Course Overview

Qualifications

AVI50315 – Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter)

CRICOS Course Code 092810D

Provided by Becker Helicopter Services Pty Ltd – RTO Number 5446 – CRICOS Provider Code 01742J

This qualification was released on the 5 December 2015, and replaces AVI40208 – Certificate IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Helicopter Licence), but is not considered equivalent.

Duration

Maximum Duration:  73 weeks, including 58 teaching weeks and 15 weeks of holiday, based on 20 contact hours per week.

Standard Duration:  34 weeks, based on 35 contact hours per week.

Course Outcomes

On successfully completing the required theory and achieving the required practical competencies, you will be awarded with:

  • AVI50315 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter)
  • Academic Record reporting the results for the units successfully completed as part of the qualification.

Convert to CASA Issued Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopter)

This course meets the competency requirements of a Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopter) under Part 61..

Once you have completed this course, my may choose to continue in order to obtain a CASA issued Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopters).

To obtain a CASA issued Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopters) under Part 61 you need to:

  • pass the CASA theory exams
  • meet the minimum flight hours requirements for navigation, pilot in command, and total hours
  • pass a flight test conducted by a CASA approved Flight Examiner.

For more information, see Pilot Licences.

  • Entry Requirements and Pre-requisites

    Entry Requirements

    Prior to commencing this course, you need to:

    • be at least 16 years old (18 years old if you are an international student studying under a Student Visa)
    • pass a Class Two Medical
    • have completed minimum Year 10 (Year 12 preferred), or an international equivalent
    • have a minimum of ICAO 3 English language proficiency, and
    • must meet Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) requirements as determined by Becker Helicopters Chief Pilot.

    We strongly recommend you ensure you meet these criteria prior to enrolling in this course.

    If you also want to achieve an Australian Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopters), then you will need to meet the entry requirements for that qualification.  See  href=”http://beckerhelicopters.com/wordpress/training-2/licences-ratings-endorsements/” title=”Civil Aviation Licences” target=”_blank”.

    Pre-requisites

    There are no pre-requisites qualifications required for this course.

    Note: Please make sure you meet the Entry Requirements for this course.

  • Electives and Course Variations

    Electives and Course Variations

    The AVI50315 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter) course has a range of electives.  To complete the Diploma, you must complete at least one elective.

  • Aircraft

    However, training can be conducted in any aircraft from the Becker fleet, or alternatively, you can provide your own aircraft.

    For Civil Students

    For civil students, training is normally completed in a Robinson R22 helicopter, a 2 seater piston helicopter. It is a popular training helicopter because it is cost effective.

    For Military Students

    For military trainees, training is normally completed in a Turbine Bell206BIII Jet Ranger, as well as an approved Bell206BIII Jet Ranger Flight Simulation Training Device.

    Other Aircraft types

    Becker Helicopters can conduct the flight training in any aircraft required, for example MD500, Bell 407 or Multi-Engine aircraft.
    If you require training in a different aircraft, then please let us know your requirements.

Course Units

The table below lists the course units and competencies for the Certificate IV in Aviation. It also identifies the lesson in which these competencies are assessed.
Note:    Please refer to the course syllabus for a detailed list of lessons covered in this course, including the flight hours in the Simulator, Dual and Solo/Pilot in Command (PIC).

Core Units (29 Units)

