ARO training for regional and remote aerodrome operators

A small aircraft parked on the tarmac at a regional aerodrome ready for passenger embankment.

Southpac is now supporting aerodrome operators around the country with an Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set course.

Southpac is now delivering nationally recognised ARO training for certified aerodromes around Australia, with a focus on supporting regional and remote aerodrome operators to meet their requirements.

Our first on-site Aerodrome Reporting Officer Course was successfully delivered in January at a remote Queensland aerodrome. As a result, we’re pleased to offer our high quality ARO training to the many aerodromes around Australia that require this necessary Skill Set.

Southpac’s ARO facilitator, Annette James, has extensive experience working with remote communities, especially supporting councils with upskilling and mentoring local personnel. In addition, as with all Southpac training, we can tailor our courses to suit the nature of the operation and will support students throughout the entire process.

The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the Part 139 (Aerodromes) Manual of Standards 2019 and the national competency standards that are supported by CASA. For Instance, It covers topics including inspecting and reporting on various elements of aerodrome operations, driving on the airside and operating aeronautical radio.

On completion, participants will achieve 8 units of competency towards the AVI30119 Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations), and these 8 units form the AVISS00053 skillset and establish the skills and knowledge requirements for an Aerodrome Reporting Officer. The course also includes Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC) accreditation.

Southpac’s Aerodrome Reporting Officer Course will be delivered as a public course, however can also be run in-house as an option for those looking to train personnel onsite at their own facility.

A one-day, non-accredited course is also available for those tasked with inspecting and reporting on uncertified aerodromes, where the full ARO skillset is not required.