This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply regulations and policies during remote pilot aircraft systems (RPAS) operations, in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and national operating standards.
It includes complying with relevant regulations and legal obligations, complying with established industrial relations practices and requirements, and complying with relevant local laws and regulations.
This unit addresses aviation non-technical skill requirements (mental, social and personal-management abilities) related to safety management duties of aviation personnel, and contributes to safe and effective performance in complex aviation operational environments.
Operations are conducted as part of recreational, commercial and military aircraft activities across a variety of operational contexts within the Australian aviation industry.
Work is performed independently or under limited supervision within a single-pilot or multi-crew RPAS environment.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.
Use for Defence Aviation is to be in accordance with relevant Defence Orders, Instructions, Publications and Regulations.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
Comply with relevant regulations and legal obligations
Sources of information on regulatory requirements and legal obligations relevant to operations are identified and accessed in accordance with workplace procedures
An understanding of regulatory requirements and legal obligations relevant to operations is developed and applied to day-to-day work in the aviation industry
Compliance with regulatory requirements and legal obligations in safety, security and operational tasks is maintained
Comply with established industrial relations practices and requirements
Sources of information on established industrial relations practices and requirements relevant to the aviation industry are identified and accessed in accordance with workplace procedures
An understanding of established industrial relations practices and requirements relevant to the aviation industry is developed and applied to day-to-day work in the aviation industry
An understanding of employer/employee obligations and responsibilities is developed and applied to day-to-day work in the aviation industry
Comply with relevant local laws and regulations
Regulations and other local, state/territory and commonwealth laws relevant to work activities of RPAS crew are correctly identified and applied
Compliance with relevant local, state/territory and commonwealth laws and regulations is maintained
Evidence of Performance
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:
adapting to differences in equipment and operating environment in accordance with standard operating procedures
communicating effectively with others
completing documentation related to regulations and policies during RPAS operations
identifying and correctly using relevant equipment
implement contingency plans
implementing work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures and relevant regulations
modifying activities depending on workplace contingencies, situations and environments
monitoring and anticipating operational problems, including safety and security hazards and taking appropriate action
monitoring work activities in terms of planned schedule
operating electronic communications equipment to required
reading interpreting and following relevant instructions, regulations, procedures, information and signs
reporting and/or rectifying problems, faults or malfunctions promptly, in accordance with workplace procedures
selecting and using required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and WHS/OHS standards
working collaboratively with others when implementing regulations and policies during RPAS operations
working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment.
Evidence of Knowledge
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:
established industrial relations practices and requirements:
company or enterprise
applicable state/territory legislation
relevant Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASRs) and Civil Aviation Orders pertaining to integrated safety and operational responsibilities relevant to individual work role:
emergency services personnel
relevant local laws and regulations:
As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.
As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.
Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.
Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations. Where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.
Resources for assessment must include access to:
a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations
acceptable means of simulation assessment
applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals
relevant materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry.
Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.
Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.
F â€“ Safety Management