Note 1: VATPAC and VATNZ have a standing agreement that controllers from either division may operate any position commensurate with their ranking within the airspace of both divisions. This agreement does not extend to visitors from outside the Oceania Region.
Note 2: VATPAC trains controllers from an S2 level. As such, for a visiting controller to receive approval, they must be S2 or above.
In order to obtain Visiting Controller status with VATPAC, you are required to complete the appropriate VATPAC Moodle theoretical quiz, as well as an online practical competency check - similar to the requirements for a local rating upgrade. Members who completed their training locally but have since transferred out of VATPAC may have this requirement waived at the discretion of the Director ATC Training & Standards or his/her delegate.
You will only have to complete the highest relevant quiz to your rating, and you will be limited to controlling positions up to and including that rating. You should enrol yourself in the relevant ATC Academy course as soon as possible. Our applicable local procedures are available within the Moodle documentation, which can be accessed through the training website. Please also note there may be some differences in phraseology and local procedures. Feel free to enrol in multiple courses, as some of the material in lower-rating courses may be relevant, and are assumed knowledge for the higher courses. Other useful materials are MATS (Manual of Air Traffic Services), as well as the local instructions (which provide aerodrome specific procedures and information) - these are available from the controller documents area of the website.
Once you have completed detailed self-study of the Moodle theory content, you may attempt the theory exam.
Access to the exam can be obtained by logging into the VATPAC Training Management System and submitting a training request for Visiting Controller. Once you meet the requirements and have completed sufficient self study of the material you will be granted access to the exam.
Upon successful completion of the exam please return to the VATPAC TMS and submit any answers to incorrect questions.
You will then be placed in the queue for the practical competency check with a VATPAC ATC Training Team member.
Approved Visiting Controller List
VATPAC and VATNZ have a standing agreement that controllers from either division may operate any position commensurate with their ranking within the airspace of both divisions. This agreement does not extend to visitors from outside the Oceania Region, VATPAC visiting controllers wishing to also control in NZ should apply for visiting controller status with VATNZ.