The Diploma of Aviation Theory is a one and a half year course designed as a transition course for students seeking an entry pathway into the Bachelor of Aviation Technology. On successful completion of this course students are eligible for a credit transfer into the Bachelor of Aviation Technology should they choose to further their studies.
The course will enable you to develop a thorough understanding of both theories and practices in aviation technology and explore the associated ethical, legal and security issues in this field.
Throughout the course you will study units including aviation theory and cover topics such as aerodynamics, aircraft systems, air law, meteorology, navigation, pilot licences and ratings, air service operations, aerodromes, airspace classifications, air traffic control and flight service and handling emergencies. You will also develop sound knowledge in mapping techniques, aviation time, charts and publications, navigation computations, pilot navigation and radio navigation, the composition of the atmosphere, heat, temperature, pressure and humidity, atmospheric stability, clouds and precipitation and many other areas.
In addition to aviation administration you will study topics such as the aviation engine, turbo and supercharging, propeller systems, hydraulics, electrical and ignition, fuel and carburetion, flight instrumentation, lift and drag, aerial manoeuvres, stability and control, takeoff and landing, as well as flying techniques.
By studying a Diploma of Aviation Theory you have the opportunity to work for major airline organisations in both the public and private sectors such as Jabiru, Jetstar, APTA (Australia Pilot Training Academy), Australian Air Force and the Australasian Aviation Group in roles such as: Aviation analyst, flight operations manager, flight scheduler, logistics operations manager and rescue operations manager.
With additional flight training, you may also become qualified as a civilian or defence force pilot.
|Duration||1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||54|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Undergraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||DipAvnTheory|
|AQF Level||Level 5: Diploma|
Prerequisites: English (4, SA), Maths A
International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
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|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas within a field of work and learning|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements|
|4. SKILLS Have specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge|
|6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate application with depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within broad but generally well- defined parameters|