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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 119.170

Training and checking system

             (1)  An Australian air transport operator must have a training and checking system.

             (2)  The training and checking system must include the following in relation to flight crew and cabin crew:

                     (a)  a description of how training and checking, including recurrent training and line checking, is conducted by or for the operator;

                     (b)  an auditable system for maintaining records of the results of training and checking;

                     (c)  procedures that ensure that each of the operator's flight crew and cabin crew:

                              (i)  completes training and checking in accordance with the training and checking system; and

                             (ii)  is supervised effectively during training and checking;

                     (d)  a description of how the operator assesses the competence of a flight crew member or cabin crew member to perform the duties assigned to the member for a flight;

                     (e)  if the operator has a contract with a person for the person to conduct training or checking for the operator:

                              (i)  details of the person; and

                             (ii)  details of the training or checking covered by the contract; and

                            (iii)  details of how the operator ensures that the person is complying with the operator's training and checking system.

             (3)  The training and checking system must also include the following in relation to cabin crew:

                     (a)  the circumstances in which training is required to familiarise a cabin crew member with their duties ;

                     (b)  if any of the training or checking of cabin crew is conducted by a member of the operator's personnel--a description of the operator's system for training and assessing such personnel.

             (4)  If subregulation (5) applies in relation to the operator, the training and checking system must include the following in relation to operational safety-critical personnel who are not flight crew or cabin crew:

                     (a)  a description of how training and checking, including recurrent training, for the personnel is conducted by or for the operator;

                     (b)  an auditable system for maintaining records of the results of the training and checking;

                     (c)  the circumstances in which training is required to familiarise a member of the personnel with their duties ;

                     (d)  if the operator has a contract with a person for the person to conduct the training or checking for the operator:

                              (i)  details of the person; and

                             (ii)  details of the training or checking covered by the contract; and

                            (iii)  details of how the operator ensures that the person is complying with the operator's training and checking system;

                     (e)  if any of the training or checking is conducted by a member of the operator's personnel--a description of the operator's system for training and assessing such personnel.

             (5)  This subregulation applies to the operator if the operator conducts one or more of the following operations:

                     (a)  operations in an aeroplane to which either or both of the following apply:

                              (i)  the aeroplane has a maximum take-off weight of more than 8,618 kg;

                             (ii)  the aeroplane has a maximum operational passenger seat configuration of more than 9 seats;

                     (b)  operations in a rotorcraft to which either or both of the following apply:

                              (i)  the rotorcraft has a maximum take-off weight of more than 3,175 kg;

                             (ii)  the rotorcraft has a maximum operational passenger seat configuration of more than 9 seats;

                     (c)  medical transport operations;

                     (d)  operations of a kind prescribed by the Part 119 Manual of Standards for the purposes of this paragraph.

             (6)  The operator must conduct checking for flight crew in relation to the flying of the aeroplane or rotorcraft if the operator operates:

                     (a)  an aeroplane or rotorcraft that is used for passenger transport operations and has a maximum operational passenger seat configuration of more than 30 seats; or

                     (b)  an aeroplane or rotorcraft that is used for cargo transport operations and has a maximum payload capacity of at least 3,410 kg.

             (7)  The operator must only use individuals employed by the operator to conduct the checking required by subregulation (6).

             (8)  This regulation does not apply to:

                     (a)  training that is authorised Part 141 flight training for the operator; or

                     (b)  training or checking that is an authorised Part 142 activity for the operator.



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