CQUniversity Unit Profile
AVAT11010 Aviation Safety Fundamentals
Aviation Safety Fundamentals
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General Information

Overview

This unit will provide you with a broad understanding of the application of safety processes within the aviation industry. You will learn basic concepts of system safety as they developed alongside the aviation industry. You will also learn about standards and practices for safety management with reference to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and CASA. You will recognize a systematic approach that is established using four main components including Safety Policy, Safety Assurance, Safety Risk Management, and Safety Promotion to manage safety and how human factors are related within the four components of safety. You will also develop a solid understanding of safety culture and its associated subcultures.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2023

Cairns
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 30%
2. Case Study
Weighting: 30%
3. Online Test
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from SUTE

Feedback

Increased feedback on assessments.

Recommendation

Should provide more opportunities for assessment review.

Feedback from Results

Feedback

Improve student pass rate.

Recommendation

Should add intervention strategies for students at risk of failing.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the aviation industry organizational accident assessment process, including basic concepts of hazards, risks and losses.
  2. Justify the development of contemporary safety management systems.
  3. Explore applications of safety management used in aviation organizations.
  4. Justify the importance of safety culture and sub-cultures to aviation safety management

N/A

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 30%
2 - Case Study - 30%
3 - Online Test - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
William Pickering Unit Coordinator
w.pickering@cqu.edu.au
Steve Leib Unit Coordinator
s.leib@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Nov 2023

Module/Topic

UNIT INTRODUCTION, INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL ACCIDENTS, NATURE AND VARIETY OF DEFENCES

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Nov 2023

Module/Topic

SWISS CHEESE CONTINUED

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Nov 2023

Module/Topic

THE HUMAN CONTRIBUTION 1

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Nov 2023

Module/Topic

PRESENTATIONS

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

SWISS CHEESE MODEL CASE STUDY Due: Week 4 Monday (27 Nov 2023) 11:45 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 04 Dec 2023

Module/Topic

VACATION WEEK

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 11 Dec 2023

Module/Topic

THE HUMAN CONTRIBUTION 2

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 18 Dec 2023

Module/Topic

ERROR MANAGEMENT

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 25 Dec 2023

Module/Topic

VACATION WEEK

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 01 Jan 2024

Module/Topic

MISSION SUCCESS AND SAFETY CULTURE PART 1

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 08 Jan 2024

Module/Topic

SAFETY CULTURE CONTINUED

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 15 Jan 2024

Module/Topic

SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 1

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 22 Jan 2024

Module/Topic

SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 2

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 29 Jan 2024

Module/Topic

SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 3

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Feb 2024

Module/Topic

SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 4

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Feb 2024

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

ONLINE TEST Due: Exam Week Friday (16 Feb 2024) 5:00 pm AEST
Term Specific Information

The use of AI to generate responses to assessments is strictly prohibited in this unit.  Any submitted assignment that includes any AI-generated text will receive a zero and an academic integrity report.

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
QUIZZES

Task Description

There are 3 quizzes throughout this unit:

  • Quiz 1 at the end of Week 2, covering basic safety concepts and SCM
  • Quiz 2 at the end of Week 5, covering human contribution to accidents and performance concepts
  • Quiz 3 at the end of Week 8, covering safety culture and safety subcultures

You have 30 minutes to complete each quiz, and only one attempt is permitted. Quizzes will open on Monday evenings in the week they are due and must be submitted by Friday at 5PM via the relevant portal in Moodle.  Pending the timetabling of the unit, an alternative open/close time for the quizzes may be determined and will be communicated to all students in writing.


Number of Quizzes


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

TBA


Return Date to Students

TBA


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

No Assessment Criteria


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit through Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the aviation industry organizational accident assessment process, including basic concepts of hazards, risks and losses.
  • Justify the development of contemporary safety management systems.
  • Explore applications of safety management used in aviation organizations.

2 Case Study

Assessment Title
SWISS CHEESE MODEL CASE STUDY

Task Description

You will choose an airline or airport accident to research, and prepare a 5-10 minute presentation on a Swiss Cheese Model application of the accident for the class on Zoom during Week 4.


Assessment Due Date

Week 4 Monday (27 Nov 2023) 11:45 pm AEST

TBA


Return Date to Students

TBA


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

No Assessment Criteria


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
Presenting during the class

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the aviation industry organizational accident assessment process, including basic concepts of hazards, risks and losses.
  • Justify the development of contemporary safety management systems.
  • Explore applications of safety management used in aviation organizations.
  • Justify the importance of safety culture and sub-cultures to aviation safety management

3 Online Test

Assessment Title
ONLINE TEST

Task Description

This test will be due during exam week. It will only cover Safety Management Systems and Safety Culture concepts as discussed in Weeks 7-12.

You have up to 2 hours to complete the test, and only one attempt is permitted. The test will open on Monday evening in exam week and must be submitted by Friday at 5PM via the relevant portal on Moodle.


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Friday (16 Feb 2024) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

TBA


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

No Assessment Criteria


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit through Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the aviation industry organizational accident assessment process, including basic concepts of hazards, risks and losses.
  • Justify the development of contemporary safety management systems.
  • Justify the importance of safety culture and sub-cultures to aviation safety management

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?