Course Title: Technical Investigation And Reporting

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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: Mark Burns
Contact details: City Campus, Building 57 level 5 Room 20
Telephone: +61 3 9925 4604

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.

Teaching Schedule

NB: Sessions will be conducted as tutorials and cover unit topics as needed.

Topics list

Session 1: Introduction to technical 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: Investigate, 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 & 4: Work on Group assignment
Session 15: Work on group assignment
Session 16: Group assignment

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 1: Group Assignment 60%
Assignment 2: Individual assignment 40%

Assessment Matrix

Assignment 1: Learning Outcomes 1-4
Assignment 2: Learning Outcomes 1-4

Other Information

Please note:  the weekly sessions will b adapted to meet the class needs and availability of resources.

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Late submission:
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