Course Title: Technical Investigation And Reporting

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: AERO5387

Course Title: Technical Investigation And Reporting

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Dr Bill Chau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4070

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Team Leader: Nihal Hana

Ph: +61 3 99254523


Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

PUBH5593 Occupational Health & Safety for Supervisors
BUSM6114 Managing and Developing Teams
MIET7266 Quality Improvements in the Workplace
LAW5133 Aerospace Industry Legislation
AERO5384 Introduction to Aerospace
AUTO5457 Trade Skills 2
AERO5383 Theory of Flight
ISYS7555 Computer Software Packages
COMM5104 Writing Technical Documents

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training in technical investigation and reporting for the aerospace industry.
This course provides the student with the skills to investigate, collect, analyse and validate data. Areas of this study include:
• Problem identification and scope
• Validation
• Data collection and analysis
• Corrective action development and implementation
• Procedures approval and implementation
• Investigation documentation compilation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH146 Technical Investigation and Reporting

Learning Outcomes

1. Conduct investigations to identify and scope problems.
2. Develop and apply appropriate validation procedures.
3. Develop and implement corrective action.
4. Compile investigative documentation.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is composed of the following learning activities to help students achive the desired learning outcomes:

  • Watching and analyzing accident video footage.
  • Discussing case studies.
  • Working as a group on investigation assignments.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1

1 Introduction to the subject:
• What is Investigation
• Conduct preliminary investigations to define the problem
• Establish objectives and priorities for the investigation
• Research information relevant to the problem

Week 2

2 • Investigate identified problem
• Collect and analyze data
• Select/develop validation processes
• Confirm problem using appropriate validation processes

Week 3

3 Accident Investigation case studies
Accident Videos

Week 4

4 Accident Investigation Documentation
Ensure documentation complies with organizational and legislative requirements Group Assignment is given

Week 5

5 Work on Assignment

Week 6

6 Comply with industry reporting requirements including:
technical details
identified hazards
reporting deadlines
relationship to other forms of investigation and enquiry
airworthiness requirements

Week 7

7 Work on Assignment

Week 8

8 Consider airworthiness and long term reliability issues
• Consider factors which influence repair or replacement options
• Consider economies of operating level, deeper maintenance and outsourcing
• Comply with industry and enterprise procedures Group Assignment is due

Week 9

9 Group Presentations
Journals are due

Week 10

10 Group Presentations

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks to aerospace standards.

Assessment Tasks

Participants are required to complete two assessment tasks (pass both of them). The first assessment task is an individual journal worth 40%. The second assessment task is a group assignment (plus a group presentation) worth 60%.

Assessment Item 1 (40%): Individual Journal

Assessment Item 2 (60%): Group Assignment

Assessment Matrix

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