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The Graduate Certificate of Aviation Management requires students to complete (and pass) two core Aviation courses and one further Aviation course and one management courses drawn from the MBA program. The Master of Aviation Management requires successful completion of the two core Aviation courses, either three or four further Aviation courses, and either two or three MBA courses, to a total of eight courses.
The two core Aviation Management courses are:
The four additional Aviation courses are:
- AVIA6130 - Advanced Human Factors
- AVIA6140 - Human Factors in Specialised Operations
- AVIA6150 - Aviation Safety Management Systems
- AVIA6160 - Aviation Training and Instruction
The aim of this course is to promote a detailed understanding and appreciation of human factors issues within aviation systems. This course is designed to encourage students to review basic human factors principles, which some may have touched upon in study for the ATPL Human Performance and Limitations examination or in other professional training. This course explores these topics in more depth and also addresses research into more advanced topics such as the implications of cockpit automation and ergonomics in cockpit and display design and flight management. The theoretical bases for system safety analysis, its application in accident prevention and investigation, and implications for aviation management will also be discussed.
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Crew Resource Management addresses the problems of human error and error capture, and the management of threats in the aviation environment by the application of principles of social psychology and management. CRM was initially directed towards flight and cabin crew, but increasingly other sectors of the aviation industry have introduced similarly styled training. In this course, students examine a comprehensive range of key concepts that form the basis of such courses. In addition they will cover aspects of the development, implementation, evaluation, and regulation of CRM courses in the aviation industry.
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Advanced Human Factors in Aviation aims to promote an understanding of research and research methods in aviation human factors. Students will learn about critical thinking and scientific method and will gain an understanding of the development and execution of research projects. The course requires critique of a number of recent, applied papers in the aviation human factors domain and participation in on-line discussion groups about relevant issues for research.
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Human Factors in Specialised Operations is intended to facilitate students' understanding of the contribution of human factors in various specialisations within the aviation industry. This course builds on the foundation of earlier courses for the development of students' skills and knowledge in specific areas of human factors. Specific course core skills are critical knowledge of advanced human factors topics and their application to aviation in a variety of specialisations, such as cabin safety, maintenance activities, air traffic control and accident investigation. The student is expected to develop an advanced understanding of human factors in their own areas of aviation specialisation or place of work. Thus pilots are expected to examine an area of flight deck human factors in more depth, Air Traffic Controllers are expected to examine ATC human factors in more depth, maintenance engineers examine human factors in their area, and so on.
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Safety management systems are mandated by CASA under the Civil Air Safety Regulation 172.145, in order to comply with ICAO requirements, thus they are an integral part of aviation management. This course enables students to improve their knowledge of Aviation Safety Management Systems. The course encourages students to develop competency in establishing and maintaining integrated safety management systems in applied operations, in accordance with appropriate regulations and advisory publications. Students will identify appropriate sources of information and participate in discussion on relevant topics. The course integrates advanced knowledge of safety management systems with appreciation of human factors, in accordance with CASA Advisory Circular 119-165 Safety Management Training.
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This course provides students with a solid grounding in the principles and methods of instruction and assessment, including 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.
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