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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Maintain Anti-G suit
  2. Fit Anti-G suit

Required Skills

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

Required Skills

ability to relate to people from a range of social cultural and ethnic backgrounds and physical and mental abilities

calculate dimension and allowable dimension variations

deliver briefings to personnel in relation to operating donningdoffing and fitting of AntiG garments

handle store and organise transport of equipment

inflatedeflate AntiG garments for maintenance

information technology skills to access and input to documentation

interpret technical requirements

liaise with outside agencies relating to maintenance activities

literacy skills for comprehending and interpreting documentation which may include

aircraft documentation

maintenance documentation

survival and distress pyrotechnic documentation

maintenance and servicing schedules

flying schedules

technical publications

technical drawings

Material Safety Data Sheets MSDS

operate an industrial sewing machine

operate and maintain personal protective equipment

problem solving skills for a limited range of differing procedural circumstances

raise and complete maintenance documentation

read technical drawings

tie various types of knots including

reef knot


thumb knot

daisy chain

half hitch

use basic sewing techniques

use relevant hand tools

use relevant power and machine tools

use testing and measuring equipment in accordance with approved methods

work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise workflow and productivity

Required Knowledge

AntiG garment operation in relation to flight

approved cleaning techniques for aviation life support equipment

basic sewing techniques

components of an AntiG garment and their function

critical nature of maintaining and fitting AntiG garments

different aviation trades and how they relate to each other

environmental conditions that may affect AntiG garments

forces of ejection

G forces

handling storage and transit procedures relating to aviation life support equipment

industrial sewing machine operation

inflation methods used to maintain AntiG garments

lacing techniques used in the fitting of AntiG suits

legal responsibilities

modification requirements for AntiG garments

operation of testing and measuring equipment and tools used to maintain AntiG garments

physiological effects of flight

procedures in relation to organisation and aviation industry

quality systems and standards

reading and interpreting specifications

relevant legislation and procedures in relation to the aviation industry

relevant OHampS regulationsrequirements precautions equipment material and personal safety requirements

repair limitations for AntiG garments

tool control procedures

types of corrosion and contamination that may affect AntiG garments

use of aviation industry documentation

use of maintenance documentation

use of AntiG garments

Evidence Required

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

Assessment must confirm the ability to correctly fit AntiG suits to at least three different sized individuals with no corrective action required by supervisor to recognise a range of faults including incorrect manufacture and to recognise limits of own authority

Consistency in performance

Competency should be demonstrated over time with a range of fitments and maintenance of AntiG suits

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Context of assessment

Competency should be assessed in the workplace or in a simulated workplace environment

Specific resources for assessment

Access to AntiG suit a live participant and sewing machine tools and equipment for fitting and maintaining AntiG suits

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. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Standard procedures may include

Australian Standards

Equipment manufacturer's specifications and procedures

Industry practices

Maintenance schedules

Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) requirements

Organisational instructions/journals

Regulatory requirements

Faults may include

Broken zips and stitching


Corrosion (e.g. zipper)

Damaged hardware

Excessive wear

Incorrect manufacture



Parts of the Anti-G suit may include


Press studs


Adjustment of the Anti-G suit may include

Lacing of torso and legs

Waist extension/reduction