  • AVIE4001 - Maintain aircraft radio communications
    AVIE4001 Maintain aircraft radio communications
    1 Operate radio equipment
    2 Manage radio equipment malfunctions
    3 Operate transponder
  • AVIF0004 - Implement aviation risk management processes
    AVIF0004 Implement aviation risk management processes
    1 Identify aviation hazards and assess risk
    2 Identify risk controls
    3 Control aviation risk
    4 Monitor and review effectiveness of risk control
  • AVIF0005 - Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
    AVIF0005 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
    1 Identify fatigue hazards and assess risk
    2 Identify fatigue risk controls
    3 Control fatigue risk
    4 Monitor and review effectiveness of fatigue risk control
  • AVIF0007 - Implement threat and error management strategies
    AVIF0007 Implement threat and error management strategies
    1 Recognise and manage actual and potential threats
    2 Recognise and manage actual and potential errors
    3 Recognise and manage undesired aircraft states
  • AVIF0008 - Manage safe flight operations
    AVIF0008 Manage safe flight operations
    1 Maintain effective lookout
    2 Maintain situational awareness
    3 Assess situations and make decisions
    4 Set priorities and manage tasks
    5 Maintain effective communication and interpersonal relationships
  • AVIF0011 - Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
    AVIF0011 Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
    1 Manage passengers during normal operations
    2 Manage passengers during an abnormal or emergency situation
    3 Manage cargo
  • AVIF0014 - Manage human factors in aviation operations
    AVIF0014 Manage human factors in aviation operations
    1 Manage personal performance
    2 Communicate effectively within an aviation environment
  • AVIH0002 - Plan a flight under visual flight rules
    AVIH0002 Plan a flight under visual flight rules
    1 Determine aircraft meets requirements for VFR flight
    2 Obtain and use operational documents
    3 Prepare flight plan for VFR flight
    4 Determine operational requirements
    5 Make flight notification
    6 Program navigation system
  • AVIH4001 - Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
    AVIH4001 Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
    1 Prepare navigation documents and flight plan
    2 Comply with airspace procedures
    3 Conduct departure procedures
    4 Navigate aircraft en route
    5 Navigate at low level and in reduced visibility
    6 Perform lost procedure
    7 Perform diversion procedure
    8 Use instrument navigation systems
    9 Execute arrival procedures
  • AVIO0002 - Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
    AVIO0002 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
    1 Monitor passenger behaviour
    2 Identify and resolve disruptive or unlawful interference
    3 Take action to manage unlawful interference
    4 Report and document unlawful interference
  • AVIW4001 - Manage pre- and post-flight actions
    AVIW4001 Manage pre- and post-flight actions
    1 Complete pre- and post-flight administration
    2 Perform pre- and post-flight actions/ inspection
    3 Perform and certify daily inspection
  • AVIW5018 - Operate and manage aircraft systems
    AVIW5018 Operate and manage aircraft systems
    1 Operate and manage aircraft systems during normal flight
    2 Manage aircraft systems during abnormal and emergency procedures
  • AVIY0001 - Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
    AVIY0001 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
    1 Establish serviceability of flight instruments and instrument power sources
    2 Operate aircraft using full instrument procedures
    3 Recover from unusual attitudes using full instrument procedures
    4 Operate aircraft using limited instrument procedures
    5 Recover from unusual attitudes using limited instrument procedures
    6 Re-establish visual flight
    7 Perform steep turns
  • AVIY0002 - Operate in controlled airspace
    AVIY0002 Operate in controlled airspace
    1 Apply controlled airspace procedures
    2 Apply abnormal and emergency situation response procedures
