Work safely around 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 PUAFIR209B, 'Work safely around aircraft'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Work safely around 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



1. Work safely in the vicinity of aircraft

1.1 Suitable, visible clothing and protective equipment are used

1.2 Appropriate precautions and clearances are followed when operating on or near aircraft movement areas

1.3 Any approach to an operating aircraft is made according to the organisation's procedures, from an angle visible to the pilot or flight crew and with approval of the pilot or flight crew

1.4 Adequate clearance is maintained from propellers, rotors and/or turbine engines, exhaust gases and engine intakes

1.5 Activities anticipate the typical manoeuvring patterns of aircraft

1.6 Any instructions or signals from pilots or staff controlling aircraft are complied with

1.7 Site hazards are identified

2. Facilitate safe ground support

2.1 Appropriate precautions are observed when positioning vehicles or equipment close to aircraft

2.2 Aircraft design features are respected while boarding, loading or handling aircraft

2.3 Instructions from pilots, the organisation's staff coordinating aircraft operations, organisation's procedures and placards are followed during ground support operations

2.4 Aircraft loading is supervised by the pilot or flight crew member and complies with the appropriate weight, balance and loading system

2.5 Areas are designated and separated according to site features and the specific operations being conducted

2.6 Fitting of equipment to an aircraft is conducted under the pilot's supervision and with the appropriate regulatory approvals

2.7 Aircraft fuels, oils, and supplies are stored and handled according to regulatory requirements and the organisation's procedures

2.8 Any suspected defects or hazards to aircraft or equipment are reported to the pilot or other appropriate supervisor

2.9 Appropriate aerodrome regulations are complied with

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAFIR209B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA20601 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
  • PUA20701 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
  • FPI20105 - Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management
  • AVI40610 - Certificate IV in Aviation (Aircrewman)
  • AVI30510 - Certificate III in Aviation (Rescue Crewman)

And the skillsets: