Operate at a controlled aerodrome

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 AVIY0005, 'Operate at a controlled aerodrome'.
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 controlled 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 controlled aerodrome


Air traffic clearances are obtained and complied with


Aircraft is manoeuvred to holding point as instructed and appropriate action is taken to avoid other aircraft and obstructions


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


Aerodrome lighting signals are identified and appropriate action is taken to comply with ground/hover taxi requirements


Airport runway incursion hotspots are identified


Aircraft separation and lookout are maintained for other aircraft and other aerodrome obstructions including jet blast hazards


Appropriate aircraft lighting is selected during aircraft taxi


Aircraft is taxied or air transited to runway holding point


Perform aircraft departure


Airways clearance is obtained and confirmed with air traffic services


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


Aircraft transponder code and appropriate mode are selected


Air traffic departure instructions are complied with, and air traffic is advised of clearance instructions non-compliance as soon as possible as required


Aircraft separation is maintained and wake turbulence conditions are avoided during aircraft departure sequence


Air traffic service is advised of departure details as required


Airways clearance instructions are maintained within tracking and altitude tolerances, and lookout is maintained until clear of the aerodrome control zone


Perform arrival and landing


Relevant controlled aerodrome operational information is extracted from authorised sources prior to entering control area


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


Air traffic clearance is gained from air traffic service and appropriate transponder code is selected prior to entry to control area, and air traffic is advised of clearance instructions non-compliance as soon as possible as required


Aircraft separation, lookout and tracking tolerances are maintained within the control area


Wind velocity and direction are assessed to confirm clearance instructions, and appropriate circuit and landing direction


Landing clearance is confirmed with air traffic service


Aircraft is landed and taxi clearance from runway and landing areas is obtained

Qualifications and Skillsets

AVIY0005 appears in the following qualifications:

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