  • AVIF0008 - Manage safe flight operations
    AVIY0003 Operate in Class G airspace
    1 Operate in uncontrolled airspace
    2 Navigate in uncontrolled airspace
  • AVIY0004 - Operate at non-towered aerodromes
    AVIY0004 Operate at non-towered aerodromes
    1 Conduct pre-flight preparations
    2 Taxi aircraft at a non-towered aerodrome or landing area
    3 Perform aircraft departure
    4 Perform arrival and landing
  • AVIY0005 - Operate at a controlled aerodrome
    AVIY0005 Operate at a controlled aerodrome
    1 Conduct pre-flight preparations
    2 Taxi aircraft at a controlled aerodrome
    3 Perform aircraft departure
    4 Perform arrival and landing
  • AVIY0008 - Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
    AVIY0008 Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
    1 Utilise aviation terminology
    2 Apply knowledge of basic aircraft power plants and systems
    3 Apply basic aerodynamic theory
    4 Apply knowledge of aviation navigation charts
    5 Apply knowledge of aircraft operations, performance and planning
  • AVIY0009 - Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
    AVIY0009 Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
    1 Compile aviation documentation
    2 Apply flight crew licensing knowledge
    3 Apply flight rules and conditions of flight
    4 Apply air service operations legislative requirements
    5 Apply aerodrome and airspace knowledge
    6 Apply aviation emergency and search and rescue (SAR) knowledge
  • AVIY0020 - Taxi helicopter
    AVIY0020 Taxi helicopter
    1 Perform air taxiing manoeuvres
    2 Perform air transiting manoeuvres
  • AVIY4007 - Manage aircraft fuel
    AVIY4007 Manage aircraft fuel
    1 Plan fuel requirements
    2 Manage fuel system
    3 Refuel aircraft
  • AVIY4011 - Control helicopter on the ground
    AVIY4011 Control helicopter on the ground
    1 Start engine and rotor
    2 Stop engine and rotor
    3 Control main rotor disc and anti-torque system
  • AVIY4012 - Control helicopter in hovering flight
    AVIY4012 Control helicopter in hovering flight
    1 Lift off to hover and perform hover checks
    2 Hover helicopter in cross and tail winds
    3 Perform turns around mast
    4 Perform turns around nose and tail
    5 Perform sidewards and backwards flight
    6 Land from the hover
    7 Manage a mishandled landing
    8 Manage a mishandled lift off
  • AVIY4014 - Take off helicopter and approach to hover
    AVIY4014 Take off helicopter and approach to hover
    1 Carry out pre take-off checks
    2 Take off helicopter
    3 Approach to hover
    4 Perform go-around procedure
  • AVIY4015 - Control helicopter in normal flight
    AVIY4015 Control helicopter in normal flight
    1 Climb helicopter
    2 Maintain straight and level flight
    3 Descend helicopter
    4 Turn helicopter
    5 Control helicopter at any speed
    6 Perform circuits and approaches
    7 Comply with airspace requirements
  • AVIY4017 - Execute advanced helicopter manoeuvres and procedures
    AVIY4017 Execute advanced helicopter manoeuvres and procedures
    1 Turn helicopter steeply
    2 Perform autorotative flight
    3 Land on and lift off sloping ground
    4 Land, manoeuvre and take off in a confined area
    5 Execute limited power take-off, approach and landing
    6 Take off and land at a pinnacle or ridge line
  • AVIY4018 - Manage abnormal and emergency helicopter flight situations
    AVIY4018 Manage abnormal and emergency helicopter flight situations
    1 Manage a forced landing from level flight, after take-off or on approach
    2 Manage an engine failure at the hover or during taxi
    3 Manage a tail rotor malfunction in flight and at the hover
    4 Manage a jammed flight control system
    5 Manage a malfunction of a helicopter operating system
    6 Manage upset recovery
  • AVIZ4001 - Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight
    AVIZ4001 Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight
    1 Maintain situational awareness
    2 Assess situations and make decisions
    3 Set priorities and manage tasks
    4 Work with others in managing situational awareness
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Elective Units (At least one (1) elective)

