GC133 - Graduate Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance Management

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Plan: GC133 - Graduate Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance Management
Campus: City Campus


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: Graduate Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance Management
Award abbreviation: GradCertAirMaintMgt
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 semester full time or 2 semesters part time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 031503
CRICOS code: 061262F

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Purpose of the Program

As stated above the individuals who are expected to undertake this Program will be practitioners in the Aircraft Maintenance area who are about to or have been promoted to the supervisory or entry levels of management.

In order to upgrade your skills and knowledge this Program aims to:

  • develop current and future practitioners starting as maintenance engineers and advancing their careers to supervisory and management roles within the technical/functional area of the organisation ensuring the professionalised recognition of their role within the industry, and your value to the organisation.

  • satisfy the increasing process management and leadership requirements of the growing complexity of the aviation technology sector.

  • promote in you a consistent approach to the maintenance of appropriate levels of safety in the management of the interface between technical and human systems.
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Articulation and pathways

Given the nature of this proposed program, there is no academic articulation pathway into it.  However, this Program articulates into the Master of Aviation Industry Management as follows:

Destination ProgramOwning SchoolCredit from this program towards destination program Academic requirement for entryTerms of entry (guaranteed place, merit, etc)Date of agreement & expiry
MAIMSAMME42 SemestersAverage of CRMerit - based as per entry requirementsN/A

 If you require further details on these programs refer to the RMIT University Handbook [http://www.rmit.edu.au/handbook].

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

Since most applicants will be Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (LAMEs), you are not expected to have a first degree.  Your qualifications will consist of required certificates and diplomas in Aircraft Maintenance and CASA type ratings for the aircraft types that you are qualified to work on.
Mandatory Requirements:

  • Significant industry experience, including evidence of further professional development through in–house or CASA run training.
  • A personal statement indicating your reasons for undertaking such a program;
  • A letter of support from your employer indicating their support for the applicant’s personal development (this can include, but is not limited to, financial support – since many learning and assessment activities will be action research based on the employing organisation.) and their willingness to give you access to data and information required for the completion of your assessment tasks.

Those of you not meeting the above criteria will be considered on an individual basis after personal interview (face to face or electronically) with the Program Director.

For international students:  You are expected to have an IELTS English language test score of 6.5 or greater with no band less than 6.0.

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External accreditation and industry links

While this program will not involve any external accreditation, it is strongly linked to industry as it is as a consequence of industry approaches that this program is being developed. As is the case in many industry sectors, first line managers are appointed from amongst the ranks of the technical specialists without much in the way of management training.  This Program is a strategy to attain both the management training within this sector of the Aviation industry while simultaneously increasing the technical knowledge of these individuals, but from the management of processes, resources and staff perspectives.

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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, 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 (www.rmit.edu.au/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.

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 myRMIT Studies: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

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  • transition to tertiary study and learning
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You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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