Operate helicopter at low level

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 AVIY0021, 'Operate helicopter at low level'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate helicopter at low level' 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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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


Plan lowlevel operations


Requirement to operate at low level is identified and justified in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements


Lowlevel operational hazards are identified, evaluated and risk managed, and appropriate decision is made concerning the safe conduct of these operations


Aircraft type and performance is assessed as appropriate for low-level operations


Consultation with all relevant stakeholders involved in a low-level operation is completed to confirm task/operating requirements


Pre-flight inspection is correctly performed, and aircraft serviceability type and performance are determined as appropriate for the task


Actual and forecast weather conditions are analysed for effects on low-level operations


Area of lowlevel operations is identified using chart and geographical features, including the boundary where low flying may commence and normal flight altitude is required


Action plans for the operation are formulated to ensure safe and effective operation of a helicopter at low level


Unplanned manoeuvres are avoided


Compliance is maintained with air traffic control (ATC) instructions, regulatory and reporting requirements


Manoeuvre helicopter at low level


Lowlevel flight manoeuvres are performed safely using pre-planned manoeuvres at planned altitudes


Effects of wind velocity, false horizons, rising ground and mountainous terrain are managed, and control of helicopter is correctly maintained


Visual attention is focused outside the cockpit


Lookout is maintained using a systematic scan technique at a rate determined by traffic density, visibility and/or terrain


Natural horizon is used as primary attitude reference


Nose of aircraft is cleared to ensure forward visibility when appropriate


Situational awareness is maintained at all times during lowlevel manoeuvres


Helicopter is safely manoeuvred adjacent to power lines and wires


All obstacles are identified, and are appropriately and safely avoided


Personnel, animals, vehicles and buildings are identified, and are appropriately and safely avoided


Height is maintained by visual reference to earth’s surface when below 500 ft AGL


Weather conditions are monitored and appropriate responses are made


Fuel status is monitored and appropriate responses are made


Local and published noise abatement requirements and curfews are observed


Perform quick stop manoeuvre


Deceleration of helicopter from forward flight is initiated into wind, maintaining height to terminate to the hover at nominated hover point


Aircraft is turned and decelerated or decelerated and turned, maintaining height by controlled action, to terminate to the hover at nominated hover point, into wind


Deceleration/acceleration manoeuvres are conducted within the time and distance limitations specified while maintaining a constant height above the surface


Wind velocity is estimated and is appropriately taken into account in manoeuvres


Helicopter inertia is anticipated and appropriate allowance is made in manoeuvres


Situation awareness is maintained at all times during a quick stop manoeuvre


Obstructions are identified, and are appropriately and safely avoided


Execute forced landing from 200 ft AGL


Emergency situations requiring a forced landing are identified


Appropriate immediate actions are performed


Landing area within autorotative distance is selected and appropriate action plan is formulated


Emergency procedures are performed


Emergency radio messages of intentions are transmitted


Helicopter is landed and shut down as required


Operate at low level in hilly terrain


Helicopter is safely manoeuvred at low level in hilly terrain


Safe operating heights relevant to lowlevel operation type are established and maintained


Terrain flight following techniques are applied during lowlevel operations


Appropriate geographical features and markers are identified and selected to aid situational awareness


Rising and falling ground/terrain is identified and approached using safe flying techniques, including identifying abort points and escape routes


Effects of wind and turbulence in hilly terrain, including lee effects are identified and managed


Spatial disorientation factors relevant to lowlevel operations are identified and applied to lowlevel manoeuvres