Course Title: Aviation Professional Experience

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aviation Professional Experience

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


UGRDFx2019 (All)


City Campus


172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face or Workplace

UGRDFx2020 (All)

Course Coordinator: Professor Cees Bil

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6176

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B251 F03 R064

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real workplace context and where feedback from industry is integral to your experience. 
You will participate in pre- and post-placement workshops at RMIT and write a logbook during your placement that will be reviewed by your RMIT supervisor. Pre-placement workshop will help develop your skills to find work and be successful in the workplace. Logbook will help you reflect on your success and challenges in the workplace, and learn from your experience. Post-placement workshop will help you reflect on your placement and identify evidence of your skills that will enhance your future job seeking.
It is your task to find your work placement position. This task helps you develop a critical career skill: to look for suitable roles and perform well in the application process.
You will work for at least 10 weeks full time (or 50 days in several blocks or approximately 370 hours part time) in industry, under the supervision of a qualified aviation practitioner, undertaking aviation work, to develop industry relevant skills, knowledge, and attributes.
Aviation Professional Experience is normally undertaken in the summer vacation between the penultimate and final year of study, but can be undertaken earlier.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

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:
Apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to develop components, systems and/ or processes to meet specified requirements, including innovative approaches to synthesise alternative solutions, concepts and procedures, while recognising ethical implications of professional practice.

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,

Self management:
Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal and team goals, with regular review of personal performance as a primary means of managing continuing professional development.

On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Acquire new knowledge and skills when necessary,
  2. Apply aviation knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to professional aviation work,
  3. Effectively communicate with professionals and other stakeholders across all modes: listen, speak, and write
  4. Conduct yourself in a professional and ethical manner.

Overview of Learning Activities

You are required to:

Perform work related to any aviation field, supervised by a qualified industry professional. You will undertake a pre- and post-placement workshops and reflect on your experiences through a dynamic logbook and an evaluation report.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources include:

  • Work Experience Guideline
  • Template for Final Evaluation Report
  • Template for Logbook

Overview of Assessment

The overall grade for this course is Pass PX or Fail NN grades only.
This course does not contribute to your GPA calculation.
There are no hurdle requirements in this course.

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1 Evaluation Report(s)
This assessment task supports all CLOs. Worth 40%

Assessment Task 2 Evidence of Employment
Provision of endorsed evidence of your professional experience.
This assessment task supports CLO4. Worth 10%

Assessment 3: Logbook
This assessment supports all CLOs 50%
A detailed guide is available to students about the three assessment tasks. A template is available for each assessment.

The Assessments are submitted through Canvas. Feedback is provided through the LMS.
Learning outcomes are equivalent across all locations (City, Singapore, Hong Kong) and the same assessments are completed in each campus. Mode of delivery is the same in each location, as remote fieldwork.
The assessable tasks for this course should not be submitted for accreditation in any other course/s at RMIT, and assessments for other courses should not be submitted for this course. For example, work undertaken as part of the RIIERP program will not be accredited for work experience in this course.

The assessment tasks are ungraded; only pass grade only (PX) or Fail (NN) grades are available for this online course. Assessments must be submitted before the due date to be eligible for a PX grade. For more information about grades, please visit the higher education grades page.

No prior or current work experience or employment can be utilised as credit for this course. That is, this course is intended to give students new experiences during their study.