Navigate aircraft under night visual flight rules

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 AVIH4013, 'Navigate aircraft under night visual flight rules'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Select, operate and monitor navigation aids/systems


Navigation aids and systems appropriate for planned NVFR flight are selected and operated


Ground-based and satellite-based navigational systems confidence and integrity checks are conducted, continuously monitored and maintained


Navigate aircraft at night


External aircraft, cockpit and instrument lighting are configured and adjusted to allow reference to documentation, instruments and lookout


Aircraft position fix is determined visually or with reference to navigation aid and systems using ground-based and/or satellite-based navigational systems


Tracks are intercepted to and from stations and waypoints visually or with reference to navigation aids and systems using ground-based and satellite-based navigational systems


Track is maintained within tolerances specified in published procedures


Timings and fuel usage rates are assessed, revised and recorded in navigation log


Situational awareness is maintained using a recognised navigation work cycle


Station passage is recognised


Global navigation satellite system (GNSS)/distance measuring equipment (DME) arc procedure is performed within tolerances specified in published procedures


Planned route above lowest safe altitude (LSALT) is maintained


Route and destination weather conditions are monitored and appropriate actions are executed


Descent point calculations are completed


Conduct a diversion to revised route or alternate aerodrome at night


Requirement for an unplanned diversion is recognised and confirmed


Route to alternate aerodrome, navigation aid and /or revised track is determined


Planned route height above LSALT is maintained


Flight planned route is diverted to track to alternate aerodrome or navigation aid


Operational information for alternate aerodrome/s is reviewed and applied in accordance with regulations and published procedures


Fuel plan is reviewed and amended in accordance with regulations and published procedures


Make visual departure at night


Obstacle clearance is maintained visually at all times during departure until reaching LSALT


Departure track is intercepted within 5 nautical miles (nm) of aerodrome


Take-off and departures are conducted from aerodromes remote from ground lighting using instruments as the primary reference and ensuring after take-off checks are performed at a safe height


Make visual approach at night


Descent below LSALT is conducted in accordance with published procedures


Track is maintained to destination aerodrome


Comply with ATC rules and procedures for NVFR flights


Separation from other air traffic under NVFR is maintained


Airspace requirements are complied with


Two-way communication is maintained with air traffic services and other aircraft


ATC clearances and/or radar vectoring instructions are complied with


Manage hazardous weather conditions


Hazardous weather conditions are identified and risk management processes are applied to maintain safety of flight


Hazardous weather avoidance procedures are applied


Aircraft systems are employed to mitigate the effects of hazardous weather