CG08 - Diploma of Aviation Theory

Overview

Course Overview

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.

Career Information

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.

Course Details
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

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Distance - 852875
  • QLD - Bundaberg - 812871
  • VIC - Distance - 1700110271 
  • NSW - Distance - 160271
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • BDG - 075044A
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2017

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 1 - 2015

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 2 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 1 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2017

Bundaberg

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg

Term 2 - 2016

Bundaberg

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg

Term 2 - 2015

Bundaberg

Term 1 - 2015

Bundaberg

Term 2 - 2014

Bundaberg

Term 1 - 2014

Bundaberg
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Prerequisites: English (4, SA), Maths A

International students

International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation not applicable
Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 8
2017 20
2016 16
2015 14
2014 14
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Acquire the Foundation of Readiness skills to take and pass the CASA CPL Examination
  • 2. Demonstrate basic aeronautical knowledge
  • 3. Interpret Meteorology and Navigation information and implement it in the planning and operation of an aircraft
  • 4. Describe Aircraft General Knowledge and Aerodynamics and implement this knowledge in theory and application
  • 5. Comprehend Human Performance and Limitations in flight and Aircraft Operation, Performance, and Planning in the operation of aircraft
  • 6. Recognise Command Instrument Rating
  • 7. Analyse problems critically and design appropriate solutions
  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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.