Certificate I in Aviation (Foundation Skills)


A general qualification for the Aviation Industry. Successful completion will require competency in units that relate to work defined as aligned at AQF Level 1. Qualifications should be structured to align with licensing and regulatory requirements applicable to the occupation concerned.

Breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and skills would prepare a person to perform a defined range of activities, most of which may be routine and predictable.


Requirements for completion of the qualification:

A successful assessment outcome for a total of 7 units comprising:

at least 5 and up to 7 units from Certificate I units listed below

where less than seven units are selected from the list below, the remaining units should be drawn from a relevant Certificate I qualification from any currently endorsed national Training Package or Accredited Course.




Handling Cargo/Stock

add topic TLIA107C

Secure cargo


Equipment Checking and Maintenance

add topic PRMCL04B

Maintain a carpeted floor

add topic PRMCL17B

Clean a wet area

add topic PRMCL37A

Clean external surfaces

add topic PRMCL38A

Clean a food handling area

add topic TLIB2407B

Clean transportation units and facilities for passenger use

add topic TLIB2807B

Maintain and use hand tools


Driving Vehicle

add topic TLIC107C

Drive vehicle


Load Handling

add topic TLID107C

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

add topic TLID207C

Shift a load using manually-operated equipment


Communication and Calculations

add topic TLIE307C

Participate in basic workplace communication

add topic TLIE507C

Carry out basic workplace calculations


Safety Management

add topic TLIF107C

Follow occupational health and safety procedures

add topic TLIF207C

Conduct housing keeping activities

add topic TLIF907C

Conduct cleaning operations in enclosed spaces



add topic TLIG107C

Work effectively with others


Customer Service

add topic TLII207D

Apply customer service skills


Resource Management

add topic TLIL107C

Complete workplace orientation/induction procedures



add topic TLIO207D

Follow security procedures


Situation Awareness

add topic AVIZ1005B

Maintain basic situation awareness in the aviation workplace

The selected units when packaged together must provide a coherent qualification aligned at Certificate I level inclusive of the competencies necessary to fulfil occupational and regulatory requirements within the aviation industry.


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for

AVI10108C ertificate I in Aviation (Foundation Skills)

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the Aviation Industry for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Use communication systems and procedures used in basic aviation operations

Read and interpret relevant regulations, instructions, signs and labels applicable to aviation operations

Speak clearly and directly on matters related to aviation operations

Write basic documents as part of duties, including completion of relevant forms and incident and accident reports

Recognise and interpret non-verbal signs, signals and behaviour

Use relevant communication equipment.


Assist in the resolution of any interpersonal conflicts that may arise during aviation operations

Avoid and prevent the harassment of others in the workplace

Collaborate with others in the course of aviation operations

Work with persons of different ages, gender, race, religion, political persuasion, etc.

Problem solving

Identify and solve or report problems arising in the course of aviation operations

Monitor and anticipate problems that may occur in the course of aviation operations including hazards and risks and take appropriate action to report or resolve the problems within limits of responsibility

Recognise hazards and risks in a range of aviation situations and take appropriate precautions

Use mathematics to solve problems such as various basic calculations related to aviation operations.

Initiative and enterprise

Modify activities dependent on differing situations and contingencies that may arise during aviation operations

Take appropriate initiatives in a range of operational situations such as those above

Respond appropriately to any changes in equipment, standard operating procedures and the working environment.

Planning and organising

Follow and apply operational and emergency plans, systems and procedures

Check own compliance with aviation and safety regulations and codes of practice

Implement the workplace security and safety management systems

Check own operational performance

Collect and interpret basic information needed in the course of aviation operations

Organise and plan own work activities

Manage time and priorities in the course of aviation operations and other aviation activities

Self management

Interpret and apply regulations and instructions

Establish and follow own work plans and schedules

Check own work performance.


Adapt own competence in response to any changes in aviation operations

Update own knowledge and skills required for aviation activities.


Drive vehicle and use related equipment and tools required during aviation operations

Follow and apply operational and servicing instructions for equipment used during aviation operations

Follow and apply OH&S procedures when using aviation equipment and facilities.