Control helicopter on the ground

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 AVIY4011B, 'Control helicopter on the ground'.
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



1Start and stop engine

1.1 Start/stop checklists are followed in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements

1.2 Helicopter is positioned with a view to safety and rotor clearance when starting engine

1.3 Engine is started/stopped in accordance with manufacturers instruction, workplace procedures, regulatory requirements and Flight Manual/Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH)

1.4 Pre-start and after-start checks are completed in accordance with Flight Manual/POH

1.5 Emergencies are managed in accordance with Flight Manual/POH, emergency procedures and regulatory requirements

1.6 Pre- and after-shutdown checks are completed in accordance with approved checklist and Flight Manual/POH

1.7 Engine is operated within manufacturers limitations

1.8 Compliance is maintained with local and published noise abatement requirements and curfews

2Engage and stop rotor

2.1 Wind conditions are assessed and appropriate allowance is made in accordance with manufacturers instructions and workplace procedures

2.2 Engine RPM is set within limits before rotor engagement

2.3 Rotor brake is released/applied in accordance with Flight Manual/POH procedures

2.4 Rotor is engaged and stopped in accordance with manufacturers instructions, workplace procedures and Flight Manual/POH

2.5 Engine RPM is maintained within limits during rotor engagement in accordance with manufacturers instructions

2.6 Disc position is maintained within operating limits both as RPM increases and during rotor stopping operations

2.7 Transmission, hydraulic system and engine indications are monitored and appropriate responses are made if necessary

3Control main rotor disc and anti-torque system

3.1 Collective and cyclic pitch controls are set to maintain main rotor disc parallel to the landing surface at flat pitch and at idle RPM

3.2 Anti-torque pedals are set to compensate for main rotor torque

3.3 Rotor disc and RPM are controlled while performing any other required tasks or actions

Qualifications and Skillsets

AVIY4011B appears in the following qualifications:

  • AVI40208 - Certificate IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Helicopter Licence)