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  1. Greetings, The VATPAC ATC Training & Standards department remains on the lookout for an experienced and passionate Manager ATC Standards. We have some applications already in but since we will not be making a decision until the end of the month we are extending the application period until 23:59AEDT 26th January 2021. The Manager ATC Standards works with the Director ATC Training & Standards to improve the design of the training process and resources for both student controllers and rated controllers. The successful candidate will be responsible for producing quality training and support content to further the development and improve standards among our controller group. Duties: Assists the Director ATC Training and Standards with operations of the ATC Training Department, assists with operations and projects. Design and implement ongoing training material for already rated VATPAC controllers. Provide guidance and additional training, where required, to already rated VATPAC controllers. Assist in development of the training process department wide. Maintain a strong understanding of real-world ATC procedures and standards, understand the difference in the VATSIM world and provide training to already rated VATPAC controllers where required. Essential Criteria: Be a general member in good standing of VATPAC (and VATSIM) for 12 months at the time of application. Be rated on VATSIM to no less than an Enroute Controller (C1) rating. Have demonstrated strong understanding and VATSIM experience in all types of ATC positions Have demonstrated good knowledge of the VATSIM Code of Conduct, Code of Regulations and Global Rating Policy (GRP) Be able to work well in a volunteer organisation and understand the expectations of a volunteer staff member. Ability to work independently and in a team where required. Ability to organise and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines. Have proven ability with the use of VATSIM Approved Controller Client Software Have experience on an ATC Training Team within VATSIM (Preferable) Understand and support the concepts and principles of competency-based training and assessment Have some experience in teaching, instructing, or consistently helping others to achieve their goals (in any level and in area of knowledge) Have an attitude that will inspire others to teach and to learn, while creating a friendly environment for the learning process to take place Have proven ability in the management of a small group of people. Please send your application addressing the above essential criteria to atc(at)vatpac(dot)org. Applications Close: 23:59AEDT 26th January 2021.
  2. VATPAC is seeking potential candidates to join the ATC Training team as a Mentor(s). Mentors are an essential part of the ATC Training and Assessment process. Not only do they assist online controllers build and improve their skills, a Mentor spends a couple of hours with every ATC student to help put their theory skills into practice, prior to undertaking their practical exam. Mentors who show commitment to the process and a willingness to learn themselves, also progress to become VATPAC Instructors and go on to perform the practical assessments that grant new ratings to controllers. If you would like to become part of a dynamic team, training and guiding our upcoming controllers, please see below. Title: Trainee Mentor Responsible to: Director ATC Training & Standards Manager ATC Training & Assessment Manager ATC Standards Duties: Contribute to the ongoing activities of the ATC Training Team by remaining active in conducting mentoring duties as part of the normal ATC rating progression of VATPAC members. Provide advice and training support to VATPAC members performing ATC in accordance with the VATPAC ATC Training Syllabus (Academy). Maintain an online and visible presence to the membership with a minimum of 10 hours per month logged on the VATSIM Network inclusive of a minimum of 5 hours actively engaged mentoring or assisting ATC students. Essential Criteria: Be a member of the Asia Pacific region of VATSIM for a period longer than 12 months. Be a member of good standing in VATSIM for more than two years at the time of application. Be rated on VATSIM to no less than Enroute Controller level (C1). Have good knowledge of the VATSIM Code of Conduct and Code of Regulations. Demonstrate an intimate knowledge of the VATPAC ATC Academy syllabus. Demonstrate a proven ability in the use of a VATSIM Approved Controller Client Software, including simulation and training features of such software. Be able to work well within a voluntary team organisation. Possess the ability to work with new members in a constructive and respectful manor. Desirable Criteria: Have experience in a training role involving mature study methods and learning styles. Be rated on VATSIM to a level of Senior Controller. Demonstrate a sound understanding of real life Air Traffic Services and an appreciation of how those services and regulations apply to online activities. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the concepts of competency based training and assessment. Members interested in being considered for the role should send your application, addressing the selection criteria listed above, via email to [email protected] If you have expressed interest before, I ask you to please send in your application again. APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31st JANUARY 2021 23:59 AEST.
