Navigate aircraft - IFR

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 AVIH5017A, 'Navigate aircraft - IFR'.
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



1Select, operate and monitor navigation aids/systems

1.1 Appropriate navigation aids/systems for the planned IFR flight are selected and operated in accordance navigation aid/system requirements

1.2 Integrity of navigation aid/systems information is monitored and maintained

2Navigate the aircraft in IMC/simulated IMC

2.1 Aircraft position fix is determined solely with reference to navigation aid/system

2.2 Tracks are intercepted to and from navigation aids/systems

2.3 Track is maintained within tolerances specified in AIP

2.4 Timings are recorded, assessed and revised as required

2.5 Station passage is recognised

2.6 GPS/DME arc procedure is performed within tolerances specified in AIP if applicable

2.7 Planned route above Lowest Safe Altitude (LSALT) is maintained in accordance with IFR

2.8 IMC to visual flight transition is performed before descending below the lesser of LSALT/MSA

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

2.10 Descent point is calculated and/or amended

3Conduct a diversion to revised route or alternate aerodrome

3.1 Requirement for an unplanned diversion is recognised and confirmed

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

3.3 Planned route maintains height above LSALT in accordance with regulations while flying under IFR

3.4 Flight planned route is diverted to track to alternate aerodrome, navigation aid and/or aerodrome

3.5 Operational information for alternate aerodrome/s is reviewed and applied according to regulations and/or operator procedures

3.6 Fuel plan is reviewed and amended according to regulations and/or operator procedures

4Conduct holding pattern in IMC

4.1 Holding pattern is entered at or above LSALT/MSA appropriate to inbound heading using sector entry according to AIP

4.2 Published holding pattern is flown not below the specified minimum altitude, allowing for wind effect, turning inbound on the prescribed track

4.3 Holding pattern is departed in accordance with ATC instructions

5Comply with Air Traffic Control rules and procedures for IFR flights

5.1 Separation from other air traffic in IMC/simulated IMC is maintained

5.2 Airspace requirements are complied with utilising IFR procedures

5.3 Two-way communication is maintained with ATS and other aircraft in accordance with IFR procedures

5.4 ATC clearances and/or radar vectoring instructions are complied with

6Manage hazardous weather conditions

6.1 Hazardous weather conditions are identified and avoided

6.2 Procedures for penetration of hazardous weather are demonstrated and/or explained

6.3 Aircraft systems are employed to mitigate the effects of hazardous weather

7Demonstrate turbulence penetration technique

7.1 Aircraft is configured to comply with turbulence penetration procedures in accordance with Flight Manual/POH

7.2 Passenger and crew are restrained in accordance with regulations

7.3 Procedures for penetrating turbulence are explained and demonstrated

Qualifications and Skillsets

AVIH5017A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AVI50408 - Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations)