Pilot a helicopter during external load operations

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 AVIY4058, 'Pilot a helicopter during external load operations'.
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.


Plan and prepare for external load operations


External load tasking requirements are identified


External load is secured, stabilised and rigged in accordance with workplace procedures


External load procedure, equipment and personnel required for task are determined


Helicopter performance data is interpreted and calculated to ensure suitability of aircraft for external load operations


Outbound and return flight routes are planned


Secure and stable load preparations are arranged


Load-lifting equipment strength and suitability are assessed


Conduct pre-flight briefings


Requirements of load task are explained and confirmed


Personnel responsible for inspecting load-lifting equipment for serviceability and security are identified


Communication and hook-up procedure is explained


Hook-up person and hook-up procedure is specified


Departure, transit, approach, termination and load release procedures are explained


Emergency procedures are explained and confirmed


Pilot vertical reference (long line) procedure is explained


Crew and ground support personnel are briefed on all aspects of external load operation


Seating is adjusted to ensure full exercise of flight controls and ability to scan instrument panel


Helicopter performance data is interpreted and calculated to ensure suitability of aircraft for operations


Aircraft is configured for external load operations and security of internal equipment is arranged as required


Operate helicopter


Functional and safety checks on role equipment are performed, and defects are reported


Fuel and cargo load combinations to achieve task are calculated


Adequacy of power margin and directional control are determined


Stable hover over load during hook-up/delivery procedures is maintained


External load is lifted and transported to a separate location and placed at a specified position


External load is monitored and appropriate actions are taken to ensure load security and stability during flight


Manage abnormal and emergency situations


Helicopter control is maintained


Abnormal and/or emergency situations are identified and managed


Load is jettisoned when flight safety is compromised or load stability is uncontrollable


Conduct post-flight activities


Operating procedures and outcomes of flight are reviewed and analysed


Effectiveness, efficiency and performance of equipment is analysed and reported


Inspection, servicing and stowage of equipment is organised