Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 3 - 2018.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion 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


This 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.

Assumed knowledge

It is expected that most students will have an ATPL, LAME or ATS licence, and/or aviation related experience.

Assessment items

Journal: Journal

Participation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.