Apply situational awareness in remote pilot aircraft systems (RPAS) 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 AVIZ3052A, 'Apply situational awareness in remote pilot aircraft systems (RPAS) 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


Maintain situational awareness


Continuous monitoring of all critical factors relevant to the safe progress of a flight is demonstrated


Situational awareness is demonstrated through application of an effective visual scan, crew interaction, use of radio and inter-crew communication, use of traffic information and use of RPA systems where applicable


Trends towards an unsafe situation are recognised and appropriate corrective action is employed in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements


Breakdown in situational awareness is identified and is rectified promptly


Assess situations and make decisions


Operational problems are identified and analysed


Operational risks are assessed and reported according to workplace procedures and regulatory requirements


Potential solutions are identified and control measures are decided upon and implemented


Determined plan of action is communicated and tasks are allocated to others as appropriate


Plan of action is implemented and monitored to achieve optimum outcomes


Plan of action and implementation process is re-evaluated and amended as needed to achieve optimum outcomes


Extended operational changes resulting from action plan and related risks are monitored and managed to ensure a safe outcome of flight


Set priorities and manage tasks


Priorities and workload are organised to ensure completion of all tasks relevant to the safety of the flight


Safe and effective operation of the RPA is prioritised ahead of competing tasks


Critical events and tasks are anticipated and managed to ensure completion within available time constraints


Technology is used to reduce workload and improve ability to perform mental and manipulative activities safely


Fixation on single actions/functions is avoided


Signs and symptoms of fatigue are identified and appropriate actions are taken to manage fatigue of self or others


Work with others in the management of situational awareness


Collaboration with others is demonstrated in order to ensure the safe completion of a flight


Effective and efficient communications and interpersonal relationships are established and maintained with all stakeholders to ensure the safe outcome of the flight


Crew members are encouraged to participate in and contribute to the safe outcome of a flight


Appropriate action is taken in conjunction with others to cooperatively correct any identified unsafe situations which may develop during an RPA flight