Certificate III in Aviation

Gain the entry level skills and qualification needed for a career as a helicopter crewman.

AVI30216 - Certificate III in Aviation (Rescue Crewman)

In this course you’ll learn:

  • About pre and post flight preparation – the importance of preparation, briefing procedures and safe boarding techniques.
  • How to identify and use essential Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Equipment.
  • How to conduct Emergency Procedures and Drills – dealing with equipment failure, directing passengers, working with pilots and crew, brace positions and personal response control.
  • How to carry out safety procedures on a helicopter and aviation base.
  • How to land in prepared and improvised helicopter landing sites.
  • How to carry out wireman duties and deal with abnormal situations and malfunctions.
  • How to apply first aid including treating hypothermia and dehydration.
  • How to survive at sea.

 

Unit of Competency Brief Description
AVIF0001 
Apply aircraft safety procedures
This  unit  involves  the  skills  and  knowledge  required  to  apply  aircraft  safety procedures, in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards. It includes preparing for airside operations, operating around aircraft and implementing aviation safety emergency procedures.  
AVIF2014 Undertake aircraft underwater escape and survival 
(HUET) 
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to exit an aircraft during underwater escape situations, including making appropriate survival decisions and working with others. 
AVIF2020 
Employ fatigue risk management practices in an aviation workplace
This  unit  involves  the  skills  and  knowledge  required  to  employ  fatigue  risk management practices in an  aviation workplace, in  compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards. It includes recognising signs of personal fatigue, employing fatigue risk management practices to minimise fatigue, and identifying fatigue in others. 
AVIF3005 Maintain the safety of people and aircraft  This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the safety of people and aircraft as a member of the aircrew on a commercial aircraft flight, including carrying out required safety procedures, managing safety risks and hazards, following flight crew directions, aiding and assisting passengers during an emergency, and carrying out administrative procedures related to safety matters. 
AVIF3006 Respond to abnormal and emergency situations within the aircraft  This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to respond to abnormal and emergency situations on a commercial aircraft flight, including responding to a medical emergency during a flight, to adverse weather and/or flying conditions and to various forms of aircraft emergency. It also covers the skills and knowledge required to respond to fire on board the aircraft, assist in or direct the evacuation of the aircraft, and complete all necessary documentation following an emergency or abnormal incident. 
AVIW3024 Perform wireman duties  This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to carry out wireman duties from a rotary wing aircraft and  includes personnel and  equipment transfers, rescue net operations, stretcher lifts, double harness lifts and hi-line transfers. 
AVIW3025 Complete aircraft and flight equipment pre and post flight actions  This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to prepare aircraft and specialist equipment for a flight, and to perform and certify flight-servicing inspections including pre- and post-flight requirements. 
AVIZ1005 Maintain basic situation awareness in an aviation workplace This unit involves the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to manage basic situation awareness in aviation workplaces, including being aware of and assessing situations, making appropriate decisions, setting appropriate work priorities, carrying out workplace tasks, and communicating/working with others in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant regulatory requirements. 
TLIO1002 Follow security procedures when working with passengers and personnel  This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to follow security procedures in the transport and logistics industry. It includes checking and maintaining the security of any passengers, workplace personnel and  visitors; identifying  and responding to any security threats or  situations; and  completing  all  required security records. 
AVIY3052 Conduct helicopter landing site and unprepared helicopter landing site operations  This  unit  involves  the  skills  and  knowledge  required  to  conduct  Helicopter Landing Site (HLS) and Unprepared Helicopter Landing Site (UHLS) operations. 
AVIF0002 Provide first aid in the aviation environment  This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid in the aviation environment. It includes responding to an inflight emergency, applying appropriate inflight first aid procedures, communicating incident details and evaluating the incident. 
HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation  This unit deals with the provision of advanced first aid resuscitation techniques, life support, and management of casualty(s), until the arrival of medical or other assistance, and provision of support to other providers 
AVIE0001 Operate aeronautical radio  This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to operate an aeronautical radio. It includes operating radio equipment and managing radiotelephone equipment malfunctions. 
AVIF0014 Manage human factors in aviation operations  This unit involves the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to manage human factors in aircraft flight including monitoring own performance, recognising errors and managing corrective action, and managing own physiological and psychological condition.