Qualification details

AVI60110 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instruction) (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to AVI40609 - Certificate IV in Aviation (Aircrewman) 19/Jul/2008
Is superseded by AVI60116 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Chief Flight Instructor)This qualification replaces but is not equivalent to AVI60110 Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instruction). Aligned to Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) 1998 Part 61 Flight Crew Licensing Schedule 2 and Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015. Updated to align with the Standards for Training Packages. 29/Feb/2016

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 18/Jul/2008

Units of competency

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AVIN6003A - Manage flight trainingManage flight trainingN/A
BSBFIM501A - Manage budgets and financial plansManage budgets and financial plansN/A
BSBWOR502A - Ensure team effectivenessEnsure team effectivenessN/A
TAAASS501B - Lead and coordinate assessment systems and servicesLead and coordinate assessment systems and servicesN/A
TAACMQ504B - Determine and manage scope of training and/or assessment servicesDetermine and manage scope of training and/or assessment servicesN/A
BSBLED401A - Develop teams and individualsDevelop teams and individualsN/A
TAATAS503B - Manage contracted workManage contracted workN/A
AVIM5001A - Operate a simulatorOperate a simulatorN/A
TAACMQ505B - Lead a team to foster innovationLead a team to foster innovationN/A
TAESUS501A - Analyse and apply sustainability skills to learning programsAnalyse and apply sustainability skills to learning programsN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 231113 Flying Instructor 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2541-19 Flying Instructor 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0315 Aerospace Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Aviation,Training 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Flight Instructor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 231113 Flying Instructor 18/Jul/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2541-19 Flying Instructor 18/Jul/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0315 Aerospace Engineering And Technology 18/Jul/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 18/Jul/2008 
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Modification History

Not applicable.


Rationale :

A specialist qualification for the aviation industry. Successful completion will require competency in units that relate to work defined as aligned at AQF Level 6. Qualifications should be structured to align with applicable licensing and regulatory requirements.

The application of a significant range of fundamental principles and complex techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of contexts in relation to either varied or highly specific functions . Contribution to the development of a broad plan , budget or strategy is involved and accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving the outcomes is involved , knowledge and skills , with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment , services and techniques for self and others . Applications involve significant judgement in planning , design , technical or leadership /guidance functions related to products , services , operations or procedures .

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements :

Entrants to the Advanced Diploma must have the core units of competency of the AVI50510 Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor) or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary for 

AVI60110 Advanced Diploma of Aviation  (Flight Instruction )

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the Aviation Industry for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • Apply high level language and literacy skills including the ability to communicate effectively and to develop and enhance student performance
  • Establish and maintain strategies for communication and networking
  • Listen to and interpret complex verbal information related to flight training including the clarification and confirmation of work requirements and the receiving of operational feedback
  • Read and interpret applicable regulations, policy documents, flight plans, training plans, safety management systems, charts, project plans, etc.
  • Write complex documents including preparing reports, plans, specifications and technical reports
  • Responsibly negotiate complex issues with others in the course of flight training including obtaining information necessary to achieve training objectives and negotiating processes and procedures appropriate to statutory and legal requirements
  • Implement communication systems, protocols and procedures
  • Use networks including active involvement in professional networks and the building of relationships to provide benefits for the individual, the team and the organisation
  • Use advanced facilitation techniques with students and training staff
  • Determine training needs and prepare proposals and written reports to meet client needs
  • Consult via interviews, meetings, etc.


  • Provide management and leadership of flight training staff and students
  • Coordinate training and assessment systems
  • Coach, mentor and give feedback to flight training staff and students
  • Provide information, instruction and training where required
  • Manage the avoidance and prevention of harassment of others in the workplace
  • Provide collaborative facilitation to assist others to improve their performance in the flight training environment
  • Organise and manage training staff to meet client needs based on skills and personal attributes
  • Develop and evaluate learning programs customised for individual or group needs
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders in the flight training context
  • Maintain effective relationships with staff, students and stakeholders
  • Work with others of different ages, gender, race, religion, culture etc.

Problem solving 

  • Design training programs and learning strategies based on characteristics of individuals or target groups
  • Calculate, identify and manage resource issues related to training, i.e. facilities, equipment, staff, time and cost
  • Manage flight training including identifying and assessing hazards and ensuring there are plans or processes to manage identified risks, monitoring issues which arise in the course of operations and implementing and applying risk management systems
  • Manage hazards and risks in complex and diverse situations that may occur in the course of flight training
  • Conduct risk analyses and contingency planning for new and existing training delivery
  • Respond to changes in environment or circumstances, coordinate requirements, evaluate and monitor ongoing performance
  • Investigate, analyse and evaluate scope of training services
  • Show independence and initiative in identifying problems and solving them
  • Review systems and plans.

