RMIT has continued its engagement with Indonesia through a seminar for key figures in the nation’s civil aviation industry.
REW Senior Regional Manager - Asia Pacific, Grant Taylor.
RMIT English Worldwide (REW) employees took part in a seminar conducted at the Ministry of Transportation in Jakarta recently.
Representatives from all major Indonesian air carriers, flight training schools and air traffic services providers visited the Ministry's historic downtown premises to listen to three presentations on key aviation topics.
The seminar introduced the RMIT English Language Test for Aviation (RELTA) as a language proficiency testing option now available to the Indonesian aviation industry.
This was made possible after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between RMIT and the Ministry in November 2013.
REW’s Senior Regional Manager - Asia Pacific, Grant Taylor, detailed the format of the RELTA test and explained the benefits of the relationship.
"Recognised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, RELTA is one of only three testing systems worldwide to comply with the ICAO’s strict safety guidelines," he said.
"RMIT English Worldwide is pleased to offer the RELTA test across the country, ensuring we play a key role in maintaining safety within the Indonesian aviation industry."
Captain Faber Sitorus, of the Ministry of Transportation, acted as seminar moderator, while Tatang Kurniady, Director of the National Transportation Safety Committee, highlighted the importance of language proficiency as a key safety issue, making reference to the Indonesian industry's past experience.
Rimma Juliana S, of the Air Transportation Human Resources Development Centre, spoke on the steps the centre has made to implement ICAO-compliant language training and testing to date.
It was agreed by both the panel and the audience that RELTA is a high-quality testing solution which will benefit the Indonesian industry in terms of playing an important role in safety compliance.
REW – a division of RMIT Training, a company wholly owned by RMIT University – offers testing and training programs for pilots and air traffic controllers worldwide.
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