AVAT20007 - Advanced Aeronautical Practice 3

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Advanced Aeronautical Practice 3 will complete your flight training to meet the aeronautical experience requirements of the Commercial Pilot Licence. Your flight training will be conducted by an approved external flight training provider. This will provide you with 100 hours of Pilot In Command (PIC) flight experience. In this unit you will fly as Pilot in Command (PIC) on long distance flights visiting multiple aerodromes in primary controlled zones, regional centres and outback Australia. This capstone unit will give you the opportunity to synthesise and reflect on the theory, knowledge and skills you have acquired throughout your study. As Pilot in Command, you will be able to demonstrate leadership and accountability in a commercial aviation setting. After completing this unit you should have the aeronautical experience required to apply for the Commercial Pilot Licence. You will be required to attend residence school on the Cairns Campus 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

Prerequisite: AVAT20006 Advanced Aeronautical Practice 2

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 2 - 2024

Term 2 - 2024 Profile
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Term 3 - 2024 Profile
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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.

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was .00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a .00% 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: UC Observation
Ongoing Covid-19 related flight training delays.
Delays will be eliminated during 2022.
Action Taken
This could only be partially achieved due to prolonged bad weather periods which delayed flight training again in 2022. Delays will be caught up in the first months of 2023.
Source: UC observation
Good assessment standards.
Will be monitored over the next terms.
Action Taken
The standards remained high. The implementation of measure worked and still shows a positive outcome.
Source: U/C
Flight training delays due to prolonged periods of bad weather.
Delays will be caught up in the first half of the year 2023.
Action Taken
Source: U/C
Flight provider changes in Melbourne caused long delays in flight training.
Similar changes should be made with a longer transition period to avoid the absence of flight training for students for a prolonged period of time.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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