AD023 - Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots)

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Plan: AD023 - Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots)
Campus: Point Cook Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots)
Award abbreviation: AssocDegAvn(ProfPil)
Total credit points: 192
Career: UGRD
Duration: 2 years full time
Location: Point Cook and City Campus
Owning school: SEH Portfolio Office (110P)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 031505
CRICOS code: 077041K

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Purpose of the Program

This program is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that will enhance your value in the Aviation Industry environment and will also prepare you to undertake the CASA Commercial Pilot Licence Theory & Flight tests. In addition to your Commercial Pilot Licence training, you may elect to undertake courses in either Instrument or Instructor Ratings.

The Associate Degree in Aviation provides a tertiary award in conjunction with a structured aviation training program. This program meets the requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority through the provision of theory and practical training. The program contains relevant and appropriate courses encompassing cognitive, technical and communication skills. 

The program design and associated capability development has been endorsed by a range of Aviation industry experts, consisting of senior pilots and operations personnel from Australia's major airlines and aerospace organisations.

This program offers capstone project based learning via training  to gain higher level CASA pilot licences either at Instrument or Flight Instructor Rating levels. These licences focus on  Australian aviation requirements, where you are able apply your critical thinking, judgment, problem-solving skills, and industry legislative knowledge as a capstone goal.

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Articulation and pathways

If you have completed AD023, Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots), you will be guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) program plan BP070PL. For more information, see the program guide for BP070PL. 

Students who complete the first year of this program may choose to exit the program with the Diploma of Flying (Private Pilot Licence).

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.  

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page (unresolved).

Prerequisites

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 — a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in any other English; and a study score of at least 20 in Mathematics (any).

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.0, with no band below 5.5; or equivalent.   

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

Program Selection:

Please contact the Flying School for additional selection information and appointment times.

ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

Medical requirement: successful applicants must obtain a Statutory Class 1 Medical Clearance prior to course commencement.

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External accreditation and industry links

The Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilot) program conducted by RMIT University Flight Training meets all the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requirements. You will be prepared to undertake tests for relevant CASA flying licences as well as the relevant CASA theory exams. RMIT will facilitate the relevant CASA flight tests and the associated cost of the first attempt for each flight test is incorporated in the course fee. It is preferable that you sit the CASA tests during the program. All flying activities are conducted under RMIT University's CASA approved Air Operator Certificate (AOC).

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT  or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

For text and reference books, and journals relevant to Aviation refer to http://rmit.libguides.com/

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

 Online learning tools and content

 You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMITwww.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

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