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Section 3 : Agency Outcomes

This section explains how the resources identified in Section 2 will be used to deliver outputs and administered items to contribute to the one outcome for CASA.

3.1 Summary of outcomes, outputs and administered items

Figure 3.1 on the following page shows the relationship of CASA's outputs to the portfolio outcome, 'Fostering an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system', through CASA's vision 'Safe skies for all'. As articulated in its Corporate Plan, CASA's vision is achieved through working to a set of goals and objectives. For the purpose of the Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS), these goals and objectives are aggregated into four core outputs for CASA. These are:

Aviation Safety Standards: A safer aviation community achieved through development and application of quality safety standards.
Aviation Safety Compliance: Compliance with Australian aviation safety legislation is secured through effective education, surveillance and procedurally fair enforcement.
Aviation Safety Promotion: An informed and safety motivated aviation community is achieved.
Aviation Regulatory Services: Regulatory services provided in a timely and consistent manner, aligned with CASA's safety obligations.

Financial details for the outcome by outputs appear in Table 3.1 while non-financial information appears in Figure 3.2.

OUTPUT COST ATTRIBUTION

CASA has a fully integrated budget and costing framework. This cost attribution model has been consistently applied to obtain the cost of outputs.

The general methodology of determining direct costs and controllable expenses to outputs is based on the daily capture of staff time against approved business activities, which aggregate to CASA's four outputs. Accordingly, the direct costs of business activities are known and each business activity linked to an individual CASA output.

Overheads are attributed to CASA's outputs based upon the direct man-hours being consumed in the delivery of CASA's four outputs.

CHANGES TO OUTCOMES AND OUTPUTS

There have been no changes to the output structure from the 2004-05 PBS.

Figure 3.1: Outcomes and output groups and administered items

Figure 3.1: Outcomes and output groups and administered items

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3.2 Outcomes resourcing

OUTCOME 1 RESOURCING

Table 3.1 below details the total resources for CASA to contribute to the achievement of portfolio Outcome 1 in 2005-06, including revenue from government (appropriation), revenue from other sources, and the total price of outputs.

Table 3.1: Total resources for Outcome 1

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION FOR OUTCOME 1

CASA contributes to the portfolio outcome through a particular focus on Aviation Safety.

Contribution to the achievement of the portfolio outcome is assessed through the achievement of the outputs and performance measures determined for CASA as described in Figure 3.2. The figure provides information on the strategies and performance measures identified to deliver each of the four outputs for CASA.

Figure 3.2: Performance information for Outcome 1

Effectiveness - Overall Achievement of the Outcome - (measures, indicators and targets used as appropriate)
Aviation Safety
  • Enhanced level of safety in the aviation industry
    • Reducing trend in number of accidents per hours flown by industry sector
    • Reducing trend in number of incidents per hours flown by industry sector
  • Public confidence in aviation safety
  • Clear, concise and unambiguous national safety standards, internationally harmonised as appropriate
  • Compliance with Australian aviation safety legislation
  • Timely and consistent delivery of regulatory services
  • Address significant safety related trends and risk factors in the system of civil aviation safety
  • Enhanced perception of CASA`s effectiveness as a safety aviation regulator and educator
  • Focused utilisation of safety resources

Output Group

Output

Estimated Price 2005-06
$000

Aviation Safety Standards A safer aviation community achieved through development and application of quality safety standards 29,807
Aviation Safety Compliance Compliance with Australian aviation safety legislation is secured through effective education, surveillance and procedurally fair enforcement 56,385
Aviation Safety Promotion An informed and safety motivated aviation community is achieved 10,773
Aviation Regulatory Services Regulatory services provided in a timely and consistent manner, aligned with CASAs safety obligations 20,108
TOTAL 117,073
Strategic Objectives
Performance Measures
  • Simple to use, clear and concise aviation standards and rules based on risk to aviation safety
Quality
  • Reducing trend in average number of exemptions to Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASRs) over 10-year period

Quantity

  • Reducing trend in average number of amendments to CASR's
  • Identify and address the most significant safety related trends and risk factors in the system of civil aviation safety in Australia

Quality

  • Annual identification of safety risks by industry sector and their sources
  • Improve effectiveness of CASA's surveillance program in contributing to better safety outcomes

Quality

  • Introduce risk-based audits to Airline, General Aviation and maintenance organisations
  • Use CASA safety education programs to promote industry's responsibility for aviation safety

Quality

  • 80 per cent of course participants rate the courses as effective and have improved their understanding of their safety responsibilities

Quantity

  • CASA increases the number of industry participants attending safety education and promotion courses by five per cent, per annum
  • Address risk of uncontrolled flight into terrain in the General Aviation sector

Quality

  • Reducing trend in number of fatal accidents involving uncontrolled flight into terrain
  • Inform the public of the health of aviation safety in Australia

Quality

  • Public confidence in aviation safety
  • Ensure work practices are aligned with CASA's core values and behaviours as reflected in Minister's Charter Letter

Quality

  • Reducing trend of industry complaints about CASA's behaviours and consistency of regulatory decision making
  • Improve transparency and consistency of regulatory decisions

Quality

  • By June 2006, research and develop a decision-making tool that will assist delegates in applying legislation in a consistent manner
  • Improved enforcement regime

Quality

  • Consistency of application of informal enforcement actions

Quantity

  • Maintain a low number of enforcement decisions overturned by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • Ensure that risk based decision making is integral to CASA's operational and business strategies

Quality

  • By June 2006, have developed a model for operational groups to use to conduct risk based surveillance
  • Maintain Australia's international aviation safety reputation

Quality

  • Maintain Australia's status as an ICAO Member State of Chief Importance in Air Transport
  • Continue to develop bilateral agreements with target nations.
  • Engage Cooperatively with industry

Quantity

  • Survey of key industry representatives to benchmark CASA's standing with the industry
  • Increase overall efficiency by optimal use of CASA resources

Quality

  • By June 2008, long-term funding strategy implemented
  • By January 2006, cost recovery system implemented

Quantity

  • By January 2006, review all non-core business processes in CASA, with a view to implementing best practice
  • Continuous improvement in CASA services, processes, techniques, systems, knowledge and information management

Quantity

  • Eighty-five (85) per cent of General Aviation Operator Certificates, Certificates of Approval and Aerodrome Certificates issued within the agreed timeframes
  • Number of processes for entry to the aviation industry simplified
  • Achieve a high level of awareness of government aviation reform agenda, respond fully to government aviation policy directions

Quality

  • Minister's satisfaction with CASA's awareness of and responsiveness to government's aviation agenda
  • Create a work environment that attracts and develops motivated, capable and high-performing people

Quality

  • Improved staff satisfaction
  • Deliver enhanced level of organisational integrity, ethics, probity, governance and accountability

Quality

  • Deliver ethics and privacy awareness training
  • Align fraud control plan with internal audit plan
  • Deliver a new internal audit manual
  • Formal assessments by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts, the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee and annual reporting award bodies resulting in CASA's annual report being unchallenged

EVALUATIONS FOR OUTCOME 1

CASA has an established system of effective internal and external audits to regularly review particular activities relating to its outcome and outputs. Relevant results are discussed in the annual report.

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