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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Carry out pre-take-off procedures
  2. Take off aeroplane
  3. Perform rejected take-off

Required Skills


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 OHampS and environmental procedures and regulations

Principles of aerodynamics

Purpose and functions of aeroplane systems

Functions and effects of all aeroplane controls

All pretakeoff and after takeoff checks

Aeroplane takeoff performance

Air traffic requirements

Factors affecting takeoff distance and initial climb performance

Procedures for the use of takeoff 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 takeoff 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 takeoff emergencies

Identify surface conditions obstructions other crossing traffic on runways and taxiways or other hazards that might hinder a safe takeoff

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 andor 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 OHampS standards

Implement OHampS procedures and relevant regulations

Identify and correctly use equipment required when taking off an aeroplane

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 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 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

through activities in an appropriately simulated environment at the registered training organisation andor

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.

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