Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set AVISS00053

ICAO Training



5 days* see course duration


Brisbane (public courses) or
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Course Dates

Course Dates Location Total Cost Apply
11 – 15 October 2023 Brisbane, QLD $2,900 Closed
19 – 23 February 2024 Brisbane, QLD $2,900 Apply
13 – 17 May 2024 Brisbane, QLD $2,900 Apply
14 – 18 October 2024 Brisbane, QLD $2,900 Apply

Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set AVISS00053 – INTRODUCTION

Given any Australian aerodrome, you will learn to use competently all resources and complete all job functions associated with the role of an Aerodrome Reporting Officer and Works Safety Officer in accordance with the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR Part 139, MOS 139 and AC139), Australian Skills and Qualifications Standards, and ICAO principles.

Our Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set will teach you how to :

  • Inspect runways
  • Report on the safety of the aerodrome
  • Mark movement areas and facilitate repairs of these critical aviation facilities.

You will leave the Institute with fresh knowledge, confidence and competence.


When you successfully complete this course and all assessments, you will be awarded a nationally recognised Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set AVISS00053. You will leave the Institute ready to work in the field of aerodrome safety.


Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set AVISS00053

Next course: 19 – 23 February 2024

Classroom: Australia, Brisbane CBD

Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set AVISS00053 – COURSE INFORMATION


Workshop: Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set

The following eight units must be completed to achieve this skill set.

  • AVIB0002 Inspect and report on aerodrome serviceability.
  • AVIB0003 Inspect and report on aerodrome lighting systems
  • AVIB0004 Inspect and report on obstacle limitation surfaces
  • AVIC0001 Drive on the airside
  • AVIE0005 Complete a Notice to Airmen
  • AVIE0003 Operate aeronautical radio
  • AVIF0045 Facilitate the safety of aerodrome works and works site access
  • AVIZ0003 Maintain basic situational awareness in an aviation workplace

Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set is delivered over one five-day workshop in a face-to-face classroom setting with the forth day taught at an aerodrome.  

The course is structured with lectures in the morning, tutorials in the afternoon and evening sessions of self learning.  ASSET Aviation Institute offers on-line lectures to assist students complete their home learning and review of each day’s lessons.  

The classes commence at 0830 and conclude at 1700, with regular breaks throughout the day. Students are required to complete approximately 2 hours of homework on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights.  Before the course starts, you are asked to complete 10 hours of reading and preparation, and during the course. 

See the workshop dates section to enrol in a workshop.


To participate in this Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set AVISS00053 you must have:

  • A sufficient level of English language.  To demonstrate your English language competency you can provide us evidence of: English language proficiency (Year 10 English or equivalent) or contact us to schedule a language, literacy and numeracy assessment
  • An Australian driver’s licence.
  • Previous operational experience at an aerodrome, or any other aviation organisation, with pre-existing knowledge and skills in the operations involving aircraft and airside movements, radio operations and reporting.

Note: If don’t meet these operational experience requirements you can complete this qualification by joining another class. Contact us for details.

If you have studied previously or have work experience that is relevant directly to any of the course units, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  These are the pre-requisitve requirements:

  • Aerodrome Reporting Officer with 6 months of operational experience
  • Government inspector (Aerodromes) with 6 months of operational experience
  • Department of Defence Member with with 6 months of operational experience in aerodrome operations
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Regular course fee is $2,900 payable in 3 instalments.

This price is all-inclusive and encompasses:

  • Tuition and assessment fee
  • Learning material and textbooks
  • 24 hours access to our online library

Course Dates Registrations Close Availability Apply
11 – 15 October 2023 Closed Closed
19 – 23 February 2024 Open Apply
13 – 17 May 2024 Open Apply
14 – 18 October 2024 Open Apply

ASSET Aviation Institute prices courses competitively, providing you with qualified instructors and the most up-to-date materials and resources for a valuable learning experience.

We offer discounted rates for charity organisations.

Discounts are calculated at the time of registration. Payment must be made at time of registration by credit card or bank transfer.


Public courses

Our Institute is located in the heart of beautiful Brisbane’s CBD.  All our public courses are delivered at our training rooms at Level 5, 10 Market Street Brisbane, Australia.

In-company courses

To organise ARO training for your organisation or to speak to our friendly staff, please contact us


This course is delivered in a classroom environment over a period of five days in Brisbane.  You will be required to study material and practice exercises that we will provide to you.



Industry career pathways are available to students who complete this national skill set:

Skill Set Certificate
AVISS000053 – Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set AVI Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operation)
  • Aerodrome Reporting Officer
  • Works Safety Officer
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The purpose of the Diploma qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work and as a pathway for further learning. Diploma qualifications are located at level 5 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Our diploma qualifications are designed and accredited to enable graduates to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills specified in the level 5 criteria and the Diploma descriptor. Diploma qualifications allow pathways to higher education.

level 3

It’s important that you understand our policies, your rights and obligations.  Please download your student handbook.


ASSET Aviation Institute has several options for accommodation, but we recommend the Oaks-on-Felix serviced apartment.  This hotel complex is four-star and is walking distance (3 mins) from the Institute.  The rooms have a place to study and also a small kitchenette.  You can see the rooms here:


Q: What do I need to bring to the course?

A: You don’t need to bring anything. You will be provided all learning material upon arrival.

Q: What if I fail the course?

A: Our goal is to teach you so you are a competent specialist.  If you cannot demonstrate competence, you will be given all reasonable support to ensure that you meet the required standard.  Please see our student policies for more information.

Q: What I will learn?

A: The aerodrome reporting officers (AROs) are the gatekeepers to thousands of runways across Australia. How to inspect runways, report on the safety of the aerodrome, mark movement areas and facilitate repairs of these critical aviation facilities is what you will learn.

Q: Is this course for me?

A: You will patrol runways, preserve security and continuously monitor critical operational equipment and infrastructure.  Without your protective eye, intuition and action, runway safety may be compromised.  Our Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set is for people who enjoy working ourdoors in a complex operational and regulated environment.  You should enjoy following rules and procedures and have a healthy respect for safety management.

Q: Can I do the course part-time or via correspondence?

A: No, the course is designed as an intensive practical workshop.


We offer the highest quality of training in Aerodrome Operations, Aviation Safety Management Systems and Leadership to both individuals and industry personnel. We will teach you how to perform your tasks efficiently.   We will coach you along through the program as you develop your skills and ensure that you are competent and confident, before you leave the Institute. You will be ready to work.

Our professional instructors are carefully selected respected experts, with considerable experience and knowledge in their field. Our instructors are all international safety practitioners, managers and leaders with decades of operational experience for some of the world’s largest organisations. But most importantly, our instructors are teachers: their role is to help you learn and build your competence. They do this by sharing with your their years of operational history and experience and offering a guiding hand to get you through the program.

We share your passion for further advancing your professional development within the aviation industry. Our courses are designed in consultation with industry experts in accordance with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (AC139) Standards, Australian Skills and Qualifications Standards, and ICAO principles.

What our clients say

  • This course is well structured with a mix of classroom and practical work. The small class size enables a personal interaction with the instructor. Students obtain both the ARO & WSO accreditation with knowledge, and tools to learn further.

    Tumbo Regional Council
  • This is an excellent course for Aerodrome Reporting Officer training. The instructor has a broad depth of knowledge in Aviation, and Aerodrome Operations. The course delivery is effective, and designed for maximum learning. Thank you ASSET Aviation.

    Patrick Hayes

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