Marshal aircraft

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 DEFCMD001, 'Marshal aircraft'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Marshal aircraft' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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


Prepare for marshalling


Process aircraft arrival or departure in accordance with organisational procedures


Determine and clarify marshalling requirements for different aircraft types, as required


Check and verify aircraft documentation serviceability status


Select and fit personal protective equipment (PPE)


Apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) operations requirements


Confirm allocated aircraft parking position


Select and check for serviceability, ancillary support equipment used for marshalling and aircraft parking


Complete relevant documentation


Determine aircraft parking position


Ensure aircraft position during marshalling, aircraft parking, and use of ancillary support equipment is in accordance with manufacturer procedures


Conduct movement on tarmac in a safe manner in accordance with organisational procedures


Monitor environmental factors to maintain safety when marshalling or parking aircraft


Marshal aircraft during start/shut down


Identify and apply special circumstances and procedures during aircraft systems start-and shut-down


Employ standard marshalling signals and/or communication


Maintain visual contact with pilot, other aircrew and/or ground staff


Ensure safety of self and other personnel within the vicinity of propellers and engine intakes/exhausts


Direct personnel to and from aircraft within prescribed entry and exit arcs


Follow emergency procedures, as required in an incident, in accordance with operational procedures


Secure aircraft in accordance with operational procedures


Marshal aircraft during taxiing


Identify and apply special circumstances/procedures during aircraft taxiing, as required


Employ standard marshalling signals and/or communication


Maintain visual contact with the pilot, other aircrew or ground staff


Maintain safety distances between aircraft and ground personnel/obstructions