Course Title: Aerospace Industry Legislation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: LAW5133

Course Title: Aerospace Industry Legislation

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Steven Bevan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4137

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Yadana Wai
Contact Details: Building 57 Level 5
Telephone: 9925 4461


Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

AERO5384 Introduction to Aerospace

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training to ensure that workplace processes comply with relevant aerospace industry legislation. This course provides an overview of the relevant legislation and documentation within the aerospace industry.
Participants may have supervisory responsibilities that vary from limited to significant.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH140 Aerospace Industry Legislation

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and source all relevant legislation and documentation.
2. Analyse the content and scope of all relevant legislation.
3. Analyse and monitor the responsibilities of the different users and issuers of policies.
4. Contribute to the development of relevant industry legislation.

Details of Learning Activities

  Lectures, pratical case studies and tutorials.

Teaching Schedule

Session 1: Introduction to the course. Identify legislation and its sources:

  • History of Legislation
  • Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR)
  • Civil Aviation Safety Orders (CASO)
  • Civil Aviation Advisory Publications (CAAP)

Session 2: Identify legislation and its sources:

  • Airworthiness Advisor Circulars (AAC)
  • Airworthiness Directives (AD)

Session: 3 The scope of:

  • CASR
  • CASO
  • CAAP
  • AAC 
  • AD

Session 4: The requirements of relevant:

  • CASR
  • CASO 
  • CAAP
  • AAC
  • AD

Session 5: The impact of the legislation on organizations

Session 6: The responsibilities of the different users and issuers of policies

  • Development, review or upgrade procedures to ensure application of relevant legislation.
  • Monitoring industry processes to ensure compliance with legislative requirements
  • Examples of non-conformance with legislative requirements.

Session 7: The responsibilities of the different users and issuers of policies

  • Preparation of information regarding legislative requirements, to meet the needs of users.
  • Development and implementation of corrective actions to ensure conformity with legislation

Session 8: The development of relevant industry legislation

  • The procedures for identifying amendments or corrections.
  • Documentation in accordance with procedures. 
  •  Identification of changes to workplace practices associated with new industry legislation.

Session 9:  Presentation

Session 10:  Presentation

(Session(s) may be added if required & order of sessions may vary)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

RMIT Aerospace Industry Legislation lectures
Civil Aviation Act
Civil Aviation Regulations (CASR 1998)
Civil Aviation Orders
Manual of Standards
Advisory Circulars (AC)
Airworthiness Advisory Circulars (AAC)
Civil Aviation Advisory Publications (CAAP)
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) publications

FAR Handbook for Aviation Maintenance Techinicians



Other Resources

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

Participants are required to complete Four assessment tasks.
Assignment One (30%)
Assignment Two (30%)
Presentation One (20%)
Presentation Two (20%)

Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskLearning Outcomes
Assignment One1 to 4
Assignment Two4
Presentation One1 to 4
Presentation Two4

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