Control remote pilot aircraft (RPA) on the ground

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 AVIY3073A, 'Control remote pilot aircraft (RPA) on the ground'.
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


Start engine


Pre-start and after-start checks are completed in accordance with Flight Manual/POH


RPA is positioned to ensure safety when starting engine


Manufacturers limitations and report deviations are complied with as appropriate


Engine/s are started in accordance with Flight Manual/POH


Emergencies are managed in accordance with Flight Manual/POH and regulatory requirements


Taxi/position RPA as appropriate


ATIS reports and taxi clearance are obtained where applicable


RPA is taxied at a safe speed and in accordance with prevailing location, traffic, surface and weather conditions


Instrument checks are performed clear of conflicting traffic and other hazards to confirm serviceability


Handling and braking on the ground is in accordance with Flight Manual/POH


Airfield markings/lights/signals/indicators, where appropriate, are interpreted and complied with


Lookout and right-of-way rules are complied with when applicable


Adverse effects on other aircraft, facilities and personnel is avoided


Inspection of taxi path is carried out when surface conditions are obscured where applicable


RPA (and launch system) is positioned in accordance with launch point requirements and applicable safety precautions


Perform RPA Shutdown


Pre-and post shutdown checks are completed in accordance with Flight Manual/POH


Engine is shut down in accordance with Flight Manual/POH


Required documentation is completed in accordance with workplace procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

AVIY3073A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AVI30813 - Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot - Visual Line of Sight)