Course Title: Aviation Industry Environment

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aviation Industry Environment

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


110P SEH Portfolio Office


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Varinder Sohi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0053

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Point Cook & City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: By Email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces students to the four distinct broad environments which include regulation, operational, economical and international issues. It is primarily focused the common carrier system of air transportation, that is, commercial air services offered to the public. The knowledge and skills developed through this course will support courses later in this program in relation to airline operations and airport operations, aircraft maintenance and other core courses.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes in the Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots)

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of underpinning theoretical aviation principles, and analyse information to complete a range of activities
  2. Demonstrate the cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to a broad understanding of the aviation industry, and to provide specialist advice and functions.
  3. Ability to apply a depth of knowledge in a range of industry practice fundamentals in contexts that are subject to change, and adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts.
  4. Demonstrate the application of skills and knowledge to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
  5. Problem identification, formulation and solution to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems
  6. Plan and execute activities to an appropriate professional standard
  7. Show initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in aviation practice; with communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
  8. Communication skills to make clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
  9. Understanding of and commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities
  10. Taking responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in collaboration with others within broad parameters.


As well as the following program learning outcomes in BP070PL, Bachelor of Science (Aviation)

Needs, context and systems: 

  • Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs, establish priorities and the goals, constraints and uncertainties of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.), using systems thinking, while recognising ethical implications of professional practice.

Problem-solving and design: 

  • Demonstrating information skills and research methods.

Coordination and communication: 

  • Communicate and coordinate proficiently by listening, speaking, reading and writing English for professional practice, working as an effective member or leader of diverse teams. 


This course develops and assesses the following capabilities:

Integrative Perspective is the developed broader perspective within the aviation industry, and external to it, and also to demonstrate ability to work with complex systems.
Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems.

Professional Practice recognises and applies aviation industry skills, attitudes and professional standards.
Understanding of social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities associated with the aviation industry, and the principles of sustainability

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Relate regulatory, operational, economic and international factors to the international airline industry environment, identifying factors of key importance to typical stakeholders.
  2. Recognise and interpret key needs shaping the domestic aviation industry environment,
  3. Analyse the impact of regulatory frameworks, at different levels (internationally and domestically) on various facets of the aviation industry.
  4. Communicate at a professional level with all facets of the aviation industry in the context of regulatory and legal frameworks.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning in this course will occur through lectures, tutorials and assignments. Learning and planning guide will be provided for self-directed study.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will consist of recommended references and class notes which may be accessed through "myRMIT". The set of references is deliberately broad, including books, journal publications, government reports, industry standards and handbooks, and web-based resources.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

 Assessment Task 1: Canvas based Multiple Choice Quizzes
Weighting towards final grade: 20%
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
CLOs 1-3
 Assessment Task 2: In-class Debate 
Weighting towards final grade: 5%
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
CLOs 2
 Assessment Task 3- Individual Assignment
Weighting towards final grade (%): 15%
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
CLOs 1 & 2
 Assessment Task 4- Group Assignment
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40%
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
CLO 3 & 4
 Assessment Task 5: Micro-Credential (Online U) 
Weighting towards final grade: 5%
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
CLOs - nil
Assessment 6- Final Test  
Weighting towards final grade (%): 15%
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
CLO 1-3