AERODROME REPORTING OFFICER TRAINING
An Aerodrome reporting officer is a critical member of the aerodrome management team. Gain your initial qualifications with ASSET Aviation Institute—Australia’s only ICAO and IATA accredited educator.
CERTIFICATE III IN AVIATION (AERODROME OPERATIONS)
Advance your career beyond the ARO role—upgrade to nationally recognised qualifications: study with us or submit your industry and life experience for recognition of prior learning.
AERODROME REPORTING OFFICER REFRESHER TRAINING
An Aerodrome reporting officer is a critical member of the aerodrome management team—to remain effective and compliant with CASA regulations, an ARO’s skills and knowledge must be refreshed.

Entry to the aerodrome airside starts with the basic ARO course. From there you can advance to the ARO Skill Set and continue your career pathway toward the Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations). But if you have existing skills and experience in the field, ASSET Aviation Institute can fast track your qualifications through recognition of prior learning.

Once qualified, keep your ARO skills and knowledge up-to-date and compliant, with our online ARO Refresher course.

Basic ARO course: Other Aerodromes (more than 9 but fewer than 30 passengers)

If you work at a small country aerodrome as a reporting officer, start here.

This entry-level three-day Aerodrome Reporting Officer course prepares you for work as an ARO and works safety officer (WSO) at a regional aerodrome or small country airstrip that is not certified or registered but served by RPT or by charter operations at least once per week.

Aerodrome Reporting Officers inspect critical areas of the airfield to ensure runways, taxiways, aircraft movement areas and airport infrastructure is safe for use. The course is based on the Australian Manual of Standards MOS Part 139—Aerodromes and is designed for anyone who wants to work as a reporting officer.

ARO training is also of benefit to management and staff who need to understand the regulations and technical aspects of aerodromes, and who are responsible for management systems and monitoring processes that keep their aerodrome compliant.

Our instructors will teach you how to:

  • Conduct routine inspections of runways and aerodrome infrastructure;
  • Report the condition of runways, navigational equipment, and facilities; and,
  • Supervise maintenance workers.

Your textbook, handbook, and log-in to our online learning classroom—where you can view videos and complete your interactive assessments ensures you have sufficient learning material to complete the course. For practice, you will use our aerodrome simulator to rehearse your inspections and reporting of various operational scenarios. You will leave the class with the confidence to start work.  There are no pre-requisite requirements for this course.

This course prepares you for the next step in your career—the nationally recognised ARO skill set.

ASSET Aviation Institute is Australia’s only ICAO accredited aviation educator. The certificate tells the world that you are a world-class aerodrome reporting officer.

NOTE: This course is only available to students who work at an aerodrome and have access to an aerodrome for the purposes of completing practical assessment activities

Course fee

$1030

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Course Dates Availability Enrol
20 – 23 Feb 2017 Closed
15 – 17 May 2017 Available  ENROL

AVISS00053 Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set: Registered and Certified Aerodromes

Want to work at a registered or certified aerodrome and have your skills recognised nationally? Study with ASSET Aviation Institute.

Over one thousand airlines connect four thousand six hundred aerodromes across the globe; aerodrome reporting officers (ARO) are the gatekeepers to these runways. Inspecting, reporting, marking and repairing these critical facilities will be your vocation. You will patrol runways, preserve security and continuously monitor airspace for obstacles; checking navigational equipment and aerodrome infrastructure that it is fit for purpose. Without your protective eye, intuition and action, runway safety may be compromised.

The ARO Skill Set (AVISS00053) is nationally recognised training; the competencies are from the Australian Government curriculum AVI Aviation Training Package, and the course meets the requirements of CASA AC139 for Aerodrome Reporting Officer training. The course satisfies the needs of an Aerodrome Reporting Officer or Works Safety Officer intending to work at an Australian aerodrome—of any category or size. Over four days, our instructors will teach you these units:

AVIB3005 – Inspect and report on aerodrome serviceability

AVIB3006 – Inspect and report on aerodrome lighting systems

AVIB3007 – Inspect and report on obstacle limitation surfaces

AVIC2001 – Drive on the airside

AVIE3003 – Complete a Notice to Airman

AVIE0001 – Operate aeronautical radio

AVIF3025 – Facilitate the safety of aerodrome works and works site access

AVIZ1005 – Maintain basic situation awareness in the aviation workplace

Your textbook, handbook, and log-in to our online learning classroom—where you can view videos, manuals, and additional resources ensures you have sufficient learning material to complete the training. For practice, you will use our aerodrome simulator to rehearse your inspections and reporting of various operational scenarios—before completing your assessments in our interactive online classroom. Your final mastery test will be at an operational airfield. You will leave the class with the confidence to start work.

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

This course prepares you for the next step in your aviation career—the Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations).

ASSET Aviation Institute is Australia’s only ICAO accredited aviation educator. The certificate tells the world that you are a world-class aerodrome reporting officer.

Course fee

Apply before 1st of March 17 and receive 20% discount. Pay only $1,840 (regular course fee $2,300)

Fast track your qualification

Did you know, that if you have industry experience, you can apply for recognition of prior learning? Ask us how rpl@assetaviation.edu.au

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Course Dates Availability Enrol
20 – 24 Feb 2017 Closed
15 – 18 May 2017 Available  ENROL

AVI30516 Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations): Registered and Certified Aerodromes

Want to advance your career, be more than an Aerodrome Reporting Officer? Study with ASSET.

The Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) is nationally recognised training; the competencies are from the Australian Government curriculum AVI08 Aviation Training Package, and the course meets the requirements of CASA AC139 for Aerodrome Reporting Officer training. The qualification teaches the competencies of an ARO but moves beyond the skill set, and prepares you for a higher role—a supervisory position or team leader where you will take an active part in the management of the aerodrome and respond to emergencies. This qualification tells the world that you are world-class working airport professional.

Taught over six months, with two workshops and three months of practical assessment, you will learn these units:

AVIB3005 – Inspect and report on aerodrome serviceability

AVIB3006 – Inspect and report on serviceability of aerodrome lighting systems

AVIB3007 – Inspect and report on obstacle limitation surfaces

AVIC2001 – Drive on the airside

AVIE3003 – Complete a Notice to Airmen

AVIE0001 – Operate aeronautical radio

AVIF0001 – Apply aviation safety procedures

AVIF3012 – Apply relevant laws and regulations to the operations of an aerodrome

AVIF3025 – Facilitate the safety of aerodrome works and works site access

AVIF3026 – Facilitate an aerodrome emergency response

AVIO3001 – Monitor airside access and airside driving

AVIW3023 – Implement wildlife hazard control measures

AVIW5022 – Coordinate the removal of disabled aircraft

AVIZ1005 – Maintain basic situation awareness in the aviation workplace

Your textbook, handbook, and log-in to our online learning classroom—where you can view videos, manuals, and additional resources ensures you have sufficient learning material to complete the training. For practice, you will use our aerodrome simulator to rehearse your inspections and reporting of various operational scenarios—before completing your assessments in our interactive online classroom. Your final mastery test will be at an operational airfield.

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

This course prepares you for the next step in your aviation career—the Diploma of Leadership and Management—or advanced education from ICAO through courses in Aerodrome Certification and Inspection. ASSET Aviation Institute is Australia’s only ICAO accredited aviation educator. The certificate tells the world that you are a world-class aerodrome reporting officer.

Course fee

$3600

Fast track your qualification

Did you know, that CASA recommends that ‘persons currently employed as AROs and WSOs who have been trained on the job have their skills and knowledge assessed against the competency standards by an RTO’. If you have industry experience or the ARO Skill Set, you can apply for credit or recognition of prior learning—cutting your course time to four weeks. Ask us how rpl@assetaviation.edu.au

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Course Dates Availability Enrol
WORKSHOP 1
20 – 24 Feb 2017 Closed
15 – 18 May 2017 Available  ENROL
WORKSHOP 2
20 – 23 March 2017 Available ENROL
19 – 22 June 2017 Available ENROL

Online ARO Refresher (AC139): Other Aerodromes, Registered and Certified Aerodromes

Over a career, aviation professionals learn one fundamental truth about aviation; its only constant is change. Regulations change, people change, technology changes and so too does your competency. To keep current and relevant, and to keep your aerodrome compliant; you need to practice your skills, perfect them over time and have them renewed. CASA recommends in AC 139-13(0) that ARO’s consider refreshing their knowledge and skills every two years, but not more than five, from the date of initial training.

But sometimes it’s hard to get to the classroom—to get time away from work, to travel, to book flights and accommodation—we understand the difficulties of operational life, especially for those who live in remote communities—far from the Institute. We offer you an alternative to travel—from the comfort of your home or workspace, you can study at your pace, at a time convenient for you.

Our online interactive learning system gives you over 12 hours of informative and entertaining content to refresh your memory of rules, regulations and standards. Mixed media including video, photographic and interactive assessment quizzes are designed to teach you what you’ve forgotten, and keep you compliant with MOS 139.

Book yourself in for an online course and renew your professional knowledge and skills.

ASSET Aviation Institute is Australia’s only ICAO-accredited aviation educator. The refresher course for AROs from ASSET updates your skills and refreshes your knowledge of theory and practice—how long has it been since you sat in a classroom?

The refresher certificate tells the world that you are up-to-date, that you a world-class aerodrome professional.

Enrolment Fee

$599*

*An ARO certificate or qualification together with a minimum of 12 months of practical experience in ARO operations is a pre-requisite for this course.

You’ve done the work—now keep it current.

Are you an aerodrome manager?

Did you know, we offer group discounts for aerodromes? Email us to find out more. RPL@assetaviation.edu.au

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^.

The Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) has six assessment tasks. You may choose one of two options for your assessment: option 1, complete the activities as written in the Student Workbook, or option 2, submit your own work.

Want to do less work? You can apply for the ARO Skill Set (AVISS00026). 

The Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set has four assessment tasks. You may choose one of two options for your assessment: option 1, complete the activities as written in the Student Workbook, or option 2, submit your own work.

RPL Assessment Fee (Certificate III)

$2,450*

RPL Assessment Fee (ARO Skill Set)

$1,250*

* 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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What Do I Need To Do?

For enrolment into any of the programmes, click the enrol button, fill in the enrolment form, and we’ll contact you with further information.

For enrolment into the RPL programme, the assessment process starts with an application. If your application for enrolment is successful, our Institute will send you a log-in to our website. There you will verify your identity, complete assessment tasks, and upload your evidence portfolio. A case officer will be assigned to you to help you through the process from start to award. The time to complete the RPL process and assessments is different for each person, but you have six months to submit your work from the date of application.

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Why Asset Aviation Institute?

ASSET Aviation Institute is Australia’s only ICAO and accredited aviation educator. The Institute is accredited to issue its programmes through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) and classroom teaching. The Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) and the ARO Skill Set, from ASSET Aviation Institute, evaluates your expertise, experience and on-the-job learning against the Nationally Recognised Training Framework for ARO competencies. The certificate tells the world that you are a world-class aerodrome professional.