AVISS00053 Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set

Aerodrome Management Services (RTO 52413)

Course Overview

Our Nationally Recognised four-day course has been designed to provide participants with the confidence to perform the role of Aerodrome Reporting Officer and Works Safety Officer at an airport or aerodrome. Our public face-to-face courses are held regularly around Australia, alternatively we can deliver the course at your site/aerodrome upon request (access to an aerodrome is required for practical training and assessment activities).

Our experienced trainers deliver personalised, flexible and supportive training to ensure course content is relevant and valuable for those that are new to the industry, as well as those who are looking to refresh their knowledge in this area, from all types of aerodromes.

This course is mapped from the AVISS00053 Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set units of competency, and also meets the requirements of CASA Advisory Circular AC139.C-02 Aerodrome Personnel.

ARO Refresher Students

This course is not recommended for ARO Refresher students. We recommend attending one of our customised ARO Refresher courses – course dates for our F2F classes are available here.

Entry Requirements

It is important to note that the AVISS00053 Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set is designed and assessed at AQF Level 3. During the course (including pre and post course work) students will be required to:

  • Complete routine activities and workplace documentation of an ARO/WSO*.
  • Read forms and theory assessments, locate legislative information.
  • Complete theory work, including written theory answers.
  • Communicate in small groups, understand verbal information and cues.
  • Perform basic maths calculations.

Important to Note:

  • Students are required to hold a current drivers licence to complete the unit AVIC0001 Drive on the airside.
  • Post-Course Requirement – students are required to complete a third-party post-course assessment at a live aerodrome with lighting to meet the supporting evidence assessment requirements of AVIB0003 Inspect and report on serviceability of aerodrome lighting systems

Pre-Course Requirements

Course participants will be emailed pre-course theoretical study once their enrolment is processed. Course participants are required to review the learner guide, answer questions, and complete projects in the workplace – this includes participating in practical activities on an aerodrome. Completed pre-course paperwork will need to be handed in on the first day of the course.

Course Assessment Requirements

The course content will be delivered in a blended format. In addition to the pre-course Learner Guide and Assessment Activities, course participants will also receive their own comprehensive ARO Handbook to reference during the face-to-face component of the course, and to keep for future reference.  Theoretical assessment modules and simulated activities will be completed over the four days of the course, including a practical assessment at a live aerodrome under the supervision of an AMS Trainer and (if required) a supervising ARO for the aerodrome in question.

AMS take a ‘no-surprises’ approach to each assessment activity – each assessment will be explained to each participant prior to taking place. Your trainer will provide additional training support where possible.

Post-Course Assessment – Practical Work Experience Requirements

Course participants will need to build some experience on an aerodrome undertaking practical activities. It is the responsibility of the participant to build (or arrange to build) ample experience on an aerodrome shortly after attending this course. It is the responsibility of the student to consider if they can obtain work placement, and to organise the work placement accordingly.

Course Fees and Payment

A formalised quote will be provided upon request. As per our Refunds Policy (available on our website), we do not collect enrolment fees in advance for this course. Your invoice will be sent to you on the first day of the course, payment will be required within 30 days in accordance with our T&C’s. Credit card payments can be made over the phone on (08) 9221 6777 on or after the first day of the course. A 2% CC surcharge applies for credit card payments. Please note AMS reserves the right to withhold certification until full course payment has been made.


Upon successful completion of this course (including meeting assessment requirements) participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:

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

Additional Information

For more information relating to our training procedures and policies (including our student handbook, recognition of prior learning, appeals, etc.) please visit the Student Information section of our website: http://amsaustralia.online/Student-Info.

COVID Vaccination Requirements

We kindly ask that you show evidence of your COVID vaccination and photo ID on the first day of your course.

Upcoming Training Dates & Enrolment Links:

June 2022

14-17 June | Perth | Register Here

28 June – 1 July | Perth | Register Here

July 2022

12-15 July | Perth | Register Here

26-29 July | Perth | Register Here

August 2022

2-5 August | Perth | Register Here

16-19 August |Perth | Register Here

September 2022

6-9 September | Darwin | Register Here

13-16 September | Perth | Register Here

27-30 September | Perth | Register Here

October 2022

11-14 October | Perth | Register Here

11-14 October | BROOME | Register Here

25-28 October | Perth | Register Here

November 2022

1-4 November | Perth | Register Here

15-18 November | Darwin | Register Here

22-25 November | Perth | Register Here

December 2022

6-9 December | Perth | Register Here

AVISS00053 Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set