Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) AVI30119

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Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) AVI30119 – INTRODUCTION

The objectives of our Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) AVI30119 are to prepare you for work as a senior ARO or team supervisor. Given an Australian aerodrome, aerodrome manual and associated technical instructions, procedures and reporting tools and equipment, perform the daily routine and non-routine duties of an aerodrome reporting officer in accordance with the requirements of CASR part 139 and the MOS 139.

This qualification:

  • Teaches the competencies of an ARO: inspecting, reporting and managing aerodrome
  • Prepares you for a higher role—a supervisory position or team leader
  • You will learn additional skills such as emergency response, wildlife control and safety management

You will leave the Institute with fresh knowledge, confidence and competence to mange a safety system in any industry.


When you successfully complete this course and all assessments , you will be awarded a nationally recognised Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) AVI30119. You will leave the Institute ready to work in the field of aerodrome safety.


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Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) AVI30119 – COURSE INFORMATION


Workshop 1: Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set

Learn the fundamentals of aerodrome inspecting and reporting—the basic skills needed to get you working in the field.

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

Workshop 2: Aerodrome operations in practice

Practice your skills with online group work and case study analysis to ensure you are confident and ready for work.

  • Apply aircraft safety procedures AVIF0023
  • Implement aviation risk management processes AVIF0026
  • Monitor airside access and airside driving AVIO0020
  • Apply aviation work health and safety procedures AVIF0034
  • Manage human factors in aviation operations AVIF0035
  • Conduct radio procedures in an aviation operational environment AVIE0004
  • Lead a work team or group in a controlled environment AVIG0002

To participate in our Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) AVI30119 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) and a minimum of six month of vocational experience 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.


There are prerequisites for enrolment to the recognition of prior learning pathway:

  • 6 months of operational experience as an aerodrome reporting officer at a registered or certified aerodrome.
  • Government inspector (Aerodromes) with 6 months of operational experience
  • Department of Defence Member with 6 months of operational experience in aerodrome operations

Course Dates Availability Enrol
WORKSHOP 1 – Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set
21 – 25 March 2022 Available Enrol
WORKSHOP 2 – Aerodrome operations in practice Enrolments closed


There are two study modes available for the Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations):


Recognition of prior learning

Blended study mode includes:

Workshop 1: Aerodrome Reporting Officer AVISS00053 delivered in a classroom and aerodrome environments.  See the dates for this workshop.

Workshop 2: Aerodrome operations in practice delivered via blended mode.  There are fixed intake dates. You will have 6 months to complete your study.  Check workshop dates section to see when next workshop starts.


Total course fee is $4,600* this includes:

Workshop 1: Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set AVISS00053 – $2,300

Workshop 2: Aerodrome operations in practice – $2,300

*Payable in four instalments

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Full fee – 15 units of competency:


Note: if you already have an Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set AVISS00053, fee for the remaining 7 units of competency:



The Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) AVI30119 taught over nine months, with two workshops.

See the workshop dates section to enrol in a workshop.

The course is delivered via blended learning with the practical activities 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 is open after class each evening to allow students to complete their exercises or study in a friendly environment under the supervision of an instructor.

Students are offered additional days of learning after the practical session if they require additional tuition and assessment.

The classes commence at 0830 and conclude at 1730, with breaks throughout the day. Additionally, students are required to complete 2 hours of homework each night. Before the course starts, you are asked to complete 10 hours of reading and preparation, and during the course, you will need to complete an additional 60 hours of home learning.

See the workshop dates section to enrol in a workshop.

RPL students may enrol in any semester and must complete all assessments within six months from the date of admission.


Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) AVI30119 is delivered via blended learning:

Workshop 1 is delivered at our training rooms at Level 5, 10 Market Street Brisbane, Australia.

Workshop 2 is delivered online.

Note: Are you an aerodrome manager?  We offer in-company training. We can come to you and conduct the full course and assessments at your aerodrome.  Contact us for more details.


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.

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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: http://www.minorhotels.com/en/oaks/oaks-felix

  • We can make the booking for you and get you a preferential rate.
  • The cost of accommodation is invoiced separately from the course fee.
  • You can choose any of Brisbane’s hotels and we can assist with your booking.

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 Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) is a nationally recognised qualification which meets the requirements of CASA AC139 for Aerodrome Reporting Officer training. The qualification teaches the competencies of an ARO, inspecting, reporting and managing aerodrome works for example, but moves beyond the skill set, and prepares you for a higher role—a supervisory position or team leader.  You will learn additional skills such as emergency response, wildlife control and safety management.

Q: Is this course for me?

A: This course is for those who want to work outdoors, airside, among the aircraft and the busy environment of an aerodrome inspecting and monitoring safety-critical facilities.  You will learn theory and be required to follow strict rules and procedures as you apply theoretical concepts in the field.  You will enjoy working in a structured manner in a highly regulated environment and enjoy solving issues as part of your daily duties.

There is one pre-requisite—you must have an Australian driver’s licence and an access to an aerodrome which will allow you to perform practical activities.

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

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

Want to Fast track? Apply for RPL

There are two parts to obtaining formal qualifications: learning, and then assessing your competence in what you have learned. You’ve done the first part. You have learned the skills and acquired knowledge and experience, so the only remaining task is for us to assess your competence^.

There are 42 assessment tasks you need to complete for the Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations)—exams, interactive exercises and assignments.

Want to do less work? You can apply for the ARO Skill Set (AVISS00053).

RPL Assessment Fee (Full Certificate III)


RPL Assessment Fee (If you already have Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set AVISS00053)


^ There are two pre-requisites to the RPL pathway: you must hold an Australian driver’s licence, and hold a permit to drive airside at any aerodrome.

You’ve done the work—now get your reward.

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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.

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