AD023 - Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots)

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Plan: AD023HA - Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots)
Campus: Hartwig Air

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

Your learning experiences in this program will contain a broad mix of study modes, including lectures, tutorials, practical exercises, weekly classes, online and off-line learning and hands on practice in relevant aircraft.

The program is conducted at the Hartwig Air’s facility in Parafield South in South Australia and later in the program on both the City Campus and at the RMIT Flight Training School located at Point Cook Airfield. In the second year of the program you will have an option to choose from three different sets of courses each valued at 48 credit points. Depending on which set of courses you choose you may have an opportunity to undertake a university elective, to be selected from a wide range of alternatives. Your decision about which set of courses to choose will have some impact on the location of your studies because all courses may not be available in both South Australia and Victoria. The decision may also affect the overall duration of your program.

Assessment in this program is designed to give you opportunities to demonstrate your capabilities and you will find that the forms of assessment used may be different for each course, depending on the course objectives and learning outcomes.

Your assessment in the program may include all or some of the following:

  • examinations: an individual form of assessment where you are asked to demonstrate problem solving and your ability to explain underpinning theories required of flying and the aviation industry;
  • assignments and projects: some will require you to demonstrate an ability to work alone, while some will involve group work requiring you to be part of a team with other students;
  • practical flying: where your practical skills will be assessed against specific criteria based on CASA recommended standards
  • assessed tutorials or presentations: a form of in-class test, which you will be required to complete either individually or as a team;
  • self-assessment and peer assessment: for assessment activities such as seminars you may be asked to assess your own work, the work of your group, or the work of other groups. This is part of equipping you to become more independent in your own learning and to develop your assessment skills.

The assessment you receive, with the exception of exams, will enable the teaching staff to provide you with feedback on your strong and weak points. This will enable you to improve performance in the future.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning  or assessment methods. You may contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and in addition
  • these interactions and the work context provide a distinctive source of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.

Specifically in this program, you will undertake courses that focus on work integrated learning (WIL), these are your individual AERO flying courses such :

AERO2592- Flying to Private Pilot Licence, 

AERO2594 - Flying to Instrument Rating, 

AERO2479 - Flying to Instructor Rating. 

You will be assessed on professional and vocational work in the flying training environment, including in the actual aircraft (during flight and on the ground) and in flight simulators, during which you will receive feedback from those involved in your industry.

 

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

All courses listed may not be available each semester.

 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses (84 credit points):

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Theory to Recreational Pilot Licence12AERO2466Point Cook Campus
AERO2589Hartwig Air
Flying to Recreational Pilot Licence12AERO2467Point Cook Campus
AERO2590Hartwig Air
Theory to Private Pilot Licence12AERO2469Point Cook Campus
AERO2591Hartwig Air
Flying to Private Pilot Licence12AERO2470Point Cook Campus
AERO2592Hartwig Air
Introduction to Commercial Pilots Licence12AERO2576Point Cook Campus
AERO2595Hartwig Air
Commercial Pilot Licence Theory12AERO2587Point Cook Campus
AERO2597Hartwig Air
Commercial Pilot Licence Flying12AERO2586Point Cook Campus
AERO2596Hartwig Air
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

{
Complete the following Five (5) Courses (total 60 credit points):

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Aircraft12AERO2465City Campus
Mathematics12MATH2222City Campus
Human Factors in Aviation12AERO2468City Campus
Aviation Industry Environment12AERO2471City Campus
Aviation Quality Systems12AERO2472City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Three Options (total 48 credit points). Option 1:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Theory to Instrument rating12AERO2477Point Cook Campus
AERO2593Hartwig Air
Flying to Instrument rating12AERO2478Point Cook Campus
AERO2594Hartwig Air
Air Transport Pilot Licence 1 & 224AERO2577Point Cook Campus
}
OR
{
Option 2:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Air Transport Pilot Licence 1 & 224AERO2577Point Cook Campus
Airport/Airline Operations12AERO2383City Campus
AERO2580Point Cook Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) 12 Credit Point Course from any:
University Elective
}
OR
{
Option 3:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Instructor Theory24AERO2578Point Cook Campus
Flying to Instructor rating12AERO2479Point Cook Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) 12 Credit Point Course from any:
University Elective
}
 

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