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AVAT12012 Instrument Flight Rules and Procedures
Instrument Flight Rules and Procedures
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General Information


Instrument Flight Rules and Procedures will provide you with the knowledge of instrument flight rules and procedures that are required for the issue of the Command Instrument Rating (CIR). You will cover the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's Instrument Rating syllabus. You will study the operational knowledge required of a Command Instrument Rating and the meteorological conditions which categorise Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). You will also study small commercial aircraft Instrument Flight Rules flight planning including the use of space and ground-based instrument systems. You will also learn the principles of performance-based navigation including area navigation and required navigation performance.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: AVAT12009 Navigation (Commercial Pilot Licence), AVAT12008 Meteorology (Commercial Pilot Licence) and AVAT11006 Aviation Law

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 2 - 2022


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

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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 Student Feedback


The lectures and tutorials need to be on separate days if possible for students to have time to absorb the knowledge given in the lecture.


This request will be implemented subject to timetabling availability. If not possible, tutorials will be decelerated by a week and taken out of sync to allow enough study time for the lecture content.

Feedback from Student Feedback


The support and teaching quality is very good and the demonstrated knowledge in the subject by the lecturer is very high. Questions about the content and beyond are answered in a very timely manner. The offered quizzes throughout the term are a helpful study tool.


These practises will be continued.

Feedback from UC observation


Student attendance in lectures and tutorials was minimal during the term. Only 4 out of 37 students showed up regularly for lectures and tutorials. Given the complexity of the content, this has resulted in poor student outcomes.


The necessity of student attendance during lectures will be emphasised during the beginning of the term. Exercises will be added to further effectuate student collaborations with the necessity of student attendance for lectures and tutorials. Further, tutorials will not be recorded any more in order to increase student participation.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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