Take off helicopter and approach to hover

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Assessment Tool
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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
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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 AVIY4014B, 'Take off helicopter and approach to hover'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Carry out pre-take-off checks

1.1 Pre-take-off checks are completed in accordance with approved checklist, workplace procedures and regulatory requirements

1.2 Helicopter is lined up in the take-off direction

1.3 Helicopter is positioned at the optimum position within the helicopter landing site (HLS)

1.4 Line-up checks are performed in accordance with approved checklist, when appropriate

2Take off helicopter

2.1 Air traffic control clearances are obtained and compliance is maintained with clearance conditions and requirements

2.2 Helicopter is moved from a stationary position in a specified direction passing through translational lift remaining clear of obstructions and establishing a climb

2.3 After-take-off checks are completed in accordance with approved checklist

2.4 Local and published noise abatement requirements and curfews are observed

2.5 Awareness of circuit traffic is maintained and conflict is avoided

2.6 Situation awareness is maintained in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements

3Approach to hover

3.1 Pre-landing checks are completed in accordance with approved checklist, workplace procedures and regulatory requirements

3.2 Helicopter is descended to the hover at the termination point at a reducing closure rate and along a specified track on an approach angle appropriate to the helicopter type and conditions

3.3 During the descent to the termination point, helicopter operation is maintained within all specified limitations in accordance with workplace procedures, manufacturers instructions and regulatory requirements

3.4 Appropriate approach angle and track is intercepted and approach manoeuvres are conducted in accordance with workplace procedures, air traffic control instructions and regulatory requirements

3.5 Approach is terminated at the hover over the termination point

4Perform go-around procedure

4.1 Critical situations are recognised and timely decisions are made to go-around in circumstances that require discontinuation of a circuit or approach

4.2 Climb is initiated from any position in the circuit pattern

4.3 Obstructions and traffic are appropriately avoided during the climb following a decision to go-around

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

4.5 Appropriate decisions affecting safety are implemented in the time available

4.6 Awareness of all circuit traffic is maintained and conflict avoided

4.7 Different aircraft types are identified and appropriate adjustments made to flight operations to accommodate the situation of the identified aircraft

4.8 Radiotelephone (R/T) listening watch is maintained and compliance with requirements is observed

4.9 Local and published noise abatement requirements and curfews are observed

Qualifications and Skillsets

AVIY4014B appears in the following qualifications:

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