Implement instrument flight rules planning procedures

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 AVIH0004, 'Implement instrument flight rules planning procedures'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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


Assess instrument flight planning needs


Operator flight planning objectives and factors contributing to and or influencing these objectives, are defined


Conflicting flight planning objectives including commercial and safety imperatives are identified


Direct operating costs of a flight plan including fuel, resourcing, engineering, navigational and ground handling factors are considered and assessed for applicability to flight plan


Relationship between different flight planning objectives including minimum fuel, maximum speed and thrust, minimum cost and varying operational requirements is determined and applied


Value of flight plan in establishing track, distance, heading, speed, times, optimum route, altitudes, contingency planning, fuel consumption and reserves, is assessed


Value of flight plan to air traffic services in establishing reporting points, flight information region crossing and coordination, pre-departure clearances, and traffic flow coordination, is assessed


Appropriate state and operator authorisations are obtained to plan and manage a range of instrument flight operation types including scheduled, non-scheduled, charter, ferry, training, test and publicity flights


Instrument flight planning process is applied while assessing a wide range of planning factors including type of flight, weather, aircraft type, availability and performance, crew, payload, schedule, departure, enroute and destination requirements, state based air service requirements, briefing, flight plan delivery and filing


International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) air traffic flight plan format, filing, and performance based navigation requirements are determined and applied to instrument flight planning processes


Determine aircraft instrument flight requirements


Aircraft requirements for instrument flight are determined


Flight and navigation instruments, including minimum electrical lighting, navigation equipment, minimum equipment lists and any other requirements fitted to the aircraft are identified and assessed to ensure they are suitable and acceptable for instrument flight


Identify operational flight documentation


Essential operational documentation applicable to instrument flight type is identified for use by flight crew


Applicable information contained in documents for flight planning and management is interpreted and applied


Aircraft library requirements including operating manual suite, aeronautical information publications, logbooks and other relevant flight documents are identified


Prepare charts and instrument flight plans


Charts suitable for intended instrument flight are identified, selected and prepared


Applicable information to prepare a flight plan that details tracks, distances, times, altitudes to be flown and fuel requirements to reach destination are obtained, analysed and applied


Meteorological, airways facilities, aerodrome and Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) information applicable to planning and conducting a flight is obtained, interpreted and applied


Navigation information applicable to flight planning is obtained, interpreted and applied


Select instrument flight routes


Factors contributing to selecting optimum track, great circle track and minimum time track are identified


Minimum time track on upper air charts is plotted


Preferred minimum time track is determined and modified as required


Fuel quantities more than minimum fuel are routinely considered and cost of carriage is assessed and determined in context of overall flight plan


Determine operational requirements


Suitability of aerodrome for instrument flight operations is determined


Operational constraints are complied with


Holding, alternate and reserve fuel requirements due to weather, navigation aid availability and aerodrome lighting are determined in accordance with operational requirements


Total fuel requirements are calculated


Release an instrument flight plan


All required safety conditions, limitations and regulations are met and gross error check is performed


Flight crew briefing information is collated including meteorological information, airport status, navigation aids, communication facilities, aircraft equipment and deviations, and reasons for flight plan submission


An ICAO air traffic instrument flight plan is compiled, filed and managed for changes, delays and cancellation purposes


Scheduled or unscheduled flights are re-cleared (re-filed) as required, based on revised flight information, using fuel saving techniques and varying operational requirements


Provide extended twin operations flight planning and flight support


Extended twin-engine operations (ETOPS) planning considerations and regulatory requirements are determined and applied to instrument flight planning activities


ETOPS approval processes for regular passenger transport (RPT) or charter operations are understood and implemented where necessary


System redundancy levels appropriate to ETOPS are identified and applied to ETOPS instrument flight planning activities


ETOPS communication and navigation requirements between aircraft and relevant agencies and aids are determined and applied to ETOPS instrument flight planning activities


Required ETOPS take-off, destination and alternate aerodrome requirements are assessed for suitability and recorded within flight planning and flight crew operational documentation


Actual or forecast weather conditions for duration of planned flight are assessed for ETOPS planning purposes


Aircraft performance data is interpreted and applied to ETOPS instrument flight planning activities


Relevant flight support information and assistance is provided to pilot in command (PIC) for ETOPS flight planning and normal flight situations


Relevant flight support information and assistance is provided to PIC during abnormal or emergency ETOPS situations

Qualifications and Skillsets

AVIH0004 appears in the following qualifications:

  • AVI40316 - Certificate IV in Aviation (Flight Operations Supervision)
  • AVI30416 - Certificate III in Aviation (Ground Operations and Service)

And the skillsets: