fly and navigate aircraft, control and direct air traffic to ensure the safe and efficient operation of aircraft in flight and on the ground, and instruct students in flying aircraft.
preparing and submitting flight plans giving consideration to factors such as weather conditions and aircraft performance
flying aircraft in accordance with established air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures
providing flight information for flight crews and air traffic services staff
controlling aircraft movements, and directing aircraft taxiing, take-offs and landings by radio
providing pre-flight briefings and aeronautical information services
completing cockpit preparations and external inspections to determine that aircraft are acceptable for flight
monitoring aircraft performance and reporting on mechanical condition
giving in-flight instruction, supervising solo flights, accompanying students on training flights and demonstrating techniques for controlling aircraft
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Aeroplane and Helicopter Pilots require a prescribed minimum amount of flying experience in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).