Course Title: Technical Investigation And Reporting

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

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 : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Mohamed Shaiye


Phone: 03 99258035

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 Study, On-line research, working on assignments and watching crash investigation videos

Teaching Schedule

Session 1: Introduction to techinical investigations and reporting

Session 2: Introduction to technical investigation and reporting (cont)

Session 3: Scoping problems: 3 scenarios (case study)

Session 4: Investigate, analyse & validate processes and confirm problem

Session 5: Investigate, analyse & validate processes and confirm problem (cont)

Session 6: Investage, analyse & validate processes and confirm problem (cont)

Session 7: Corrective action (Videos)

Session 8: Develop and implement corrective action

Session 9: Accident investigation documentation

Session 10: Accident investigation documentation (cont)

Session 11: Role of Safety Management Systems

Session 12: Case studies (Video)

Session 13: Guest speaker

Session 14: Work on Group assignment

Session 15: Work on group assignment

Session 16: Group assignment presentation

Session 17: Class/Group Feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

1.  Michael J. Dreikorn, Aviation Industry Quality Systems: ISO 9000 and the Federal Aviation Regulations, ASQC Quality Press, Milwaukee, 1995

2.  Hopkins A, Safety, Culture and Risk: The Organisational Causes of Disasters, CCH Australia Ltd, 2005

3.  Reason J, Hobbs A, Managing Maintenance Error: A Practical Guide, Aldershot, England Burlington, 2003

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

Assignment inculdes:-

Group Assignment 50%

Group Assigment presentation 10%

Individual Journal 40%

Participants are required to complete two assessment tasks (pass both of them)

Assessment Matrix

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