Perform helicopter deck landing operations

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 AVIY4057, 'Perform helicopter deck landing operations'.
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.


Plan deck landing operations


Tasking requirements are identified


Crew, role equipment and safety equipment necessary to ensure safe achievement of task are determined


Helicopter is certified for task in accordance with regulations and workplace procedures


Outbound and return flight loading and flight routes are planned


Security and care of passengers and/or equipment for deck landing operations are planned


Conduct pre-flight briefings for deck landing operations


Flight/ground crews and other relevant stakeholders are briefed on allocated duties


Weather suitability is determined and confirmed against workplace procedures and limitations


Briefs/self-briefs for deck landing operations are performed


Take off and transit to and from vessel


Appropriate take-off and departure configurations are selected


Helicopter is navigated to the rendezvous


Information regarding identified vessel’s ability to receive aircraft is obtained


Vessel is instructed to manoeuvre to achieve optimum deck conditions for landing


Relative wind, ship pitch and roll information, hover heading and helideck location are obtained and acceptability is confirmed


Pre-descent checks are completed


Descent profile and circuit pattern are determined


Approach and land on vessel helideck


Control manipulation, instrument scan and visual cues are used to manoeuvre aircraft safely during approach and landing


Night interception of glide slope is carried out as required


Touch-down point and reference markers are identified and confirmed


Constant angle approach and landing is performed


Safe termination of approach and stable hover over helideck is performed


Helideck landing is performed


Take off and climb out from vessel helideck


Safety and security during deck operations is managed


Stable hover over deck is established


Obstacles are identified and avoided


Instrument take-off under no horizon conditions is performed


Instrument climb-out procedure is performed


Manage abnormal and emergency situations during deck landing operations


Abnormal and/or emergency situations are identified and confirmed


Helicopter is controlled to maintain safe flight


Abnormal or emergency situations are managed in accordance with workplace procedures, and aircraft flight manual (AFM)/pilot’s operating handbook (POH)


Aborted approach from final approach is performed


Ditching and underwater escape procedures are applied as required