Aviation Aircraft Underwater Escape And Survival Perth   ·   Melbourne   ·   Darwin

Learn How to Escape & Survive a Helicopter Ditching into Water | For Aviation Personnel

The purpose of ERGT Australia’s Aviation Aircraft Underwater Escape and Survival (AVI AUES) course is to provide trainees with the skills and knowledge required to undertake aircraft underwater escape and survival techniques. Trainees on this course are generally flight crews who support/visit offshore facilities or domestic emergency services but do not work on the facility. These personnel are required to be competent in responding to emergency situations where there may be a need for them to exit a downed aircraft and survive at sea for a protracted period of time.

In the case where personnel spend considerable time on an offshore facility within Australian waters it is highly likely that they will be required to complete a worldwide recognised Offshore Petroleum OPITO approved BOSIET  or TBOSIET course (offered at ERGT), which is different to the nationally recognised unit offered in this course. If unsure please contact your employer or info@ergt.com.au

Learning Outcomes
The expected learning outcomes for the Nationally Recognised Training unit AVIF0038 Undertake aircraft underwater escape and survival:

  • Prepare for aircraft ditching
  • Undertake evacuation from an aircraft
  • Conduct rescue recovery process
  • Control survival hazards

ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
In order for ERGT to deliver the training and assessment in the timeframe specified, it is desirable, but not mandatory, that flight and aircrew come to the course with knowledge
and experience in either helicopters or fixed wing aircraft. Additionally, they should be familiar with their own company’s aircraft in particular the inflight emergency procedures as well as role-specific skills and knowledge as listed below:
– Completed Company Induction training.
– Conduct organisational hazard identification and hazard reporting.
– Use company risk assessment processes.
– Have complete workplace safety documentation.
– Currently working in accordance with Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) procedures and relevant regulations.
– Read, interpret and follow work instructions such as Safe Work Procedures.
– Use personal protective clothing and equipment conforming to industry standards.
If trainees do not have the desired skills and knowledge listed above, ERGT recommends trainees familiarising themselves with the generic proficiencies and standards in accordance with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Schedule 2 Part 61 Manual of Standards Instrument 2014

Medical and Health Standards
A current offshore or industry equivalent medical certificate is required to be submitted prior to, or on the first day of training. Please refer to the ERGT HUET Medical Form located under the Trainee Resources page for accepted medicals and requirements.

Additional Requirements
A government issued photo identification and valid USI is required for course registration.
Please bring swimwear and towel for in water activities.

Structure & Assessment
Training will be delivered through presentations, group discussion, practical demonstrations and practical exercises involving simulated ditching aircraft scenarios. Trainees will be assessed through direct observation, written assessment, and practical exercises simulating aircraft ditching scenarios.

ERGT incorporate the use of Modular Egress Training Simulators (METS®) for HUET.

Skills Maintenance
In alignment with industry expectations and to ensure ongoing competence and capability ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years.

Authority / Regulator
Nationally Recognised Training is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.

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Upon successful completion trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment in:

AVIF0038 Undertake aircraft underwater escape and survival

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Helicopter Pilot, Ground Crew, Helicopter Landing Officer, Air Crewman, Rescue Crewman, EMS Crewman, Crewman, Police Officer, Nurse, Doctor, Paramedic, Fire Fighter, Helicopter Crew, Fixed Wing Instructor, Helicopter Instructor, Rotary Instructor, Rescue Crewman, EMS Pilot, Training Captain, Check and Training Captain, Check and Training Aircrewman

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