Aviation Training and Instruction

Course code AVIA6160Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

This course provides students with a solid grounding in the principles and methods of instruction, assessment and course development and evaluation as specifically applied in aviation environments. It provides a forum for discussion of relevant issues in aviation training applications.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the end of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate sound knowledge of theories and principles of training and instruction in applied aviation settings
2. Demonstrate sound instructional technique
3. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of course development and evaluation for the aviation industry.
4. Demonstrate the ability to collect and collate information and prepare an appropriate discussion paper
5. Identify and locate information relevant to the topic areas
6. Participate in electronic communication
7. Demonstrate ability to communicate ideas in written form
8. Demonstrate ability to manage time effectively to complete tasks
ContentThis course develops an understanding of the underpinning theoretical knowledge required for effective aviation training and instruction in a contemporary context. This includes development of communication skills, guided discussion, questioning techniques and exploration of the instructors various roles, as one-on-one tutor, model for skill development, session facilitator, assessor and mentor within the aviation environment. Students will be able to synthesise knowledge gained and apply it in the aviation ground and flight training workplace. Students will also learn about the development and evaluation of aviation related training courses.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeIt is expected that most students will have an ATPL, LAME or ATS licence, and/or aviation related experience.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay submitted via Blackboard
Group/tutorial participation and contributionWritten response to specified questions and discussion of others responses via Blackboard
JournalReflective journal integrating course material with workplace experience.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Forums: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AVIA6160