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CG08 - Diploma of Aviation Theory

About Aviation

The Diploma of Aviation Theory is a one and a half year program designed as a transition program for students seeking an entry pathway into the Bachelor of Aviation Technology.  On successful completion of this program students are eligible for a credit transfer into the Bachelor of Aviation Technology should they choose to further their studies.    

The program will enable you to develop a thorough understanding of both theories and practices in aviation technology and explore the associated ethical, legal and security issues in this field.

Throughout the program you will study courses including aviation theory and cover topics such as aerodynamics, aircraft systems, air law, meteorology, navigation, pilot licences and ratings, air service operations, aerodromes, airspace classifications, air traffic control and flight service and handling emergencies. You will also develop sound knowledge in mapping techniques, aviation time, charts and publications, navigation computations, pilot navigation and radio navigation, the composition of the atmosphere, heat, temperature, pressure and humidity, atmospheric stability, clouds and precipitation and many other areas.

In addition to aviation administration you will study topics such as the aviation engine, turbo and supercharging, propeller systems, hydraulics, electrical and ignition, fuel and carburetion, flight instrumentation, lift and drag, aerial manoeuvres, stability and control, takeoff and landing, as well as flying techniques.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

By studying a Diploma of Aviation Theory you have the opportunity to work for major airline organisations in both the public and private sectors such as Jabiru, Jetstar, APTA (Australia Pilot Training Academy), Australian Air Force and the Australasian Aviation Group in roles such as: Aviation analyst, flight operations manager, flight scheduler, logistics operations manager and rescue operations manager.

With additional flight training, you may also become qualified as a civilian or defence force pilot.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - BDG; GDC; External
International - BDG; GDC
Courses/Units of Credit 5 courses/54 units of credit
Faculty Arts, Business, Informatics & Education
How to Apply

Domestic students - QTAC

QTAC Codes:  852875 Distance Education;  812871 Bundaberg; 892871

Gold Coast

International students direct to the University - ONLINE

Entry Requirements

Domestic students - Prerequisites: English (4, SA), Maths A;

International students - refer to the international student section

Professional Accreditation not applicable
Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal DAvnTheory 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 075044A - QLD

Program Aims

  

The Diploma of Aviation Theory is a one and a half year program designed as a transition program for students seeking an entry pathway into the Bachelor of Aviation Technology.  On successful completion of this program students are eligible for a credit transfer into the Bachelor of Aviation Technology should they choose to further their studies.    

The program will enable you to develop a thorough understanding of both theories and practices in aviation technology and explore the associated ethical, legal and security issues in this field.

Throughout the program you will study courses including aviation theory and cover topics such as aerodynamics, aircraft systems, air law, meteorology, navigation, pilot licences and ratings, air service operations, aerodromes, airspace classifications, air traffic control and flight service and handling emergencies. You will also develop sound knowledge in mapping techniques, aviation time, charts and publications, navigation computations, pilot navigation and radio navigation, the composition of the atmosphere, heat, temperature, pressure and humidity, atmospheric stability, clouds and precipitation and many other areas.

In addition to aviation administration you will study topics such as the aviation engine, turbo and supercharging, propeller systems, hydraulics, electrical and ignition, fuel and carburetion, flight instrumentation, lift and drag, aerial manoeuvres, stability and control, takeoff and landing, as well as flying techniques.

Program Structure

5 compulsory courses (54 units of credit)

Courses Offered

5 Compulsory Courses
Course Code Course Name
AVAT11001 Aviation Theory I
AVAT12002 Aviation Theory II
AVAT12003 Aviation Theory III
AVAT12004 Aviation Theory IV
AVAT13005 Aviation Theory V

Students should note that the grading system for the aviation theory courses are as follows:

  • Pass: 70-76
  • Credit: 77-84
  • Distinction: 85-91
  • High Distinction: 92-100

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