Commissioner's Information Bulletin 650

Aviation - Traineeships

Transport and Distribution

Date of effect: 9 May 2016

Bulletin Information

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin vocations will be repealed and added and national qualification codes will be updated as per the AVIv3.0 Aviation Training Package.

The following Vocation has been repealed and related traineeship pathway deleted:

  • Aviation - Leadership and Supervision

The following Vocations and related traineeship pathways have been added:

  • Aviation - Aviation Management
  • Aviation - Cabin Crew
  • Aviation - Pilot in Command
  • Aviation - Supervision

Superseded Bulletin

This Commissioners Information Bulletin supersedes Bulletin 640.

Qualifications, structure and packaging

Transition Arrangements

Industrial arrangements

Competency based completion

School based traineeships

Licensing and regulatory arrangements

Registered training organisations

Funding arrangements

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders


Job descriptions

Certificate III trainees will gain technical and non-technical aviation skills to operate effectively in a broad range of aerodrome operations roles. Trainees working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and to take limited responsibility in known and stable contexts within established parameters. They may be employed as: Aerodrome Reporting Officer; Airport Safety Officer; Airside Operations Officer; Operations Officer; and Works Safety Officer.

Certificate IV trainees will be engaged as light crew personnel performing normal and emergency aircrewman duties in support of commercial or Defence aviation operations. Duties include applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge within rotary wing operational environments. Trainees working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and limited responsibility in known or changing contexts within established parameters. They may be employed as Air Crew Officer (ACO) or Aircrewman.

Diploma trainees will be engaged as aviation management personnel performing ground operations duties in support of commercial or Defence aviation flight operations. Duties may include applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge in support of a wide range of aerodrome and air transport operations, including passenger, charter, cargo, emergency service and government operations. Trainees working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts within broad but established parameters. They may be employed as: Aerodrome Manager; Aviation Manager; Business Manager; Operations Manager; Safety Manager.

Certificate IV trainees will gain technical and non-technical aviation skills to operate effectively in a broad range of ground operations and service roles. Trainees working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts within broad but established parameters. Trainees may be employed as: Aerodrome Operations Supervisor; Aviation Supervisor; Cabin Service Supervisor; Cargo Service Supervisor; Customer Service Supervisor; or Ramp Operations Supervisor.

Certificate III trainees will gain skills to work as cabin crew personnel performing normal and emergency cabin crew duties in support of commercial or Defence aviation operations. Duties may include applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge to cabin service and cargo operations. Trainees may be employed as: Cabin Crew; Crew Attendant; or Flight Attendant.

Certificate II trainees will gain technical and non-technical aviation skills to operate effectively in a broad range of aviation security screening roles. Trainees working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and limited judgement in structured and stable contexts within narrow parameters. Trainees may be employed as an Aviation Transport Protection Officer - Checked Baggage Screener

These qualifications reflect the roles of flight crew personnel performing normal and emergency commercial pilot duties in support of commercial or Defence aviation flight operations. Flight crew duties include applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge to a wide range of air transport operations including passenger, charter and cargo operations. Trainees working at Diploma level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad but established parameters.

Both qualifications form some of the requirements for certification as a commercial pilot by the Civil Aviation Safety authority (CASA) as directed by Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 61 Flight crew licensing. Trainees seeking certification should check these requirements with CASA. Use for Defence aviation is to be in accordance with relevant Defence Orders, Instructions, Publications and Regulations.

Diploma trainees in the role of flight instructors are aviation specialists who manage and conduct flight training. At this level trainees will be delivering training and assessment services usually within aviation Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) or flight training organisations. Flight instruction duties include applying technical and non-technical aviation and vocational skills and knowledge to a wide range of learners, operating conditions and aviation environments. Individuals working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts within broad but established parameters. Individuals may be employed as: Commercial pilot flight instructor; or Military pilot flight instructor.

Advanced Diploma trainees in the role of flight instructors are aviation specialists who manage and conduct flight training. At this level experienced flight instructors will be delivering training and assessment services usually within aviation Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) or flight training organisations. They may have a role in leading other flight instructors and flight examiners, and in providing mentoring or advice to new flight instructors and flight examiners, as well as designing approaches to learning and assessment strategies across a significant area within the flight training organisation. Individuals may be employed as: Chief Flight Instructor (CFI); Chief Pilot (CP); Flight Examiner (FE); Head of Operations (HOO); or Military Senior Flight Instructor (SFI).

Certificate II trainees will gain technical and non-technical aviation skills to operate effectively in a range of flight operations cargo service roles. Trainees working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and limited judgement in structured and stable aviation operating contexts within narrow parameters. They may be employed as Cargo Services Operator or Loadmaster.

Certificate IV trainees will expand their technical and non-technical aviation skills to operate effectively in a broad range of ground operations and service roles. Trainees working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement, and to take limited responsibility in known and stable contexts within established parameters. Trainees may be employed as: Flight Operations Officer or Flight Operations Supervisor.

Certificate II and Certificates III trainees will gain technical and non-technical aviation skills to operate effectively in a broad range of ground operations and service roles. Trainees working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and limited judgement in structured and stable aviation operating contexts within narrow or established parameters. At the Certificate II level trainees may be employed as: Baggage Handler; Customer Service; Ground Operations; or Ramp Operator. At the Certificate III level trainees may be employed as: Baggage Operations; Customer Service Operations; Flight Dispatch Operations; Ground Operations; or Ramp Operations.

