Conduct airborne rappelling operations

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 AVIY4056, 'Conduct airborne rappelling operations'.
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.


Prepare helicopter and personnel for airborne rappelling operations


Helicopter and airborne rappelling attachment device are pre-flight checked to determine serviceability


Airborne rappelling location and surrounds are assessed for suitability


Rappelling personnel characteristics and operational variations are considered in scope of mission planning


Crew is briefed during mission brief


Airborne rappelling supervisor is briefed


Static ground rehearsals are conducted with personnel and equipment


Fitness of rappelling personnel to complete task is confirmed in accordance with established procedures


Prepare for airborne rappelling operations


Ropes are attached to airborne rappelling attachment device and are checked for security


Rappellers are restrained in aircraft prior to take-off


Fitting of rappeller personnel protective equipment is checked


Deployment checks are conducted prior to rope deployment


Helicopter safety hazards are communicated using workplace procedures


Wind speed and direction are communicated


Approach and overshoot paths are communicated


Perform airborne rappelling operations


Helicopter is manoeuvred to rappelling point


Ropes and rappellers are deployed in accordance with workplace procedures


Situational awareness of rappelling position and aircraft flight performance is maintained


Rappelling ropes are recovered or released as required


Clearance for aircraft departure is provided by airborne rappelling dispatcher at completion of deployment


Respond to airborne rappelling emergencies and abnormal situations


Airborne rappelling emergencies and abnormal situations are identified, diagnosed and communicated


Airborne rappelling emergency or remedial actions are undertaken to maintain safety of flight and personnel