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S7C6 - COMPETENCY BASED ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES FOR AIR FORCE GROUND TECHNICAL TRADES

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Registered Training Organisation

Service Administrator

RWPA Qualification

RWPA Authorisation

COMPETENCY LOG BOOK

RESPONSIBILITIES

Registered Workplace Assessor

Unit Training Coordinator

APPEALS

INTRODUCTION

1. This chapter prescribes the procedures to be followed when conducting competency based training and assessments for ground maintenance activities and tasks performed by Air Force Ground Engineering (GE) personnel from the:

  1. Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and
  2. Ground Mechanical Engineering (GME) trades.

Registered Training Organisation

2. The Army Logistics Training Centre National Technical Training Manager (ALTC - NTTM) is the point of contact to the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for Air Force Ground Engineering personnel.

Service Adminisrator

3. The Service Administrator for Air Force Ground Engineering is the Technical Mustering Sponsor, LOGBR-AF whose responsibilities from Section 7 Chapter 1 - Aerospace Competency Standards and Assessment Procedures are extended to include regular audits of Units conducting competency assessments.

RWPA Qualification

4. Following successful completion of an RTO approved Workplace Assessor Course, the RTO will ensure the correct Workplace Assessor competencies have been achieved and issue registration.

RWPA Authorisation

5. Following registration the Registered Workplace Assessor (RWPA) must be authorised by the IET RTO to conduct technical competency assessments within the AMO and/or training facility.

6. RWPAs are to be an authorised Trade Supervisor and assess only those UoC for which they are task authorised.

7. RWPAs may assess UoC outside of their RWPA scope provided they confirm UoC completion through the use of a Subject Matter Expert (SME) from the relevant trade. The SME is required to be authorised annually by the RTO.

COMPETENCY LOG BOOK

8. Each unit within the Competency Log Book (CLB) has provision for two signatures, these are:

  1. Work Experience History. This section requires the signature of the supervisor or SME who is at least an authorised Trade Supervisor. The Trade Supervisors signature authenticates that the technician has completed the task under ‘Direct’, ‘General’ or ‘Broad’ supervision to an acceptable standard. The supervisor or SME must be competent in the work being certified within this section.
  2. For any assessments conducted with the assistance of an SME, the full personal details of the SME and the extent of consultation are to be recorded IAW with CLB Guidelines.
  3. Assessment Certifications. The RWPAs signature authenticates that the technician has achieved the required standards for each UoC, as detailed in the CLB Assessment Guidelines in the absence of a Portfolio Assessment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Registered Workplace Assessor

9. In addition to the duties detailed in Section 7 Chapter 1, GE trade assessments may be completed under the civilian RTO at ALTC. For GE personnel under training the RTO may conduct portfolio assessments utilising the CLB or MILIS evidence to confirm competency.

10. There should be a minimum of three CLB entries for each competency element prior to assessment. This benchmark can be raised or lowered by the RWPA or RTO on a case by case basis.

Unit Training Coordinator

11. In addition to the duties detailed in Section 7 Chapter 1 and CLB Guidance, Air Force Unit Training Coordinators (UTCs) are responsible for:

  1. Submitting a quarterly report on the tradespersons progress to the Service Administrator IAW CLB guidance.
  2. Auditing a tradesperson’s CLB ensuring that the tradesperson has achieved the required UoCs to be issued their qualification. On successful audit of the CLB, the UTC must forward the CLB to ALTC - NTTM for Portfolio Assessment.
  3. Initiating regrade IAW the Personal Development Strategy.
  4. Performance and failure management responsibilities IAW CLB guidance and raising inability to achieve competency reports IAW AC SI (PERS) 33-20 - Suspension Management and Administration - Air Force Managed Training or counselling members IAW DI(AF) PERS 4–19—Administrative sanctions in the Royal Australian Air Force.
  5. Ensuring that tradespersons files are archived after completion of the CLB.

APPEALS

12. Section 7 Chapter 1 outlines the appeals process in addition to CLB guidance.

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