CQUniversity Unit Profile
AVAT13014 Aviation Safety Management Systems
Aviation Safety Management Systems
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Corrections

Unit Profile Correction added on 20-09-21

This amendment replaces the invigilated exam with an online test. There are no changes to the assessment weightings, minimum marks or learning outcomes.

The online test will be held at the same time and date as the previously scheduled exam in the exam timetable for T2/2021.

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 - 2021

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. Examination
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 Student Correspondence

Feedback

Overall well organised and structured unit.

Recommendation

This good practice will continue in 2021 with further enhancement in Moodle navigation.

Feedback from Unit Coordinator

Feedback

Student response rate is low.

Recommendation

Continuous engagement through the forum, giving students and opportunity to complete the survey in a class, email/forum reminders, attach a note with assessment feedback etc

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 - Examination - 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 - Examination - 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
Arno Mueckenhausen Unit Coordinator
a.mueckenhausen@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction

Chapter

Chapter 1 - Introduction to SMS

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Regulatory Framework - Safety

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Operational Risk Management

Chapter

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

The Human Element in SMS - Part 1

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

The Human Element in SMS - Part 2

Chapter

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Safety Management Systems - Part 1

Chapter

Chapters 1 and 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Safety Management Systems - Part 2

Chapter

Chapters 4, 5 and 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 30% Due: Week 7 Friday (3 Sept 2021) 11:00 pm AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

IATA Safety Auditing

Chapter

Chapter 11 Page 317

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Quality Management Systems Part 1

Chapter

Chapters 3 and 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Quality Management Systems Part 2 

Chapter

Chapters 3 and 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 30% Due: Week 10 Friday (24 Sept 2021) 11:00 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

SMS Implementation and Management

Chapter

Chapters 9 and 11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

SMS Review - Part 1

Chapter

Chapters 1-6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

SMS Review Part 2

Chapter

Chapters 7-11

Events and Submissions/Topic

 

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 30%

Task Description

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION
•This assignment is based on Learning Objective 3
•Research information on State Safety Programmes (SSP’s).
•The Chicago Convention includes the requirement for states to establish an SSP aimed to achieve an acceptable level of safety in
aviation operations. This has been incorporated into ICAO Annex 19 and Doc 9859 Safety Management Manual (SMM).
•Discuss SSP’s, including their weaknesses and strengths.
•Feel free to use a particular state as an example, but there needs to be some broad discussion on SSP’s generally as well.
Here is a link to Australia's Aviation State Safety Programme:
https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/aviation/safety/ssp/index.aspx


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Friday (3 Sept 2021) 11:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Monday (30 Aug 2021)


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment rubric will be discussed during tutorial in Week 2.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

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
WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 30%

Task Description

The assignment will be similar to the first assignment with modifications in selection and analysis of concepts, models and applications in aviation industry. 

The presentation part will be discussed during tutorial in Week 3.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Friday (24 Sept 2021) 11:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Monday (27 Sept 2021)


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment rubric will be discussed during tutorial in Week 2.


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


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

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
40%

Length
120 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only
Restricted
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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.

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