Course Title: 3.03 Global Positioning System

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4016 Certificate IV in Air Transport (Commercial Pilot)

Course Title: 3.03 Global Positioning System

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 6

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Course Contact: Jennifer Taberner

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9394 9999

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Course Description

To provide the learner with the skills and knowledge necessary to use a GPS system - as a primary means of navigation

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBF928 3.03 Global Positioning System


1. Recall and state the operating principles, characteristics and requirements for GPS systems.

2. On completion of this unit the learner will be able to recall and state the limitations of the system and apply safeguards and procedures against navigation errors.

3. Perform a range of navigational tasks and systems checks on the GPS system.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.