Operate at non-towered aerodromes

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AVIY0004, 'Operate at non-towered aerodromes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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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.


Conduct pre-flight preparations


Relevant non-towered aerodrome operational information is extracted from authorised sources


Information is interpreted to determine appropriate departure, arrival and landing requirements


Special aerodrome procedures are identified as required


Weather forecasts and local observations are checked for operating validity for flight planned duration


Relevant radio and navigation aid frequencies are identified for use during all flight modes


Taxi aircraft at a non-towered aerodrome or landing area


Non-towered aerodrome or landing area charts are used


Local or area barometric pressure adjusted for sea level (QNH) is set


Operating intentions are broadcast via radio telecommunications on appropriate frequency


Local and area traffic information is obtained and interpreted


Aircraft separation and lookout is maintained for other aircraft and for other aerodrome obstructions or hazards


Appropriate aircraft lighting is selected during aircraft taxi


Aerodrome ground markings are identified and appropriate action is taken during aircraft taxi


Aircraft is taxied or air transited to runway holding point


Perform aircraft departure


Runway approaches are checked and cleared in all directions prior to entering runway


Aircraft transponder code and appropriate mode are selected


Aircraft position and operating intentions are broadcast on appropriate frequencies


Aircraft separation is maintained during aircraft departure sequence


Air service provider is advised of departure details as required


Perform arrival and landing


Relevant non-towered aerodrome operational information is extracted from authorised sources prior to entering circuit area


Local or area barometric pressure adjusted for sea level (QNH) is set


Aircraft position and operating intentions are broadcast on appropriate frequencies


Aircraft separation and tracking tolerances are maintained


Wind velocity and direction is assessed to determine appropriate circuit and landing direction


Non-towered aerodrome runway or landing areas are confirmed as serviceable for landing sequence


Runway areas and landing areas are checked and confirmed to be clear of landing obstacles and hazards


Aircraft arrival sequence is conducted in accordance with manufacturer and organisational operating procedures


Aircraft is landed and cleared from runway and landing areas


Air service provider is advised of landing details as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

AVIY0004 appears in the following qualifications:

  • AVI50315 - Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Helicopter)
  • AVI50215 - Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)