Navigate remote pilot aircraft (RPA)

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AVIH3018A, 'Navigate remote pilot aircraft (RPA)'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Navigate remote pilot aircraft (RPA)' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

1

Prepare chart and flight plan

1.1

Charts suitable for the intended operation are selected and prepared

1.2

Pre-operations information is obtained, analysed and applied

1.3

Hazards are marked on charts where applicable

2

Comply with airspace procedures

2.1

Air traffic clearances are obtained and compliance with them is maintained, if applicable

2.2

Compliance is maintained with airspace procedures

2.3

Controlled airspace is only entered with a clearance

3

Conduct departure procedures

3.1

Remote pilot station is organised to ensure access to essential information

3.2

Departure administration and communication is conducted

3.3

Orientation is always maintained

3.4

Priority is given to controlling the RPA before conducting navigation and communication

3.5

Lookout is maintained using a systematic scan technique

3.6

Local and published noise abatement requirements and curfews are observed

4

Maintain RPA in operational area

4.1

Planned route is maintained in accordance with regulatory requirements and procedures

4.2

Communication is completed in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

4.3

Endurance is monitored and reserves are revised

4.4

Pre-descent or navigation turning point checks are executed

4.5

Separation with air traffic is maintained

4.6

Emphasis is placed on controlling the RPA before conducting navigation and communication

4.7

Deteriorating meteorological situations are recognised and early corrective action is taken

4.8

Lookout is maintained using a systematic scan technique

5

Navigate to maintain visual line of sight

5.1

Visual line of sight is maintained

5.2

Awareness of current and forecast weather conditions is maintained

5.3

Lookout is maintained using a systematic scan technique

5.4

Hazards and threats are identified and avoided

5.5

Effects of wind velocity, adverse environmental conditions (e.g. setting sun) and contingency actions are planned where appropriate

5.6

Situational awareness is maintained at all times

6

Perform lost communication procedure

6.1

Emotional stability is maintained

6.2

RPA executes pre-set lost communications profile

6.3

Ensure that fail-safe mechanism activated, as appropriate

7

Execute arrival procedures

7.1

Arrivals procedures are executed in accordance with operations manual

7.2

Lookout is maintained using a systematic scan technique

7.3

Situation awareness is maintained

7.4

Local and published noise abatement requirements and curfews are observed