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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Provide emergency response
  2. Provide search and rescue alerting

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:

communicating clearly and concisely to relevant stakeholders using standard and nonstandard phrases

communicating effectively when providing search and rescue (SAR) alerting and emergency response

comprehending incoming information and responding effectively

declaring emergency phases

initiating inflight emergency response (IFER) and implementing Aerodrome Emergency Plan (AEP)

maintaining air traffic services to other traffic during emergencies and abnormal operations

monitoring and responding to alarms

monitoring and anticipating operational problems and hazards and taking appropriate action

monitoring critical SAR event times

operating equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures

regulating own workload in abnormal or emergency situations

responding and updating checklists

responding to SAR alerting

responding to stressful situations with a considered and measured approach

using emergency messages, phrases and signals

working systematically with required attention to detail.


Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

documentation for providing SAR alerting and emergency response including recording emergency and/or abnormal flight related information

emergency and abnormal human machine interface (HMI) indications including alerts and alarms

emergency checklists and documentation

emergency separation standards

emergency communications

IFER documentation

IFER management process

jurisdictions related to SAR for different aircraft operations

relevant and environmental procedures and regulations

SAR time (SARTIME) criteria and emergency phase declaration

SAR watch (SARWATCH) criteria and emergency phase declaration

SAR organisations and authorities

types of inflight emergencies

use of checklists and other documentation.