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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      Flight Service Officer
      Airways Data Systems Officer

Provides advice and information required for the safe and efficient control of aircraft flying within assigned airspace.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is commensurate with an AQF Diploma or higher qualification and relevant experience in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • provides pre-flight briefings and aeronautical information service to pilots
  • accepts and distributes flight plans
  • advises on the operational status of facilities such as aerodromes, navigational aids and communications and changes in weather conditions
  • monitors the progress of flights
  • initiates search and rescue action in the event of emergencies or if aircraft are overdue
  • operates communications and other facilities such as radio, radio navigational aids, airport and runway lights and telecommunications

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