AVAT20001 - Aeronautical Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In Aeronautical Practice 1 you will receive basic general handling flight training in the training area and circuit area of the training aerodrome. The flight training will be delivered by an approved external flight training provider. This unit will require you to synthesise the theory you have learnt in earlier study with flight practice while engaging in 30 hours of aeronautical experience in a small general aviation aeroplane. You will practise flight manoeuvres which will consolidate your basic solo circuit and solo area flight skills. This will enable you to fly as pilot in command of an aircraft in both the circuit area and the training area of the training aerodrome. You will analyse and reflect on your flight training in order to develop your ability to identify areas of improvement. You will receive all of the aeronautical experience to be able to apply for your Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL). You will also develop communication and presentation skills to review your flight training. You will be required to attend residential school in order to satisfy part of the assessment.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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 - 2022

Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode

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 Postgraduate 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

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This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 12.5% response rate.

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: Student Evaluation
What are the best aspects of this unit: online resources and teaching; flying availability.
Ensure quality standard.
Action Taken
Source: UC observation
Communication strategy to enhance student on time enrolment into the CL17 course.
To enhance student enrolment into the CL17 course a communication strategy has been put in place and an additional Aviation Moodle page is being created to allow students to prepare all the necessary steps to enrol into CL17 on time.
Action Taken
Source: UC observation
Assessment and presentation instructions
All assignment instructions have been harmonised and improved to be in sync with all other CL17 flight units.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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