Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) AVI30516

ICAO Training



8 days


Brisbane, Australia




(07) 3103 6870

Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) AVI30516 – INTRODUCTION

The objectives of our Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) AVI30516 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 course will teach you how to :

  • The 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) AVI30516. You will leave the Institute as a leader in the field of aerodrome safety.

Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) AVI30516 – COURSE INFORMATION

Workshop 1: Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set (4 days).
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 AVIB3005
  • Inspect and report on aerodrome lighting systems AVIB3006
  • Inspect and report on obstacle limitation surfaces AVIB3007
  • Drive on the airside AVIC2001
  • Complete a Notice to Airmen AVIE3003
  • Operate aeronautical radio AVIE0001
  • Facilitate the safety of aerodrome works and works site access AVIF3025
  • Maintain basic situation awareness in the aviation workplace AVIZ1005

Workshop 2: Aerodrome operations in practice (4 days).

Practice your skills with group work, case study analysis and interactive role play using our aerodrome simulator, to ensure you are confident and ready for work.
  • Apply aviation safety procedures AVIF0001
  • Apply relevant laws and regulations to the operations of an aerodrome AVIF3012
  • Facilitate an aerodrome emergency response AVIF3026
  • Monitor airside access and airside driving AVIO3001
  • Implement wildlife hazard control measures AVIW3023
  • Coordinate the removal of disabled aircraft AVIW5022

To participate in our Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) AVI30516 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

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

You must have 12 months of operational experience as an aerodrome reporting officer at a registered or certified aerodrome.

For more information please refer to our Student Handbook. Our Student Handbook can be downloaded from the student policies section.


Course Dates Availability Enrol
15 – 18 January 2018 Available APPLY
 14-17 May 2018 Available APPLY
 09-12 October 2017 Available APPLY
 15-18 October 2018 Available APPLY


Certificate III Certificate IV  Diploma
AVI30516 Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) BSB51915 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Lead ARO
  • ARO Supervisor
  • Supervisor of aerodrome operations
  • Aerodrome administrator
  • Senior aerodrome manager


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

The Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) AVI30516 taught over six months, with two workshops with three months of practical assessment between workshops.

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.


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


Recognition of prior learning


Classroom course fee


*Payment plans available on request

Recognition of prior learning fee



Our Institute is located in the heart of beautiful Brisbane’s CBD. All 2016 workshops are delivered at our training rooms at Level 5, 10 Market Street Brisbane, Australia.

Are you an aerodrome manager?  Yes, we can come to you and conduct the full course and assessments.  Talk to us about contextualising our learning material to your needs.


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.  If you cannot pass an assessment, you will be given a certificate of attainment, rather than a certificate of completion.  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.


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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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 (Certificate III)


RPL Assessment Fee (ARO Skill Set)


* Professional Training costs may be tax deductible
^ 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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