Conduct a flight test

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 AVIM0001, 'Conduct a flight test'.
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.


Plan a flight test


Applicable flight test to be conducted is identified and appropriate flight test is extracted from relevant licensing regulations


Applicant eligibility to participate in flight test to be conducted is confirmed


Competency standards that must be assessed are identified


Evidence gathering activities and methods are identified to provide sufficient, reliable, valid and fair evidence of competency


Completion of flight test applicant’s knowledge deficiency report (KDR) and certification of this by flight training operator are confirmed


Additional flight test applicant KDR assessments are planned as required


Prepare applicant for flight test


Flight test applicant identity and flight test recommendation issued by flight training operator are confirmed


Flight test applicant’s eligibility to be issued a licence and/or a rating/s as a result of assessment, is confirmed


Knowledge evidence specified for the unit of competency being assessed is confirmed through ground-based assessment or identified airborne practical assessment


KDR assessments are conducted as required


Context, purpose and content of flight test is explained to and confirmed with applicant


Flight test assessment procedures and expected performance requirements are explained to and confirmed with applicant


Function of flight examiner, including role-playing, simulation and procedures in an emergency are explained to and confirmed with applicant


Applicant specific needs are identified and provisions for reasonable adjustments to the assessment procedure are made


Action to be taken as a result of flight test applicant’s failure to achieve required performance standard is explained to and confirmed with applicant


Information is conveyed using appropriate language, interactive strategies and techniques to communicate effectively with applicant


Conduct flight test


Flight test process is correctly applied in accordance with relevant sections of flight examiner manual


Clear, logical, systematic and unambiguous explanations are used to convey information to applicant to ensure the effective conduct of flight test


Intervention is limited to ensuring effective conduct of the flight test and management of contingencies and abnormal or emergency situations


Applicant’s performance is monitored and assessed and a comprehensive record of events maintained


Safe completion of the flight test is ensured and situational awareness maintained throughout flight test activities


Make assessment decisions


Evidence of the applicant’s performance in terms of validity, authenticity, sufficiency, currency and consistent achievement of the specified standards is evaluated


Evidence of the applicant’s performance is evaluated using a holistic procedure that ensures all dimensions of competency when conducting tasks, managing tasks and contingencies, operating in a flight environment and transferring skills and knowledge to new situations and contexts is considered


Assessment decision is made based on objective evaluation of the evidence against the specified competency or proficiency standards


Conduct post-flight test briefings


Applicant is advised of the achievement of competency, or failure to achieve competency


Clear and constructive feedback about performance is provided to the applicant using appropriate language and strategies, including guidance on further training if appropriate


Opportunities for overcoming any identified gaps in competency as revealed by the assessment are explored with applicant


Applicant is advised of reassessment procedures and appeals mechanism if assessment decision is challenged


Relevant flight instructors and flight training operator are advised of flight test result and reasons for outcome, including positive and negative aspects of applicant performance and information to assist in improving training outcomes


Complete administrative requirements


Relevant flight test application and appropriate flight test forms are completed


Applicant flight test results are recorded in approved training documentation and/or recordkeeping systems


Applicant flight test report, licence application form and notification of ratings and endorsements that have been issued are forwarded to civil licensing or military regulatory agencies