Closing Friday 23 July 2021.

The Aviation Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is looking for subject matter experts to form a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for two new Aviation projects that have commenced to address priority skills needs.

Industry expertise and insight is welcome to help review and develop draft training package materials for the following projects:

Air Traffic Control

This project involves the review of the Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) and nine associated Units of Competency to ensure the skills and knowledge requirements contained in the qualification address changes in technology and national standards, including safety regulations associated with the role of an air traffic controller.

To be considered for the TAC, knowledge of air traffic management systems and procedures is essential.

Air Traffic Control Project page

Chief Remote Pilot

A new Diploma of Aviation Chief Remote Pilot (CRP) and four new Units of Competency will be developed to support regulatory and procedural leadership, and the mobility of workers in this expanding industry.

The new qualification and associated Units of Competency are required to improve safety and address processes and procedures in the drone industry.

To be considered for the TAC, remote pilot expertise is essential, preferably in Chief Remote Pilot operations.

Chief Remote Pilot Project page


Please register your interest via the project pages, by close of business Friday, 23 July 2021.


Other Aviation project updates

Existing TACs and subject matter experts have been engaged to provide technical input for the following projects:

Aviation Supervision

This project will add 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).

This is aimed at helping to maintain industry skills standards for this job role, enabling skills development and career pathways, including for ground operations supervisors.

Aviation Supervision Project page

Commercial Pilot Regulatory Update

The purpose of the project is to review Units of Competency in the Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) that contain aspects of ‘spinning’, in particular ‘incipient spin’. These will be updated to address changes to Part 61 Manual of Standards (MOS) Schedule 2 Competency standards and Schedule 5 Flight testing standards.

Given the safety risks associated with the application of spinning, it is critical that this is addressed to ensure that training and assessment is appropriate and is consistent with the regulations and standards.

Commercial Pilot Regulatory Update Project page


There will be opportunities to engage and provide feedback during consultation stages throughout the projects.