Southpac’s Aerodrome Reporting Officer training takes off around the country

Since introducing the Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) Course in November 2022, our team have been travelling across the country delivering this important training.

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.

In less than 12 months, our team successfully delivered the Aerodrome Reporting Officer Course in more than 8 locations across Australia, primarily for regional and remote aerodromes, with clients including local councils and mining operators.

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. 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 is offered as an in-house course 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.