1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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AIR TRANSPORT PROFESSIONALS fly aircraft or perform functions such as air traffic control to ensure the safe and efficient operation of aircraft in flight and on the ground.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is commensurate with an AQF Diploma or higher qualification. Relevant experience in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing and submitting flight plans giving consideration to factors such as weather conditions and aircraft performance
  • flying aircraft in accordance with established air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures
  • providing flight information for flight crews and air traffic services staff
  • controlling aircraft movements, and directing aircraft taxiing, take-offs and landings by radio
  • providing pre-flight briefings and aeronautical information service
  • completing cockpit preparations and external inspections to determine that aircraft are acceptable for flight
  • monitoring aircraft performance and reporting on mechanical condition
  • giving in-flight instruction, supervising solo flights, accompanying students on training flights and demonstrating techniques for controlling aircraft


This section contains the following subsection :
              2541-11 Aircraft Pilot
              2541-13 Air Traffic Controller
              2541-15 Flight Service Officer
              2541-17 Flight Engineer
              2541-19 Flying Instructor
              2541-79 Air Transport Professionals nec

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