP

airline timetables

Airside Drivers Handbook andor airside driving requirements for the aerodrome

Australian Standards

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations CASRs

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

induction and training materials


Manual of Standards MOS Part Aerodromes

Notices to Airmen NOTAM

operational checklists

plans and maps

relevant forms and databases

safety data sheets SDS for hazardous materials

workplace procedures

Relevant legislative and regulatory requirements relating to facilitating the safety of aerodrome works identified in

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations CASRs and Manual of Standards MOS Part

Defence Orders and Instructions

environmental sustainability

standards and recommended practices SARPs of the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO

workplace relations

work health and safety WHSoccupational health and safety OHS and environmental procedures and regulations including Drug and Alcohol Management Plan DAMP

Reporting procedures

Requirements for completing relevant documentation andor incident reporting

Safety distances required from an aircraft wingtip to objects including other aircraft

Signs and notices may include

hazard warnings

limited access

movement area guidance signs

no smoking

speed restrictions

unauthorised entry

underground electrical reticulation

Suitable means of reporting the conduct of works



other written means of communications as appropriate such as fax email

verbal communication

Weather information and its implications for workplace operations

When serviceability inspections may need to occur such as before returning parts of the movement area affected by works to normal service

Workplace procedures for facilitating the safety of aerodrome works and works site access

Required skills

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

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

Apply relevant systems such as aerodrome safety management system SMS and procedures to assess andor mitigate risk that might arise when inspecting and reporting on aerodrome serviceability

Communicate effectively with others when facilitating the safety of aerodrome works and works site access

Complete documentation related to facilitating the safety of aerodrome works and works site access

Identify and correctly use equipment required to facilitate the safety of aerodrome works and works site access


hand tools


maintenance equipment


radios nonopsHR radio airbandVHF radio

spills response kit


vehicle with flashing light

vehicle sirenloud speaker

Implement contingency plans for unexpected events that may arise when facilitating the safety of aerodrome works and works site access

Implement WHSOHS procedures and relevant regulations

Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work

Monitor and anticipate operational problems and hazards and take appropriate action

Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule

Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol

Prepare process and complete a NOTAM request in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements as required

Read and interpret instructions regulations procedures and other information relevant to facilitating the safety of aerodrome works and works site access

Select and use required personal protective equipment PPE conforming to industry and WHSOHS standards

Work collaboratively with others when facilitating the safety of aerodrome works and works site access

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

Evidence Required

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 competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the Elements Performance Criteria Required Skills Required Knowledge and include demonstration of applying

required 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 time and in a suitable range of contexts

Resources for assessment include access to

a range of relevant exercises case studies andor other simulated practical and knowledge assessment andor

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 writtenoral tests

Practical assessment must occur in an appropriate range of situations in the workplace

Range Statement

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

Aerodromes may include:

certified aerodromes

Defence aerodromes

joint-user aerodromes

registered aerodromes

other (unclassified) aerodromes

Aerodrome works may include:

maintenance of markings and lights

major construction or repairs to the movement area

minor repairs to pavements

mowing grass

painting and repainting

rolling surfaces

surveys and inspections

sweeping pavements

Workplace may include:

aerodrome environs


entire aerodrome



Workplace procedures may include:

company procedures

enterprise procedures

organisational procedures

standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Processes for the safe conduct of works includes:

appointment of a person to supervise the safe conduct of works who has been trained to carry out the functions of a works safety officer as set out in the Manual of Standards (MOS) Part 139 – Aerodromes

safety and security induction of works personnel

identifying and controlling work site access

instructing work personnel

establishing communication protocols

ensuring all permits are in place to allow works to proceed

Factors that may adversely affect the safety and/or security of an aviation workplace may include:

breaches of airside driving rules

breaches of security regulations and procedures

changes in wind and weather conditions

equipment exceeding nominated operating parameters and tolerances

equipment or facility breakdown, malfunction or failure

moving vehicles and aircraft in the workplace environs

poor works site housekeeping

runway incursions by works vehicles or personnel

workplace emergencies such as fire, flood, chemical/toxic spill, crash, personnel injury

workplace hazards

works plant or equipment becoming an obstacle

declaration of an aircraft emergency

Workplace hazards may include:

aircraft movements

aircraft noise

aircraft propellers and rotors


exposed electrical leads and connections

foreign object debris (FOD)


hazardous/toxic materials

high voltage electrical cables

jet blast, propwash

other vehicles in the vicinity of the aircraft

personnel in the vicinity of the aircraft

slippery surfaces

Relevant regulatory requirements may include:

Defence Orders and Instructions

environmental sustainability

standards and recommended practices (SARPs) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Manual of Standards (MOS) Part 139 - Aerodromes

work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS), including Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) and environmental, procedures and regulations

workplace relations

Aerodrome movement area facilities include:



markers, markings and aerodrome lighting

runway and runway strip

runway end safety area

taxiway and taxiway strip

Temporary aerodrome lighting may include:

hard-wired portable lights

kerosene flares

battery powered light

solar powered lights

Persons that may need to be notified about the safety of aerodrome works and works site access include:


other aerodrome/workplace personnel and managers

security personnel

safety personnel

airline personnel and managers

emergency services personnel

aerodrome tenants/users

relevant technical staff

Air Traffic Control (ATC)

Environmental issues that may need to be managed include:


hazardous or annoying lights

noise generated by works activity, plant and equipment

Relevant works information include:

Method of Works Plan (MOWP)

Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)

other written or verbal notification

Inspection of vehicles includes:

appropriate markings and lights

cleanliness to prevent the spread of weeds

company logo/identification

fuel and oil leakage

radio equipment as required


secure loads

Inspection of personnel includes:

confirmation of authorisation to enter the airside

confirmation of appropriate licence to operate vehicles and equipment

checking understanding of:

aerodrome markings and signage

aerodrome speed limits

aerodrome terminology, signs and radio instructions

directions from the Works Safety Officer

required vehicle marking and lighting requirements

vehicle restriction zones around aircraft, navigation beacons, lights

Unserviceability markers/markings may include:

displaced threshold markers

dumbbell markers

signal circle markers

unserviceability cones

unserviceability cross markers

unserviceability lighting

Relevant authorities for reporting purposes include:

aerodrome operator or delegated person

aerodrome users

Air Traffic Control (ATC)

Australian Defence Forces (Defence) Command for military bases

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)

NOTAM Office (Airservices Australia)