Course Title: Technical Investigation And Reporting

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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 : Elke Ferraro

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4070

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Team Leader and Teacher: Nihal Hana



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

case studies, on line research, working on assignments and watching crash investigation videos.

Teaching Schedule

Session NO.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

Session NO.2

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

Session NO.3

Accident Investigation case studies
Accident Videos

Session NO.4

Accident Investigation Documentation
Ensure documentation complies with organizational and legislative requirements

Session NO.5

Work on Assignment

Session NO.6

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

Session NO.7.

 Work on Assignment

Session NO.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

Sessions NO 9 and 10.

Group Presentations 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment includes:
Group Assignment 50%
Group Presentation 10%
Individual Journal 40%

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 Matrix

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