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Rescue Crew Training

 

Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) Training.

Airways Aviation in partnership with the Medical Rescue Training Academy (Medical Rescue Training Pty Ltd ACN 163 414 426) is proud to offer Nationally Accredited Helicopter Rescue Crewman and Aircrewman training to the Search and Rescue, aeromedical retrieval and general aviation industries.

MRT is the training arm of Medical Rescue’s prehospital, aeromedical clinical and disaster services.  The Training Academy combines the extensive experience of Medical Rescue’s aviation, rescue, emergency management, disaster, paramedic and medical staff to deliver nationally accredited, industry recognised training courses and formal qualifications.

Courses are delivered under the Australian National Vocational Education and Training Framework through MRT’s exclusive partnership with the Registered Training Organisation Australian College of Mining (RTO Provider Number 110084).  Training meets national training program requirements where students gain a nationally recognised Qualification or Statement of Attainment.

Search and Rescue helicopters and aeromedical helicopters require a well trained rear crew with both SAR and medical skills, experience and qualifications. Either a medical condition resulted in the need for rescue, or will result from exposure to the environment while awaiting rescue. Courses are designed for anyone looking for formal qualifications and training in the helicopter rescue, search and rescue or aeromedical retrieval services.

All Airways Aviation and MRT instructors are highly qualified and experienced operational and training personnel from their organisations with many years of practical experience in aviation, emergency and disaster response, search and rescue operations, hoisting, sea safety and survival techniques and aeromedical retrieval.

Course Information

Aim of the Training

Airways Aviation and MRT deliver capability based training to organisations or individuals wishing to develop or enhance helicopter rescue and aeromedical retrieval operations and provide the skills, knowledge and experience required for a person to work competently as a crewman in the helicopter Search and Rescue operational environment.

A key focus of training delivered by Airways Aviation and MRT is to ensure that it meets the clients’ needs to develop an appropriate capability to meet operational requirements. Airways Aviation and MRT work closely with clients to ensure that elective Units of Competency are selected to maximize the training benefit, meet clients specific needs and deliver an outcome that increases capability and safety.

Theoretical and Practical subjects relevant to the level of training chosen include:

  • Helicopter Safety and Situational Awareness – includes essential information on operating safely in in the aviation workplace around a helicopter on the ground and whilst flying and basic human factors.
  • Pre Flight Preparation and Post Flight Actions – includes the importance of pre-flight preparation, briefing procedures and completing post flight actions and reporting.
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Equipment – includes identifying and using common aviation Personal Protective Equipment and helicopter safety equipment and safe boarding techniques.
  • Emergency Procedures and Drills – includes brace positions, equipment failures, personal response, managing passengers, working with other crewmembers during an emergency, cockpit/cabin management and dealing with critical and non critical emergency situations in the helicopter.
  • Helicopter Underwater Escape and Survival – includes immediate emergency actions, impact survival skills, orientation, movement and escape drills, primary and secondary exits and passenger assistance drills.
  • Use of Life Saving Equipment – includes skills and knowledge for survival after escape from a ditched helicopter including use and management of life jackets and life rafts, emergency signaling devices, Search and Rescue considerations, post incident survival considerations.
  • Aviation Security Procedures – includes procedures for aviation base and helicopter security.
  • Helicopter Landing and Unprepared Landing Site Operations– includes procedures for landing using both prepared and unprepared helicopter landing sites.
  • Wiremen Duties – includes down the wire procedures to follow in rescue and retrieval situations. It also includes dealing with emergency situations and equipment malfunctions.
  • Managing Helicopter Loads – includes planning, loading and unloading a load on a helicopter.
  • Hoisting and Extraction Procedures – includes hoisting and extraction activities in various situations and locations. It also includes dealing with emergency situations and equipment malfunctions.
  • First Aid and Resuscitation – includes current first aid skills for a range of situations, advanced resuscitation techniques, survival skills including prevention and treatment of hypothermia, hydration and dehydration considerations and general survivor management.

Training Profile

Airways Aviation and MRT can deliver a range of skills and qualifications to ensure that the capability requirements of our clients are met. Training reflects the environment and situations that may be experienced as a Helicopter Crewman in a range of aviation, rescue and emergency roles.

Course content is developed to specific needs and delivered in a range of locations and environments and includes the relevant knowledge and skills for aviation theory and practical skill development in a range of aviation and emergency operations. The courses include both ground school and practical flying components.

Aircrewman

The Aircrewman course has been specifically designed to meet the needs for well trained and qualified air crewman for the Australian and International aviation industry.
This course is an advanced level qualification for students wishing to follow a career in the aviation industry as a Helicopter Aircrewman. The course aims to provide the skills, knowledge and experience required for a person to work competently as an Aircrewman in the helicopter Search and Rescue operational environment. The course will provide training to allow you to safely manage working in the aviation environment, hoisting, mission planning, survivor management, load management, security procedures and managing emergency situations in a helicopter.

There are 21 Units of Competency required to complete this course.

Rescue Crewman

The Rescue Crewman course has been specifically designed to meet the needs for well trained and qualified rescue crewman for the Australian and International aviation industry. This course is the entry level qualification for students wishing to follow a career in the aviation industry as a Helicopter Rescue Crewman. The course will provide training to allow you to safely manage working in the aviation environment, hoisting, mission planning, survivor management, load management, security procedures and managing emergency situations in a helicopter.

There are 3 specific streams for rescue crewman training.  These are:

  • General Rescue Crew designed for those people only requiring aviation based subjects
  • Search and Rescue Crew designed for those people involved in SAR operations.
  • Medical Rescue Crew designed for those people involved in aeromedical retrieval operations.

Elective Units of Competency can be adjusted to suit specific client needs as required.

There are 14 Units of Competency required to complete this course.

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Course Content

Airways Aviation and Medical Rescue can provide any combination of elective Units of Competency with courses directly tailored to specific needs and delivered in a range of locations and environments to meet the clients capability needs. All courses includes specific knowledge and skills, aviation theory and practical skill development in a range of aviation and emergency operations. The course includes both ground school and practical flying components.
Airways Aviation and Medical Rescue work closely with each client to ensure that the elective Units of Competency meet their operational needs and provide maximum capability development with recognition at the Australian national standard.

General Awareness Course

The General Awareness Course is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and experience required for a person to obtain a level of competence in the helicopter SAR or aeromedical retrieval operational environment where they do not fly regularly but need to be able to deliver key skills from a helicopter platform.

Airways Aviation and MRT courses are directly tailored to specific needs and delivered in a range of locations and environments to meet the clients capability needs. All courses include specific knowledge and skills, aviation theory and practical skill development in a range of aviation and emergency operations. The course includes both ground school and practical flying components.

There are 5 Units of Competency required to complete this course.

Course Units of Competency

All training is delivered in to meet the clients’ needs to ensure that an operational benefit is achieved.
Aircrewman  course requires 21 Units of Competency to be successfully completed. This includes 14 core units and client selection of an additional 7 elective units.
Rescue Crewman course requires 14 Units of Competency to be successfully completed. This includes 9 core units and client selection of an additional 5 elective units.

Specialist Crewman Course is developed with the client selecting the required Units of Competency relevant to client needs.

Airways Aviation and MRT work closely with each client to ensure that the course of training meets their operational needs and provides maximum capability development with recognition to the Australian national standard.

Please contact us for more information on these courses, their content, timeframe and costs.