CQUniversity Unit Profile
AVAT13014 Aviation Safety Management Systems
Aviation Safety Management Systems
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General Information

Overview

In this unit you will gain an insight into aviation safety management systems. You will learn the skills to establish a safety management system tailored to an individual aviation operation considering organisational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures. You will also gain knowledge about the International Civil Aviation Organisation's mandate for member states to establish a State Safety Program and how each organisation within a state is required to establish a Safety Management System subject to the rules and regulations of that jurisdiction.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: AVAT13011 Aviation Human Factors (Air Transport 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 - 2020

Bundaberg
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. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Presentation
Weighting: 30%
3. Written Assessment
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 Students (Verbally)

Feedback

More emphasis on revision time, unit review and exam preparation.

Recommendation

A full tutorial was conducted during week 13. Many students appeared not to attend or view the tutorial. The lecturer will place more emphasis on the importance of this final tutorial.

Feedback from Lecturer

Feedback

Consolidation / Exam preparation

Recommendation

Develop some quizzes which will review and consolidate subject areas and act as exam preparation.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Analyse the elements of a safety management system in an aviation environment
  2. Evaluate organisational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures for the development of a safety management system
  3. Research information on state safety programs and safety management systems
  4. Critique a safety management system.

N/A. There is no external accreditation.

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 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Presentation - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Presentation - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%
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: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Justin Phillips Unit Coordinator
j.phillips@cqu.edu.au
Aruna Ranganathan Unit Coordinator
a.ranganathan@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction

Chapter

Chapter 1 - Introduction to SMS

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Regulatory Framework - Safety

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Operational Risk Management

Chapter

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

The Human Element in SMS - Part 1

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

The Human Element in SMS - Part 2

Chapter

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Safety Management Systems - Part 1

Chapter

Chapters 1 and 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Safety Management Systems - Part 2

Chapter

Chapters 4, 5 and 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Collaborative Written Assessment Due: Week 7 Friday (4 Sept 2020) 11:00 pm AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

IATA Safety Auditing

Chapter

Chapter 11 Page 317

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Quality Management Systems Part 1

Chapter

Chapters 3 and 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Quality Management Systems Part 2 

Chapter

Chapters 3 and 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Individual Presentation Assessment Due: Week 10 Friday (25 Sept 2020) 11:00 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

SMS Implementation and Management

Chapter

Chapters 9 and 11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

SMS Review - Part 1

Chapter

Chapters 1-6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

SMS Review Part 2

Chapter

Chapters 7-11

Events and Submissions/Topic

 

Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Final Exam Written Assessment Due: Exam Week Monday (19 Oct 2020) 12:00 am AEST
Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Collaborative Written Assessment

Task Description

Work in groups and submit a written assignment. Groups will be assigned in Week 1.

The assessment topic will be discussed during lectures and provided on Moodle. 


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Friday (4 Sept 2020) 11:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Friday (11 Sept 2020)


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

High distinction standard

* the answer is very well written and clearly expressed

* there is a demonstrated appreciation and understanding of the issues involved

* the answer is well structured and logically organised

* demonstrated mastery of referencing system

* there is evidence of a comprehensive analysis of the issues

* conclusions are backed by well-reasoned arguments demonstrating a detailed insight and analysis of issues

* comprehensive coverage of all relevant issues


Distinction standard

* the answer is well written and expressed

* the answer is structured and logical

* the issues have been reasonably well identified and appreciated

* there is correct use of referencing

* issues have been analysed

* there is a comprehensive coverage of the issues


Credit standard

*the answer is generally well written and expressed

* the answer is structured and sequential

* referencing is satisfactory

* issues are identified and addressed

* there has been an attempt to analyse some of the issues

* the coverage of issues is reasonably comprehensive often with a good treatment and analysis of particular points

* depth of treatment is often lacking in some of the issues.


Pass standard

* the answer is able to be followed and understood

* the answer could perhaps be better organised and structured

* the referencing may need improvement

* issues may need to be identified and addressed in more depth

* analysis when present may be incorrect

* sometimes the conclusions reached are simple

* there may be quantities of material of marginal relevance included in the answer.


Fail standard

* the answer may be significantly short of the required length

* the written expression is poor and difficult to understand

* the answer is poorly organised

* there has been a failure to identify and address the issues in the question

* referencing is generally inadequate

* the reasoning and application demonstrated is poor

* frequently there is much irrelevant material.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
Each member of the group should submit a collaborative submission via email.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate organisational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures for the development of a safety management system


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
  • Ethical practice

2 Presentation

Assessment Title
Individual Presentation Assessment

Task Description

Students will be required to research a topic and then present a 15 minute powerpoint show via video, outlining the outcomes discovered.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Friday (25 Sept 2020) 11:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (2 Oct 2020)


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Quality of the academic content

1. How well does the student know and understand the material?

2. How well has the student researched the topic?

3. How well has the student demonstrated self-reflection on the topic?

4. How well does the student answer questions?


Quality of the delivery

1. How well has the student organised the presentation (introduction, main body and discussion/conclusion)?

2. How well does the student pace the presentation? Are some parts rushed? Did they finish on time?


Quality of the communication

1. Was the student confident and fluent in the use of English

2. How well did the student engage the audience? Did they use appropriate body language and eye contact? Did they actively listen to observer’s questions?

3. Was the student easy to hear, did they speak clearly?


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
A recorded video file is to be submitted online. This should be a recording of the presentation on Zoom.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse the elements of a safety management system in an aviation environment
  • Evaluate organisational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures for the development of a safety management system
  • Research information on state safety programs and safety management systems
  • Critique a safety management system.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Final Exam Written Assessment

Task Description

This will be a two part written exam conducted online via Moodle.

Part A will include 15 multi-choice questions worth 1 mark each.

Part B will include 5 long answer questions (250 words max) worth 5 marks each.

More information on the format will be provided during lectures.


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Monday (19 Oct 2020) 12:00 am AEST

Exam date will be advised.


Return Date to Students

Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

Closed Book.



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Completed online and submitted via Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse the elements of a safety management system in an aviation environment
  • Research information on state safety programs and safety management systems
  • Critique a safety management system.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

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?