  • AVIY0021 - Operate helicopter at low level

    At Becker Helicopters this unit is included in the standard syllabus.

    AVIY0021 Operate helicopter at low level
    1 Plan low‑level operations
    2 Manoeuvre helicopter at low level
    3 Perform quick stop manoeuvre
    4 Execute forced landing from 200 ft AGL
    5 Operate at low level in hilly terrain
  • AVIF0001 - Apply aircraft safety procedures
    AVIF0001 Apply aircraft safety procedures
    1 Prepare for airside operations
    2 Operate around aircraft
    3 Implement aviation safety emergency procedures
  • AVIF2014 - Undertake aircraft underwater escape and survival
    AVIF2014 Undertake aircraft underwater escape and survival
    1 Prepare for aircraft ditching
    2 Undertake evacuation from an aircraft
    3 Conduct rescue recovery process
    4 Control survival hazards
  • AVIH4012 - Plan a flight under night visual flight rules
    AVIH4012 Plan a flight under night visual flight rules
    1 Determine aircraft meets requirements for NVFR flight
    2 Obtain and use current operational documents
    3 Prepare flight plan for NVFR flight
    4 Determine operational requirements
    5 Make flight notification
    6 Program navigation system
  • AVIH4013 - Navigate aircraft under night visual flight rules
    AVIH4013 Navigate aircraft under night visual flight rules
    1 Select, operate and monitor navigation aids/systems
    2 Navigate aircraft at night
    3 Conduct a diversion to revised route or alternate aerodrome at night
    4 Make visual departure at night
    5 Make visual approach at night
    6 Comply with ATC rules and procedures for NVFR flights
    7 Manage hazardous weather conditions
  • AVIN0001 - Command an aircraft in a multi-crew environment
    AVIN0001 Command an aircraft in a multi-crew environment
    1 Establish aircraft command
    2 Manage tasks and workload
    3 Communicate organisational objectives and required standards
    4 Make effective decisions
    5 Lead flight crews and individuals
  • AVIN0002 - Supervise and manage safe flight operations as pilot in command
    AVIN0002 Supervise and manage safe flight operations as pilot in command
    1 Supervise flight crew and flight operations
    2 Manage routine flight operations
    3 Manage contingency flight operations
  • AVIW3026 - Conduct night vision imaging system operations
    AVIW3026 Conduct night vision imaging system operations
    1 Prepare for night vision imaging system operations
    2 Conduct night vision imaging system operations
    3 Conclude night vision imaging system operations
  • AVIY0007 - Conduct aerial application operations
    AVIY0007 Conduct aerial application operations
    1 Conduct pre-flight actions
    2 Conduct planning and risk management
    3 Perform operational area evaluation
    4 Fly between operational and application areas
    5 Conduct an aerial survey
    6 Operate within the vicinity of power lines
    7 Apply substances through aerial application
    8 Apply substances through aerial application
    9 Jettison a load
  • AVIY4058 - Pilot a helicopter during external load operations
    AVIY4058 Pilot a helicopter during external load operations
    1 Plan and prepare for external load operations
    2 Conduct pre-flight briefings
    3 Operate helicopter
    4 Manage abnormal and emergency situations
    5 Conduct post-flight activities
  • AVIY4059 - Pilot a helicopter during rappelling operations
    AVIY4059 Pilot a helicopter during rappelling operations
    1 Plan rappelling operations
    2 Conduct pre-flight briefings
    3 Operate helicopter
    4 Manage abnormal and emergency situations
    5 Conduct post-flight briefings
  • AVIY4060 - Pilot a helicopter during hoisting operations
    AVIY4060 Pilot a helicopter during hoisting operations
    1 Plan hoisting operations
    2 Conduct pre-flight briefings
    3 Operate a helicopter during hoisting operations
    4 Manage abnormal and emergency situations
    5 Conduct post-flight briefings
  • AVIY5024 - Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
    AVIY5024 Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
    1 Control aircraft on the ground
    2 Activate pilot activated lighting
    3 Take off at night
    4 Manage emergency situations at night
    5 Perform a go-around
    6 Land at night, with and without the use of aircraft landing lights
  • AVIZ0001 - Maintain and manage situational awareness as pilot in command
    AVIZ0001 Maintain and manage situational awareness as pilot in command
    1 Establish and maintain situational awareness of self and flight crew
    2 Set crew priorities and manage tasks
    3 Work with others in managing situational awareness
  • HLTAID002 - Provide basic emergency life support
    HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
    1 Respond to an emergency situation
    2 Apply appropriate first aid procedures
    3 Communicate details of the incident