Airways Training has developed a series of Airfield Lighting Technician Competencies, that can be applied to all electricians on all types and sizes of airports. The Competency Framework shall be a minimum standard for all AGL personnel completing:

  • Contract Works on Airfield Lighting and related systems

  • Maintenance Works on Airfield Lighting and related systems

  • Operators of Airfield Lighting Systems

 

Competency Process Pre-Requirements

 

All practitioners engaged in the maintenance of aeronautical ground lighting facilities, shall have as a minimum, the four day airport lighting training course, currently conducted by Airways Training Services;

 

Practical on the job training shall be conducted by a senior practitioner with suitable experience in the maintenance of aeronautical ground lighting facilities, including experience in locating faults and conducting remedial procedures. If this is not available, then ATS can provide the initial training, but a second instructor will be required to assess the competencies.

 

Subsequent to the completion of training and upon reaching a required standard, an onsite formal practical and theoretical assessment shall be conducted by an external assessor.

The external assessor shall hold relevant qualifications, e.g. Certificate IV in workplace training and assessment and shall have appropriate experience in the maintenance of aeronautical ground lighting facilities.

Competency Process Introduction

The Competency Assessment shall   be   used   to   determine   the practitioner's theoretical and practical knowledge of aeronautical ground lighting facilities, including any gaps in knowledge;

 

The Competency Assessment shall   also be used to determine the practitioner's competency and proficiency to conduct maintenance and remedial work on aeronautical ground lighting facilities.

 

The following Competencies will be tested over a period of 2 days per Student.  One night maybe required to secure airside access.

 

  • AGL01: Aeronautical Ground Lighting Maintenance Requisites

  • AGL02: Inset Luminaire Fixture Maintenance

  • AGL03: Elevated Luminaire Fixture Maintenance

  • AGL04: Precision Approach Path Indicator Maintenance

  • AGL05: Approach Lighting System Maintenance

  • AGL06: Obstruction Lighting Maintenance

  • AGL07: Runway Guard Lighting Maintenance

  • AGL08: Runway Stop bar Lighting Maintenance

  • AGL09: Movement Area Guidance Lighting Maintenance

  • AGL10: Runway Visual Range Transmissometer Maintenance

  • AGL11: Constant Current Regulator Maintenance

  • AGL12: Illuminated Wind Direction Indicator Maintenance

  • AGL13: AGL Cable Insulation Resistance Testing

  • AGL14: Aircraft Earth Point Maintenance

  • AGL15: Runway Threshold Identification Lighting Maintenance

  • AGL16: Airport Lighting Equipment Room Maintenance

  • AGL17: Foreign Object Debris Management

 

Competency Process Outcomes

The competency assessment outcomes are categorised as follows:

 

  1. Practitioner Is Deemed Competent
    During the assessment, the practitioner was able to demonstrate to the assessor a suitable level of knowledge on aeronautical ground lighting maintenance procedures that would be commensurate with that of a competent and proficient practitioner that is currently employed in the maintenance of aeronautical ground lighting facilities.

    On suitable completion of the aforementioned assessment, the assessor shall deem the practitioner to be competent to conduct ‘works’ on aeronautical ground lighting facilities. Competency documentation shall then be suitably completed and appropriately filed;
    Apart from periodical training, no additional training will be required;

     

  2. Practitioner Is Deemed Not Yet Competent
    If the practitioner is unable to complete the assessment for whatever reason, the practitioner shall be deemed to be not yet competent;

    If during the assessment, the practitioner displays insufficient practical and theoretical knowledge on the maintenance of aeronautical ground lighting facilities, then the practitioner shall be deemed not yet competent. In this event, the practitioner shall be considered incapable of effectively performing the competency units that are commensurate with that of a competent and proficient aeronautical ground lighting practitioner;

    The aforementioned event, will result in the assessment being terminated and will require the practitioner to undertake additional training in order to reach the standard commensurate with and required by a competent and proficient aeronautical ground lighting maintenance practitioner;

    The additional training shall be conducted by a trainer with an extensive knowledge of aeronautical ground lighting facilities maintenance;

    When it is considered that the practitioner has attained an acceptable standard of practical and theoretical knowledge on the maintenance of aeronautical ground lighting facilities, then a further competency assessment will be scheduled.

     

  3. Practitioner Is Reassessed Competent
    All though the practitioner, may have been able to suitably demonstrate sufficient competence against the majority of the assessment criteria, it was noted, that there were a number of minor inconsistencies and gaps in the practitioner's knowledge. In this situation, the assessor may perform an on the spot assessment to assess the practitioner's knowledge. If the inconsistencies and gaps in the practitioner's knowledge are minor, then the assessor has the discretion to instruct and coax the practitioner to provide the correct information;

    If during the aforementioned reassessment process the practitioner was still unable to satisfactorily demonstrate competency, then the practitioner shall be considered to be incapable of effectively performing the competency units commensurate with and required by a competent and proficient aeronautical ground lighting maintenance practitioner and shall therefore be deemed not yet competent.

 

Following successful demonstration of the 17 AGL competencies, the Aeronautical Ground Lighting Technician shall be provided a Certificate of Competency.

 

The Certificate of Competency shall be accompanied by a booklet containing all 17 competencies and demonstration of how the student achieved compliance.

The booklet & certification shall be issued to the airport and becomes the Airports property.

 

CASA can then be provided with the AGL Technicians Competency booklet when audited to demonstrate you have an AGL Maintenance Technician that is certified Competent.

  

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AGL Technicians Competent Persons Certification