Diploma trainees in this role learn the roles of flight crew personnel operating in support of commercial or defence aviation flight operations. Flight crew duties include applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge to a wide range of air transport operations, including passenger, charter and cargo operations while operating aeroplanes or helicopters under the instrument flight rules (IFR). Trainees working at Diploma level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts within broad but established parameters.

This qualification forms some of the requirements for an Instrument Rating certification by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as directed by Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 61 Flight crew licensing. Trainees seeking certification should check these requirements with CASA. Use for Defence Aviation is to be in accordance with relevant Defence Orders, Instructions, Publications and Regulations. Trainees may be employed as: Commercial aeroplane pilot; Commercial helicopter pilot; Military aeroplane pilot; or Military helicopter pilot.

Advanced Diploma trainees in this qualification will learn the roles of Multi-Crew Operations and Air Transport Pilots operating within Australian domestic, international and military aeroplane and helicopter operational environments. Trainees working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in contexts that are subject to change, and within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and functions. This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification as an Air Transport Pilot and Pilot in Command by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as directed by Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) part 61 Flight crew licensing. Trainees may work as: Air Transport Pilot - Aeroplane; Air Transport Pilot - Helicopter; Military Pilot - Aeroplane; Military Pilot - Helicopter; Pilot in Command - Aeroplane; Pilot in Command - Helicopter.

Certificate III trainees in this qualification is relevant to individuals operating remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) within visual line of sight (VLOS), below 400 feet above ground level (AGL) in day visual meteorological conditions (VMC), outside of controlled airspace, greater than 3 nautical miles from an aerodrome, outside of populous areas. Remote pilot duties included applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge within RPAS operational environments. This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as described in Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 101 Division 101.F.3 - Certification of UAV controllers. Civil and military personnel seeking certification as remote pilots should check requirements with CASA.

Certificate III trainees will gain skills to work as flight crew personnel performing normal and emergency rescue crew duties in support of commercial or Defence aviation operations. Rescue crewman duties include applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge within rotary wing operational environments. Trainees may be employed as: Helicopter Crewman; Rescue Crewman; or Rescue Crewman Officer (RCO).

Certificate II trainees will gain technical and non-technical aviation skills to operate effectively in a broad range of aviation security screening roles. Individuals working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and limited judgement in structured and stable contexts within narrow parameters. Trainees may be employed as: Aviation Screening Officer; Aviation Transport Protection Officer - Passenger Screener; Aviation Transport Protection Officer - Non-Passenger Screener.


Aviation - Aerodrome Operations - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 28 March 2014
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AVI30516 Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations)
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved.
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Aviation - Aircrewman - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 4 March 2011
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AVI40116 Certificate IV in Aviation (Aircrewman)
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved.
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 3 months

Aviation - Aviation Management - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 9 May 2016
Qualification AVI50616 Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management)
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 3 months

Aviation - Cabin Crew - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 9 May 2016
Qualification AVI30116 Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew)
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 3 months

Aviation - Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 18 December 2009
Date Updated 14 December 2015
Qualification AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 3 months

Aviation - Commercial Pilot Lience - Helicopter - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 18 December 2009
Date Updated 14 December 2015
Qualification AVI50315 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Lience - Helicopter)
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved.
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 3 months

Aviation - Flight Instructor - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 4 March 2011
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • AVI50516 Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AVI60116 Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Chief Flight Instruction)
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary periods Where the nominal term is:
  • Up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • Greater than 24 months - 3 months

Aviation - Flight Operations - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 18 December 2009
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • AVI20116 Certificate II in Aviation (Flight Operations)
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AVI40316 Certificate IV in Aviation (Flight Operations Supervision)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
School based

AVI20116 Certificate II in Aviation (Flight Operations - Cargo Services)

School based part-time trainees will undertake a minimum of 100 days on-the-job training across a twenty-four (24 month) period within which trainees shall be required to demonstrate competencies relevant to the Vocational Training Order.

Probationary period 2 months

Aviation - Ground Operations and Service - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 18 December 2009
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • AVI20216 Certificate II in Aviation (Ground Operations and Service)
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AVI30416 Certificate III in Aviation (Ground Operations and Service) by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • AVI30416 Certificate III in Aviation (Ground Operations and Service) where the trainee holds AVI20216 Certificate II in Aviation (Ground Operations and Service)
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
School based

AVI20216 Certificate II in Aviation (Ground Operations and Service)

School based part-time trainees will undertake a minimum of 100 days on-the-job training across a twenty-four (24 month) period within which trainees shall be required to demonstrate competencies relevant to the Vocational Training Order.

Probationary periods Where the nominal term is:
  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Aviation - Instrument Rating - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 14 December 2015
Qualification AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved.
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 3 months

Aviation - Pilot in Command - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 9 May 2016
Qualification AVI60216 Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Pilot in Command)
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 3 months

Aviation - Remote Pilot - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 30 November 2012
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AVI30316 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot - Visual Line of Sight)
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Aviation - Rescue Crewman - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 4 March 2011
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification AVI30216 Certificate III in Aviation (Rescue Crewman)
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Aviation - Supervision - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 9 May 2016
Qualification AVI40216 Certificate IV in Aviation (Aviation Supervision)
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 3 months

Aviation - Transport Protection - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 30 November 2012
Updated 9 May 2016
Qualification
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months
Page last updated: 10 May 2016