AVAT11006 - Aviation Law

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Aviation Law will introduce you to the laws in Australia that pertain to the aviation industry. Laws relevant to a variety of flight operations are covered. You will read and interpret contracts and aviation documents as well as understand flight rules and emergency procedures. You will also learn about the laws, rules and procedures relevant to aerodromes, airspace and air services including emergency situations. Conduct in the aviation industry which would be considered negligence, breach of contract or a criminal offence will be discussed. Your knowledge of the international regulatory environment will be enhanced with a study of international aviation. The unit will also provide you with the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Commercial Pilot Licence Air Law syllabus.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: AVAT11002 Basic Aeronautical Knowledge and AVAT11003 Basic Aeronautical Practice

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Work 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%

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%).

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss law relevant to aviation staff and management
  2. Identify aviation industry conduct which would be considered negligence, breach of contract or a criminal offence
  3. Explain how the international civil aviation organisation regulates international flight safety
  4. Compare the various international conventions which affect the aviation industry such as the Warsaw and Montreal Conventions
  5. Discuss the specific air laws, rules and procedures that apply to pilots and flight crew.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
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1 - Group Work
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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1 - Group Work
2 - Written Assessment