Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

Australian Government outcomes are the intended results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Australian Government on the Australian community. Commonwealth programs are the primary vehicle by which government entities achieve the intended results of their outcome statements. Entities are required to identify the programs which contribute to Australian Government outcomes over the Budget and forward years.

Each outcome is described below together with its related programs. The following provides detailed information on expenses for each outcome and program, further broken down by funding source.

Note:

Performance reporting requirements in the PB Statements are part of the enhanced Commonwealth performance framework established by the PGPA Act. It is anticipated that the performance criteria described in PB Statements will be read with broader information provided in an entity's corporate plans and annual performance statements—included in Annual Reports—to provide an entity's complete performance story.

Corporate plans for CASA can be found at: www.casa.gov.au/publications-and-resources/publication/corporate-plan-2016-17-2020-21.

The most recent annual performance statement can be found at: www.casa.gov.au/publications-and-resources/publication/annual-report-2017-2018.

2.1 Budgeted expenses and performance for Outcome 1

Outcome 1: Maximise aviation safety through a regulatory regime, detailed technical material on safety standards, comprehensive aviation industry oversight, risk analysis, industry consultation, education and training.

Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

This table below shows how much CASA intends to spend (on an accrual basis) on achieving the outcome, broken down by program, as well as by departmental funding sources.

Table 2.1: Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

Table 2.2: Performance criteria for Outcome 1

Table 2.2 below details the performance criteria for each program associated with Outcome 1. It also summarises how each program is delivered and where 2019–20 Budget measures have created new programs or materially changed existing programs.

Outcome 1 Maximise aviation safety through a regulatory regime, detailed technical material on safety standards, comprehensive aviation industry oversight, risk analysis, industry consultation, education and training.
Program 1.1
The following three objectives represent the regulatory services produced by the program in delivering its outcome.
  1. Maintain and enhance a fair, effective and efficient aviation safety regulation system

    CASA will focus its efforts on maintaining, enhancing and promoting aviation safety, as set out in the Civil Aviation Act 1988and in accordance with all Government directions. CASA's work will centre on monitoring compliance, continuing the Regulatory Implementation Program, continuing to reform the Australian administered airspace and continuing effective enforcement to secure compliance with safety standards.
  2. Collaborative engagement with the aviation industry and wider community to promote and support aviation safety.

    CASA maintains a constructive working relationship with other Australian Government agencies and promotes effective collaboration through consultation and communication with the wider aviation community. CASA engages in a clear, open and transparent manner with the aviation industry through its consultative forums, feedback channels, educational efforts and promotional campaigns, to continuously improve the regulatory framework and be a partner in supporting and promoting a positive aviation safety culture.
  3. Continuous improvement of organisational performance

    CASA closely monitors its organisational performance and seeks to continually improve its operational activities, regulatory services and other support functions. CASA is adopting a comprehensive quality management approach to drive continuous improvement across all facets of the organisation.
Purposes CASA is Australia's aviation safety regulator and is a corporate Commonwealth entity under the PGPA Act 2013 and was established on 6 July 1995 under the Civil Aviation Act 1988 (the Act). The main objective of the Act is to establish a regulatory framework to maintain, enhance and promote civil aviation safety, with an emphasis on preventing aviation accidents and incidents.

In exercising its powers and performing its functions, CASA is required to regard the safety of air navigation as the most important consideration.

CASA's key role is to conduct the safety regulation of civil air operations in Australian territory and the operation of Australian aircraft outside Australian territory. CASA is also responsible for ensuring that Australian-administered airspace is administered and used safely.

CASA, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, Airservices Australia and the Department of Defence constitute Australia's aviation safety framework, each with separate and distinct functions, but working together as an integrated system.

In keeping with CASA's fundamental obligations, efforts are maintained and promoted at all times to ensure our decision-making and actions are lawful, fair, reasonable and consistent, and in all cases contribute to optimal safety outcomes, while not unnecessarily impeding the efficient operation of entities that we regulate.
Delivery CASA has a range of key performance areas through which it will deliver its outcome. The detailed initiatives to measure success against these performance areas are outlined in full in the CASA Corporate Plan.
Current performance information
Year Performance criteria Targets Estimated achievement
2018–19 Number of accidents per hours flown by industry sector Reducing trend (a) Reducing trend (a)
Number of incidents per hours flown by industry sector Reducing trend (a) Reducing trend (a)
Clear, open and transparent engagement with the industry to support the continuous improvement of an efficient and effective aviation safety regulatory framework Improved stakeholder engagement with the industry Improved stakeholder engagement with the industry
Forward looking performance information
Year Performance criteria Targets
2019–20 and beyond Number of accidents per hours flown by industry sector Reducing trend
Number of incidents per hours flown by industry sector Reducing trend
CASA maintains the Effective Implementation (EI) Score determined by ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP) Maintain or improve EI score
Regulatory implementation delivered in accordance with planned and reviewed targets Regulatory development 80% achieved against planned targets
Surveillance determined through a national surveillance selection process and conducted to plan 80% surveillance achieved against planned targets for the period

Deliver a program of aviation safety education seminars to industry participants

95% of seminars delivered against annual plan with satisfaction rate for effectiveness of 80%
Clear, open and transparent engagement with the industry to support the continuous improvement of an efficient and effective aviation safety regulatory framework 100% of significant regulatory changes publicly consulted and outcomes informed by industry feedback

Improved stakeholder satisfaction survey scores (6.2 in 2018)

Improved engagement and participation in CASA's online, social media and traditional media channels (increased reach, website page-views, follows and subscribers)
Regulatory service applications are decided within published service delivery timeframes 80% processed within published timeframes
Regulatory service activities not currently subject to a published service delivery timeframe Catalogue of service delivery timeframes completed in 2019–20
Material changes to Program 1.1 resulting from the following measures:
  • There are no new measures with a material impact on the performance information for Program 1.1

Note:

  1. This key performance indicator relies on the availability of data which is not published by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) until after 30 June each year.

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