Aviation safety issues and actions

Training and assessment system

Issue number: AO-2009-056-SI-01
Who it affects: All Airservices Australia Check and Standardisation Specialist controllers
Issue owner: Airservices Australia
Transport function: Aviation: Airspace management
Background: Investigation Report AO-2009-056
Issue release date: 24 November 2010
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by Airservices adequately addresses the training aspects of the safety issue. The ATSB is investigating another occurrence with related factors, and will consider the role of controller assessment in that, and subsequent investigations.

Safety issue description

The training and assessment system was ineffective, in this case, because it placed an individual with deficiencies in scanning and conflict resolution in a control position.

Last update 30 January 2014