  3. So effectively this just makes official what VATPAC has been doing since AFV was released?
  4. To the valuable members of VATSIM Australia Pacific, I wanted to take this opportunity to announce that Harrison Scott recently provided notification to the remaining Board members that he does not intend to continue in the role of VATPAC Director Operations effective immediately. This decision has been under consideration for a while although the recent departure of Callum from Director Division was a determining factor on the timing of this announcement. Speaking on behalf of the Board, I would like to recognise the efforts of both Callum and Harrison. Harrison has been nothing but professional in his execution of a role that is one of the more difficult roles in the division. Operations involves a lot of data, documentation and what could only be described as rather boring and unrewarding work, however he has managed to effectively lead his team in a time of major change within VATPAC and VATSIM. Thank you for a fine job Harrison and I (and I am sure the remainder of the VATPAC staff) wish you well for the future. Callum came on board as VATPAC1 just over 12 months ago and hit the ground running to move the Division forward and build on the development of his temporary predecessor. Through his tenure he has built a strong team and oversaw the implementation of major change including but not limited to Audio for VATSIM (something that many will be unaware involved considerable manual labour), the new and much more functional (so far) VATPAC Discord Server and laying the groundwork in bringing about an all new controller client for your region. Part of the reason for the somewhat deflated feeling within the senior staff team in recent days is brought on by the fact that Callum was in some resects the glue that kept us coming back to the table engaged and motivated to moving the division's policies forward to bring a more inclusive and active community together. Again, Thank you for your efforts and I hope to see you return to the VATPAC staff team soon, where I expect you have a lot more to contibute. Regards Greg Barber VATPAC Non-Executive Director
  5. Yeah stop being so bloody pleasant!
  6. Luke did very well, I didn't hear what he was dealing with, but it was apparent it was frustrating for him when he just wanted to provide the best service he could. I understand supervisors were involved however I don't know if any action was taken.
  7. Yeah great.... The green is SYD-1, Yellow USA-W and Singapore (next logical choice) is the one under SYD-1.
  8. Hi Daniel, I think that may be an incorrect link. All Airservices charts are available via VATPAC ATC Assist (available to everyone) or via the airservices website. Thanks for pointing out the error. Hope you enjoyed the event.
  9. Thanks for the report guys. Looks like the VATOCE Pilot Training program is going great guns. Well done to all involved!
  10. Greg Barber

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  11. Hi All, A problem has been identified in the AIRAC 1812 VATPAC Euroscope Installer Package. The package released on 9th November contained an incorrect sector file configuration in the package which may have caused errors when opening and switching between multiple ES views using the fast ASR keys. This problem has now been rectified and controllers experiencing this issue may download the new version from Apologies for any inconvenience.
  12. 1. INTRODUCTION This NOTAM is detailed in accordance with section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This is for the purpose of Oz Flight Sim Expo Fly In / Fly Out. 2. RESERVED POSITIONS SY_GND SY_TWR SY_APP SY-E_APP SY-D_APP SY_DEP SY-S_DEP BN-MDE_CTR ML-WOL_CTR 3. EFFECTIVE DATE & TIME The above positions with exceptions (see below) will be reserved for use between 2300z and 0500z Saturday 17th November 2018, then later reserved for use between 2300z and 0500z Sunday 18th November 2018. Exceptions include SY-E_APP, SY-D_APP which will Only be reserved for use between 2300z and 0500z Saturday 17th November 2018. SY_DEP, SY-S_DEP will Only be reserved for use between 2300z and 0500z Sunday 18th November 2018. 4. CONTACT Sam Hall – Events Coordinator [email protected] 5. NOTICE TO ATC Under section 4.1, controllers must not control these positions during the times indicated without prior approval of the listed contacts. 6. CANCELLATION This NOTAM Self Cancels at 0500z 18th November 2018.
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