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AVAT12005 - Aviation Flight Training

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course is the practical flying component that teaches students the basics of Recreational Flying through a Recreation Aviation Australia Flight School. Students will fly a small training aircraft and do all necessary actions and procedures to operate it safely. Students will fly approximately 20 hours learning to Aviate, Navigate, and Communicate while in a Recreational Aircraft under the supervision of an instructor and RA-AUS flight school. This course intends to give the aviation student an introduction to powered flight and the opportunity to match theory with application. A Pilot Certificate will not be awarded from this course although the 20 hours can be used towards the RA-AUS Pilot Certificate.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2013

Term 2 - 2017 Profile

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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 100%

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

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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.

Source: Have Your Say
Ron Bishop is, without a doubt, the best aspect of this course (followed closely by the actual course itself). When I needed additional support, guidance and assistance, Ron was very easy to contact, even outside of business hours. This is actually a big deal for a distance student, when it's quite easy to feel somewhat "separated" from the uni. Ron should be commended for his excellent communication with students.
Keep up the good work and keep improving.
Action Taken
Source: Have Your Say
I give this course an easy 10/10, both for what it provides to students of aviation and also for the support provided by Ron.
Keep up the good work and keep improving.
Action Taken
Source: Have Your Say
However, my initial difficulties were quickly resolved and I have to thank Ron Bishop for his advice and guidance, in this regard. Within a week, I was able to obtain the necessary paperwork and communication I required, to ensure my enrolment at a suitable flying school, and this is due to Ron's excellent assistance.
Keep up the communication processes and improve the method how students are informed.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Operate a Recreation Aviation Training aircraft in different phases of flight and pass the Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK) test.
  2. List emergency procedures, appropriate actions and equipment needed in the safe operation of a recreational aircraft.
  3. Use flight controls, effectors, and gauges required for the normal operation of an aircraft.
  4. Describe the different parts, systems and sub-systems of an aircraft that enable powered flight.
  5. Describe the different flight controls and their effects on an aircraft in flight.
  6. Apply theory and locate information to describe principles of powered flight.
  7. Plan for a day’s flight considering theory, knowledge, resources and environmental factors.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Practical Assessment