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
Program transition plan

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. The academic courses; Introduction to Aircraft, Mathematics, Human Factors in Aviation, Aviation Industry Environment and Aviation Quality Systems will be offered in blended delivery mode at Hartwig.

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 :

  • AERO2590 - Flying to Recreational Pilot Licence
  • AERO2592- Flying to Private Pilot Licence
  • AERO2596 –  Commercial Pilot Licence Flying

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 the CASA approved test testing officer of the flying competence of the student to RPL,PPL and CPL standard as specified by CASA in accordance with the CASA Manual of Standards.

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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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Semester One

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

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
Introduction to Aircraft12AERO2465City Campus
AERO2602Hartwig Air
Mathematics12MATH2222City Campus
MATH2389Hartwig Air
 
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Semester Two

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Theory to Private Pilot Licence12AERO2469Point Cook Campus
AERO2591Hartwig Air
Flying to Private Pilot Licence12AERO2470Point Cook Campus
AERO2592Hartwig Air
Human Factors in Aviation12AERO2468City Campus
AERO2601Hartwig Air
Introduction to Commercial Pilots Licence12AERO2576Point Cook Campus
AERO2595Hartwig Air
 
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Semester Three

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Commercial Pilot Licence Theory12AERO2587Point Cook Campus
AERO2597Hartwig Air
Commercial Pilot Licence Flying12AERO2586Point Cook Campus
AERO2596Hartwig Air
Aviation Industry Environment12AERO2471City Campus
AERO2599Hartwig Air
Aviation Quality Systems12AERO2472City Campus
AERO2600Hartwig Air
 
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Semester Four

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

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
AERO2603Hartwig Air
 

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Program transition plan

As noted, minor amendments have been made to the AD023HA program plan structure for students studying the Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) via Hartwig Air in South Australia, to match the AD023A program plan as delivered at Point Cook and the Melbourne (City) campus in Victoria. The revised AD023HA program structure sees a re-sequencing of course offerings that allows for one CASA licence level per semester:

Recreational Pilot Licence(RPL) to be offered in Semester 1
Private Pilot Licence(PPL) to be offered in Semester 2
Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) to be offered in Semester 3

The AD023HA semester 1, 2 and 3 academic courses are now delivered online, which means that students studying via Hartwig in South Australia no longer need to attend RMIT’s City campus in Victoria, and some semester 4 option courses have been deleted from the program structure in accordance with the University’s Service Agreement with Hartwig Air.  These course changes will not impact any student who commenced in first semester 2018 or since, noting that:

Students who commenced in semester 1 2018 (1810) will be able to enrol into the CPL semester with minimal change.
Students who commenced in semester 2 2018 (1850) have already enrolled in line with the amended AD023HA program plan.
The amended AD023HA program plan will implemented from semester 1 2019 (1910) in blended delivery mode (a blend of face-to-face delivery in Adelaide and online delivery).
Semester dates will be in line with those that apply to other RMIT associate degree programs.

All of this information has been communicated fully to all active AD023HA students.

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