Certificate IV in Aviation (Aircrewman)


This qualification reflects the role of an Aircrewman working in the helicopter operational environment. Successful completion will require competency in units that relate to work defined as aligned at AQF Level 4. Qualifications should be structured to align with licensing and regulatory requirements applicable to the occupation concerned.

Performance of a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.


Requirements for completion of the qualification:

A successful assessment outcome for a total of 21 units comprising:

14 core units listed below


7 elective units. At least 4 of the elective units must be selected from the elective units list below. Up to 3 elective units with appropriate contextualisation may be selected from any currently endorsed national Training Package or accredited course. Where the choice of a unit from another currently endorsed national Training Package or accredited course is made, this unit must come from a qualification or course at Certificate III or above and must contribute towards the vocational outcome of the qualification.

Core Units




Handling Cargo/Stock

add topic TLIA107C

Secure cargo


Communication and Calculations

add topic TLIE207C

Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions


Safety Management

add topic AVIF4001B

Manage human factors in aircraft flight

add topic AVIF3005B

Maintain the safety of people and aircraft

add topic AVIF3006B

Respond to abnormal and emergency situations within the aircraft

add topic AVIF2014A

Undertake aircraft underwater escape and survival

add topic PUAFIR209B

Work safely around aircraft


Resource Management

add topic AVIL3003B

Plan an aircraft load


Leadership and Supervision

add topic BSBMGT401A

Show leadership in the workplace


Equipment and Systems Operations

add topic AVIW3025A

Complete aircraft/equipment pre- and post-flight actions


Aircraft Operation and Traffic Management

add topic AVIY4051A

Conduct external load-lift operations

add topic AVIY3052A

Conduct Helicopter Landing Site and Unprepared Helicopter Landing Site operations

add topic AVIY4054A

Conduct hoisting operations


Situation Awareness

add topic AVIZ1005B

Maintain basic situation awareness in the aviation workplace

Elective Units




Communication and Calculations

add topic AVIE4001B

Maintain aircraft radio communications

add topic AVIE3003B

Complete a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)


Safety Management

add topic AVIF3016A

Marshal aircraft

add topic HLTFA201A

Provide basic emergency life support

add topic HLTFA404A

Apply advanced resuscitation techniques



add topic AVIJ4002B

Conduct quality control operations related to refuelling/defuelling aircraft



add topic TLIO207D

Follow security procedures


Equipment and Systems Operations

add topic AVIW3006B

Refuel aircraft

add topic AVIW3024A

Perform wireman duties

add topic AVIW3026A

Conduct night aided vision aviation operations

add topic AVIW3027A

Deliver pyrotechnics and hand held stores

add topic AVIW4028A

Manage aircraft sensor systems


Aircraft Operation and Traffic Management

add topic AVIY4053A

Perform aircrewman cockpit duties

add topic AVIY4055A

Conduct airborne extraction operations

add topic AVIY4056A

Conduct airborne rappelling operations

Subject lists

Certificate IV in Aviation (Aircrewman) b4878
Units: AVIE4001B


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for

AVI40610C ertificate IV in Aviation (Aircrewman)

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:


Implement communication systems and procedures required for Aircrewman functions

Listen to and interpret verbal information related to Aircrewman tasks

Read and interpret relevant regulations, instructions, signs and labels applicable to Aircrewman functions

Speak clearly and directly on diverse and complex matters

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

Negotiate complex issues with others in the course of carrying out Aircrewman tasks

Recognise and interpret non-verbal signs, signals and behaviours

Use relevant communication equipment.


Provide leadership as required

Motivate self and others in the workplace

Collaborate with others in the course of Aircrewman functions

Resolve any interpersonal conflicts that arise

Manage the avoidance and prevention of harassment of others in the workplace

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

Problem solving

Identify and solve and/or report complex problems arising in the course of work

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

Manage the control of hazards and risks in a range of complex and diverse situations that may arise

Use mathematics to solve problems such as various calculations related to a wide range of Aircrewman functions.

Initiative and enterprise

Modify activities dependent on differing flight situations and contingencies

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

Manage the response to any changes in equipment, standard operating procedures and the working environment.

Planning and organising

Implement and monitor operational and emergency plans, systems and procedures

Implement and monitor systems and procedures for maintaining compliance with regulations and codes of practice

Monitor the implementation of the workplace security and safety management systems (where applicable)

Monitor and evaluate operational performance and compliance

Organise and plan own supervisory activities

Manage time and priorities in the course of Aircrewman functions.

Self management

Interpret and apply relevant regulations and instructions

Establish and follow own work plans and schedules

Evaluate and monitor own work performance.


Manage adaptation of others in the workplace to any changes in flight systems, equipment and procedures and the workplace operating environment

Instruct, coach or mentor others in the workplace as required

Contribute to the assessment of the competence of others in the workplace as required

Adapt own competence in response to any changes in Aircrewman functions

Update own knowledge and skills required for flight supervisory activities.


Use complex equipment and systems required during Aircrewman tasks

Implement and monitor operational and maintenance procedures and systems for equipment used during Aircrewman functions

Implement and monitor the application of OH&S procedures when using flight equipment and facilities.