Australian Industry Standards (AIS) have advised the Commercial Pilot Regulatory Update project which involved the Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane), two Skills Sets and three Units of Competency have been updated to enhance the safety of pilots when undertaking ‘incipient spin’ manoeuvres. The units have been amended to address changes to CASA regulations Part 61 Manual of Standards (MOS).
Two Skill Sets have been updated to incorporate the changes to these units. In addition, AVIY0017Y Control aircraft in advanced flight manoeuvres has been updated and moved to the elective bank of the qualification following the deletion of a previous Skill Set.
Visit the AIS website for further details.
Australian Industry Standards (AIS) recently released the 2022 Supply Chain Industry Outlook that identifies six megatrends impacting the supply chain. The Outlook focuses on the following industries in the supply chain that AIS supports: Transport and Logistics, Aviation, Maritime, and Rail.
The report is a snapshot of a continually evolving story that is intended to alert and inform a wide audience and enhance the industry’s capacity to act on workforce development initiatives. It also looks at the impact of COVID-19 while addressing the critical role that supply chains play in enabling a strong Australian economy.
You can access the Industry Outlook here.
We were delighted to see an incredible turnout of RTOs representing our diverse industry coverage areas on Friday 3 December 2021 at the LDSC annual RTO Forum. With at least representative from each industry sector: Maritime, Retail, Aviation, Road Transport, Rail, Warehousing and Logistics. A thank you to all our presenters who provided an update on their respective areas with insight into what is occurring for their organisations next year:
On behalf of the Aviation Industry Reference Committee, the TAC has drafted materials for this project and is requesting stakeholder feedback. The materials for the Aviation Supervision project include the addition of a new specialisation stream to the Certificate IV in Aviation (Aviation Supervision), incorporating Units of Competency from the recently deleted Certificate IV Aviation (Flight Operation Supervision).
The TAC has also removed the unit AVIF0029 Implement threat and error management strategies from the core that was previously added in error.
Click here to view draft materials or to submit feedback by Monday, 6 September 2021.
As always, if providing comment, please send a copy of your feedback to LDSC via firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can ensure any issues identified by WA Stakeholders has been taken into account during the consultation process.
To further assist operators and individuals impacted by the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) introduced additional alleviation measures to provide support to the aviation industry until 31 March 2022.
CASA EX92/21 - as amended by CASA EX100/21, provides alleviation from:
* flight reviews and proficiency checks
* operator proficiency checks
* proficiency in emergency procedures
* balloon instructor ratings
for pilots, aircrew, cabin crew, AOC holders, flight training organisations, and Part 137 operators.
To find out more, visit their COVID-19 page
The Aviation Services Accreditation Support Program provides financial assistance to Australia’s aviation industry to assist with the impact of COVID-19. A significant portion of aviation ground handling staff have not worked since March 2020 and due to this long period of negligible flying activity, the ground handling workforce are likely to require retraining and reaccreditation to ensure safety standards are maintained for all flights. Noting that ground handling organisations service all aspects of aviation, the Program will provide capped grants to eligible businesses to contribute to mandatory training, certification, and accreditation of ground handling workers essential for the operation of aircraft. Training support would be available for both new and existing employees, as required to support aviation recovery.
Click here for more information.
The Australian government is to develop an air traffic control-style system for drones, which will be created in collaboration with Defence, Airservices and CASA. It will also include a new National Drone Detection Network that will use sensors to monitor the devices and safeguard privacy, noise and their use at cultural sites. It aims to begin initial operations in 2023.
The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) has recently released Cases for Change for Rail, Aviation, Transport and Logistics, Maritime, and Defence sectors. This work is aimed at ensuring qualifications, Skill Sets and Units of Competency reflect current technologies, industry practices, and regulations and requires industry feedback required by Tuesday, 11 May 2021 for all sectors.
As always, if you are providing comment, please send a copy of your feedback to the LDSC so that we can ensure feedback from WA Stakeholders has been taken into account during the consultation process.