Pilot a helicopter during hoisting operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AVIY4060, 'Pilot a helicopter during hoisting 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.


Plan hoisting operations


Tasking requirements are identified


Crew and equipment required to ensure safe achievement of task are determined


Helicopter performance data is interpreted and calculated to ensure suitability of aircraft for operations


Transit, hoisting operation communications and recovery are planned in accordance with workplace procedures


Operations at hoist site, including consideration of obstructions, terrain and any factors that may adversely affect lift, are planned


Abnormal and emergency hoisting situation contingency procedures are planned


Conduct pre-flight briefings


Hoisting operational requirements are briefed and confirmed


Location, terrain features (sea state as required) and forecast weather conditions are obtained and confirmed


Timings, route/s, airspeeds and altitudes are confirmed


Relevant personnel are briefed about pilot, crew and hoisting personnel responsibilities and communication procedures


Abnormal and emergency hoisting situation contingency procedures are briefed


Operate a helicopter during hoisting operations


Adequacy of hover power margin and control limits to perform hoisting operations is checked and maintained


Site inspection, approach and hover heading are determined in accordance with operational requirements


Descent and approach are controlled to terminate over hoist site


Control is applied to helicopter to maintain position over hoist site


Obstacle clearances to obstructions, constructions and terrain are maintained during deployment and retrieval operation


Effective communications with crew and relevant personnel are maintained during operation


Safety and security of passengers and/or cargo is managed


Hoist cable is recovered and stowed, and site is vacated in accordance with workplace procedures.


Manage abnormal and emergency situations


Helicopter control is maintained


Abnormal and/or emergency situations are identified and managed


Hoist cargo/personnel are safely jettisoned (as required) when flight safety or hover stability is compromised


Conduct post-flight briefings


Operating procedures and flight outcomes are reviewed and analysed


Effectiveness, efficiency and performance of equipment are analysed and reported


Inspection, servicing and stowage of hoist equipment are organised/confirmed