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Develop innovative and responsive approaches to improve professional practice which motivate and engage staff and students
  • Modify activities dependent on differing work situations and contingencies
  • Monitor and improve work practices to enhance inclusivity and learning
  • Take appropriate initiatives in complex and diverse situations such as those above
  • Recognise and respond to changes in internal and external operating environments
  • Manage continuous improvement processes including exploring options and evaluating processes to ensure continuous improvement
  • Role model, develop and promote innovation
  • Translate ideas into action including applying consultative processes, developing plans, applying new technologies and concepts
  • Value input from staff and students
  • Manage and lead the response to any contingencies and changes in equipment, standard operating procedures and the working environment
  • Apply design skills to develop innovative and flexible cost effective programs.

Planning and organising 

  • Manage operations and develop policies, procedures, emergency plans and systems and maintain appropriate documentation
  • Manage systems and procedures for maintaining compliance with applicable regulations and codes of practice
  • Manage workplace security, fatigue management systems and safety management systems (where applicable)
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on training, operational performance and compliance
  • Collect, research, read, analyse, interpret and organise information for a range of purposes including meeting compliance and other legal requirements required for the conduct of flight training
  • Determine training schedules, maintenance and resource requirements applicable to the conduct of flight training
  • Plan, prioritise and organise workflow
  • Interpret collected evidence and make judgements of competency
  • Manage the planning and assessment of risks in flight training
  • Manage time and priorities in the course of flight training
  • Ensure feedback and other data contribute to improvements in training and operational effectiveness
  • Work with clients in designing learning programs that address individual and/or group needs
  • Determine training schedules, human, physical and material resources required for learning and assessment.

Self management 

  • Interpret and apply relevant regulations and instructions
  • Ensure ethical, legal and organisational requirements underpin all training and operational practices
  • Establish and manage staff work plans and schedules
  • Reflect on, evaluate and monitor own professional performance
  • Role model high standards of performance, inclusiveness, professionalism and participate in professional development activities
  • Take responsibility for staff meeting work objectives
  • Have confidence in own vision and goals
  • Develop trust and confidence in staff and other stakeholders
  • Maintain effective networks.


  • Develop and extend own expertise in facilitation
  • Source opportunities including researching information and accessing policies and frameworks to maintain currency and increase own of knowledge and skills
  • Adapt to any changes in systems, equipment and procedures and the workplace operating environment
  • Be open to new ideas and change and in particular manage, facilitate and support change processes with staff and apply previous experience and feedback in formulating improvements to practice
  • Provide instruction, coaching and mentoring of staff and students as required
  • Assess competence of others in the training environment and workplace
  • Develop learner independence, extend their learning styles and readiness to learn
  • Identify personal, staff, and student training needs and professional development opportunities
  • Reflect on own learning
  • Adapt own competence in response to any changes in operational environment
  • Facilitate individual, group based and work based learning.


  • Use complex equipment and IT systems required for flight training
  • Apply a range of IT skills
  • Use student information management systems to record assessments and monitor assessment processes and practices
  • Use technology to distribute information to staff, students and clients
  • Identify and organise technology and equipment needs prior to training
  • Develop feedback tools and collate feedback using technology
  • Prepare presentations, submissions, reports and other documentation using a wide range of software packages
  • Use the web to conduct research
  • Use IT to organise and access data including the monitoring of the flight training, fatigue management systems and safety management systems
  • Applying IT as a management tool to store and organise data
  • Manage and monitor operational and maintenance procedures and systems for equipment used during flight training
  • Manage and monitor the application of OH&S procedures when using IT and other equipment and facilities.

Packaging Rules

Requirements for completion of the qualification :

A successful assessment outcome for a total of at least 15 units  comprising:

  • 10 core units  listed below


  • 5 elective units . At least 3 of the elective units  must be selected from the elective units list below. Up to 2 elective units  with appropriate contextualisation may be selected from any currently endorsed national Training Package or accredited course. Where the choice of a unit from another currently endorsed national Training Package or accredited course is made, this unit must come from a qualification or course at Diploma or above and must contribute towards the vocational outcome of the qualification.
  • Core Units 




    Training and Assessment 


    Design and develop learning strategies


    Maintain and enhance professional practice


    Design and develop learning programs


    Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills


    Leadership and Supervision 


    Manage flight training


    Manage people performance


    Develop teams and individuals


    Lead and coordinate assessment systems and services


    Lead and conduct training and/or assessment evaluations


    Administration and Finance 


    Manage and monitor business or records systems

    Elective Units 






    Recruit, select and induct staff


    Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities


    Ensure team effectiveness


    Manage industrial relations


    Conduct career guidance interview




    Participate in a quality audit


    Training and Assessment 


    Operate a simulator


    Facilitate training in a synthetic environment


    Deliver operational flight management training


    Develop training and/or assessment organisational policies and procedures


    Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning


    Provide advanced facilitation to support learning


    Design and develop learning resources


    Prepare a tender bid


    Manage contracted work


    Facilitate group processes


    Analyse and apply sustainability skills to learning programs


    Leadership and Supervision 


    Determine and manage scope of training and/or assessment services


    Lead a team to foster innovation


    Lead and coordinate training services


    Administration and Finance 


    Manage budgets and financial plans