Course Title: Mathematics and Aircraft General Knowledge

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4016 Certificate IV in Air Transport (Commercial Pilot)

Course Title: Mathematics and Aircraft General Knowledge

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 24

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Course Contact: Jennifer Taberner

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9394 9999

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Course Description

To provide the learner with elementary mathematical skills to meet the aeronautical knowledge objectives of the March 1996 Day VFR syllabus and to provide an understanding of basic aircraft terminology, powerplants and systems, carburettor ice and flight instruments.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

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VBF905 Mathematics and Aircraft General Knowledge


1. Solve basic arithmetic, conversion and trigonometry problems.

2. Recall definitions of selected terminology and make basic conversion calculations.

3. State the basic operation of an aircraft piston engine and its ancillary components.

4. State the characteristics of fuels and oils and the precautions required when handling.

5. Recall the procedures for engine handling.

6. State the procedures for handling selected aircraft malfunctions.

7. State the operation and purpose of the carburettor heat control.

8. State the operation of the aircraft's flight instruments.

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.