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CASA EX146/15 Exemptions as made
This instrument allows persons, in addition to CASA and flight examiners, to conduct English language proficiency assessments for student pilots, applicants for pilot licences and applicants for aeronautical radio operator certificates (AROC). Those assessments are required under various provisions, including Part 61 (Flight crew licensing) of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998. The instrument also provides for applicants for an AROC to meet the general English language proficiency (GELP) standard, instead of the aviation English language proficiency standard.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 30 Oct 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR09-Nov-2015
Tabled Senate09-Nov-2015
Date of repeal 30 Sep 2018
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA EX146/15

I, JONATHAN ALECK, Acting Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR 1998).

[Signed Jonathan Aleck]

Jonathan Aleck
Acting Director of Aviation Safety

29 October 2015

Exemption — English language proficiency assessments

1          Duration

                 This instrument:

(a)   commences on the day of registration; and

(b)   expires at the end of September 2018, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.

2          Definitions

        (1)     In this instrument:

AELP means aviation English language proficiency.

alternative AELP assessment holder means an individual who:

(a)   has applied, in writing, to an approved person for an assessment of the individual’s AELP; and

(b)   has been assessed by the approved person as meeting the ICAO level 6 AELP standards mentioned in the MOS.

approved person means a person approved by CASA under section 3 to conduct assessments of the AELP or GELP of individuals.

aviation English language proficiency assessment: see regulation 61.010 of CASR 1998.

aviation English language proficiency assessor: see regulation 61.010 of CASR 1998.

ELP assessment holder means an individual who:

(a)   has a current aviation English language proficiency assessment; or

(b)   is an alternative AELP assessment holder; or

(c)   is a GELP holder.

GELP means general English language proficiency.

GELP holder: see subsections (2), (3) and (4).

GELP unit means the unit entitled “GEL General English language proficiency” in Section 1 of Schedule 2 of the MOS.

MOS means the Manual of Standards for Part 61 of CASR 1998.

        (2)     A person is a GELP holder if the person provides an assessment report, completed by CASA, an examiner or an approved person, that states that the person is able to perform each of the elements mentioned in clause 2 of the GELP unit:

(a)   according to the performance criteria mentioned for the element; and

(b)   within the range of variables mentioned in clause 3 for the unit.

        (3)     A person is also a GELP holder if the person provides evidence that 1 of the assessors mentioned in subsection (4) is satisfied that the person:

(a)   meets the requirement mentioned in subclause 5.1.2 of the GELP unit; and

(b)   has sufficient GELP to:

             (i)  for a student pilot — safely conduct a solo flight; and

            (ii)  for an applicant for a recreational pilot licence — safely exercise the privileges of the licence; and

           (iii)  for a person proposing to transmit on a radio frequency of a kind used for the purpose of ensuring the safety of air navigation — safely transmit on that kind of a radio frequency.

        (4)     For subsection (3), the assessors are:

(a)   CASA; and

(b)   an examiner; and

(c)   the head of operations of a Part 141 or 142 operator; and

(d)   the holder of a pilot instructor rating and a grade 1 training endorsement who has been nominated by the head of operations of a Part 141 or 142 operator; and

(e)   an approved person.

3          Approved persons

                 CASA may in writing approve a person to conduct assessments of the AELP or GELP of individuals for this instrument.

4          Exemption application directly to aviation English language proficiency assessor

                 A person who applies, in writing, to an aviation English language proficiency assessor for an assessment of the person’s AELP is exempt from compliance with the following provisions of CASR 1998:

(a)   subparagraph 61.160 (b) (ii), to the extent that it requires compliance with subregulations 61.255 (1), (2) and (3);

(b)   subregulations 61.255 (1), (2) and (3).

5          Exemption — current aviation English language proficiency assessment

                 A person who has a current aviation English language proficiency assessment is exempt from compliance with the following provisions of CASR 1998:

(a)   subparagraph 61.160 (b) (iii);

(b)   subparagraph 61.235 (2) (a) (vi);

(c)   regulation 61.265.

6          Exemption — alternative AELP assessment holders

                 An alternative AELP assessment holder is exempt from compliance with the following provisions of CASR 1998:

(a)   subparagraphs 61.160 (b) (ii) and (iii);

(b)   subparagraphs 61.235 (2) (a) (v) and (vi);

(c)   regulation 61.265;

(d)   paragraph 61.275 (1) (d);

(e)   subparagraph 61.285 (b) (ii);

(f)    subregulation 61.422 (1);

(g)   paragraph 61.495 (2) (d);

(h)   paragraph 61.500 (4) (c);

(i)    paragraph 64.015 (1) (d);

(j)    paragraph 64.015 (5) (c);

(k)   subregulation 64.025 (2);

(l)    paragraph 64.025 (3) (b);

(m)  subregulation 64.035 (2).

7          Exemption GELP holders

                 A GELP holder is exempt from compliance with the following provisions of CASR 1998:

(a)   subparagraph 61.160 (b) (iii);

(b)   subparagraph 61.235 (2) (a) (vi);

(c)   regulation 61.265;

(d)   paragraph 64.015 (1) (d);

(e)   paragraph 64.015 (5) (c);

(f)    subregulation 64.025 (2);

(g)   paragraph 64.025 (3) (b);

(h)   subregulation 64.035 (2).

8          Exemption instructors and training operators

        (1)     A flight instructor is exempt from compliance with subparagraph 61.1225 (2) (b) (iii) of CASR 1998 in relation to an ELP assessment holder.

        (2)     A pilot instructor is exempt from compliance with regulation 61.1227 of CASR 1998 in relation to an ELP assessment holder.

        (3)     A Part 141 operator is exempt from compliance with paragraph 141.306 (2) (c) of CASR 1998 in relation to an ELP assessment holder.

        (4)     A Part 142 operator is exempt from compliance with paragraph 142.386 (2) (c) of CASR 1998 in relation to an ELP assessment holder.

9          Condition

                 An exemption from compliance with subregulation 64.025 (2) or paragraph 64.025 (3) (b) of CASR 1998 is subject to the condition that the applicant’s application for the grant of an aeronautical radio operator certificate must be accompanied by evidence of the applicant’s AELP or GELP.