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 email@example.com 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.
On behalf of the Transport and Logistics IRC, Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is holding a webinar about emerging trends for your industry, cross-sector issues, and proposed qualification changes to support workforce needs.
Register here to join the Aviation webinar on 15 March 2021. Hear from the Industry Reference Committee about current industry challenges and its role in addressing skills needs, and the AIS Skills Specialist about proposed qualification changes.
AIS is keen to hear your ideas and feedback to ensure qualifications and skills standards deliver real outcomes for industry.
Be a part of AIS’ Industry Skills 360 Series of webinars by visiting the AIS Engagement Hub and see how you can provide feedback.
The Aviation Training Package (Release 7.0) has been endorsed by Skills Ministers for implementation.
The Aviation Industry Reference Committee, with the support of its Technical Advisory Committee, has revised the Certificate IV in Aviation (Aviation Supervision) and seven associated Units of Competency to meet the skills requirements of operational supervisors.