Fast rope from a helicopter

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 AVIW2032, 'Fast rope from a helicopter'.
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.


Apply aircraft safety procedures


Dress and equipment is secured for operating in and around a helicopter


Helicopter is approached, entered and exited in a safe manner in accordance with workplace procedures and/or flight crew instructions


Individual seating is occupied and restraint devices are applied


Identified hazards are communicated to fast rope team members


Flight crew instructions are followed


Environmental conditions and alternative routes to/from helicopter are identified


Prepare for fast roping operation


Fast roping descent instructions are received and confirmed as required


Workplace procedures, work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and safety control measures are applied


Operational and fast rope equipment including personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected and fitted in accordance with workplace procedures


Individual pre-flight check of fast rope equipment is conducted


Damage to operational, fast rope and safety equipment is reported and remedial action is taken in accordance with workplace procedures


Emplane and complete on-board procedures


Aircraft is approached and emplaned in accordance with workplace procedures


Fast ropes are secured to allocated rope attachment device, checked and prepared for flight


Ropers and operational equipment are secured prior to flight


Flight crew orders and instructions are complied with


Fast ropes and operational equipment are monitored during flight


Communications and directions are interpreted and relayed to ropers


Individual in-flight safety checks are conducted


Fast rope from helicopter


Fast rope exit positions are adopted under supervision of flight crew or safety officer


Positions are resumed in aircraft on abort instruction from flight crew


Fast ropes are deployed on instruction from flight crew or safety officer


Aircraft is exited on instruction of flight crew or safety officer


Aircraft emergency and fast rope contingency procedures are implemented as required


Fast rope is descended in a controlled manner


Landing and clearance of roping point is conducted in accordance with workplace procedures


Equipment is gathered and taken to designated team assembly point


De-service fast rope equipment


Area is cleared in preparation for de-servicing of fast rope equipment in accordance with workplace procedures


Fast rope and operational equipment is de-serviced and stowed in accordance with workplace procedures