Operate flying systems

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 CUASTA403, 'Operate flying systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate flying systems' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for flying operations

1.1 Clarify flying requirements in consultation with relevant personnel and with reference to production documentation

1.2 Plot and run through fly cues, ensuring correct speed and timing of each cue

1.3 Modify cues as required, in consultation with relevant personnel

1.4 Complete pre-show checks to ensure individual components of flying systems are ready for operation and comply with safety requirements

1.5 Execute pre-sets and document modifications as required

2. Fly set elements

2.1 Execute fly cues safely according to performance requirements

2.2 Use flying systems within their rated capacity and acceptable safety margins

2.3 Where counterweight systems are used, keep flown loads and counterweights in balance or under control

2.4 Use brake system, handbrake or other stopping devices safely and appropriately

2.5 Use control systems according to instructions

2.6 Promptly identify problems with flying system operation and rectify or refer to relevant personnel according to organisational procedures and safety regulations

2.7 Use communication systems and signals according to organisational procedures and safety requirements

3. Complete post-show tasks

3.1 Reset flying elements at completion of performances according to organisational procedures and safety regulations

3.2 Inform relevant personnel of aspects of system operation that require attention

3.3 Contribute to evaluations of productions and implement recommendations aimed at improving overall effectiveness of flying operations