Overview

Become a professional pilot who also excels in the boardroom with a Bachelor of  Aviation / Bachelor of Business. Gain a commercial pilot license through CAE with Melbourne Flight Training and prepare to enter the industry supercharged with a variety of skills.

Is your course available for Midyear entry?

Starting midyear means getting your study goals under way before the year is over. Semester 2 begins Monday 29 July, 2024.

Your major

Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management major teaches how to manage an organisation's most valuable asset, its people, to drive innovation and high performance.

The curriculum covers core areas such as organisational behavior, performance management, diversity, and fostering an inclusive workplace, among others.

The major prepares students for various career opportunities in the field and is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Your industry experience

Bolster your CV with industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs. These are guaranteed as part of our bachelor degrees and can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects in organisations including Qantas and Melbourne Airport.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Professional piloting
  • Safety risk management
  • Human factors understanding
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Conflict management

Your career opportunities

  • Professional pilot
  • Aviation consultant
  • Aviation regulatory and safety services manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Human resource adviser
  • Human resource consultant

Key codes

VTAC Code (CSP)
3400234521
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Professional accreditations

Why Swinburne?

A leader in aviation education for more than more than 30 years

Top 5% of the world’s higher education business schools

Top 300 for Business and Economics

Times Higher Education World University Ranking by Subject 2023

#1 in Melbourne for student support

Qualifications

One of the following:

  • successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).

ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score

RC

2023 lowest rank to receive an offer [before adjustment pts.]

69.2

You’ll be guaranteed a place in this course if you meet or exceed the ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score, provided you meet the course prerequisites.

If your ATAR is below the guaranteed entry score, you can still be offered a place as your ATAR may be adjusted based on subject bonuses, equity schemes or other factors. Use the above ATAR as a guide on your eligibility, and see the course handbook page for more information on entry requirements. 

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Course prerequisites

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent 
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 20 in any Mathematics or equivalent

Other requirements

Prior to selection, all shortlisted candidates are required to complete a skills assessment test (SAT) facilitated by CAE Australia Flight Training at Moorabbin Airport.

It is a computer-based aptitude test consisting of psychometric testing, hand-eye coordination, motor skills, spatial awareness, ability to manage a dynamic environment, and personality type. SAT sessions will be held prior and during the selection round. A non-refundable fee is payable prior to taking the test.

Although not an entry requirement, students must also satisfy the statutory Class 1 medical requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority if undertaking practical flying training to commercial level. 

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Apply for a pathway course

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides credit (advanced standing) to the second.

Note: This information should be used as a guide for those who have completed a course and are seeking credit into another course. For those yet to commence their course, during the time taken to complete, this information may change. Credit available may vary depending on the major selected within any given degree. Progression to professional degrees may be subject to additional criteria or academic performance.

How credit points work

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Aviation / Bachelor of Business requires students to complete units of study to the value of 400 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

24
Core units
+
8
Major units
=
4-year bachelor degree

What your course could look like

These are some examples of the units currently in this course. Your sequence may vary depending on unit availability, prerequisite requirements and the semester in which you commenced your course.

Units of study Unit code
Core units
The Global Aviation System
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVA10001
Aviation Legal and Regulatory Framework
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVA10010
Aviation Project: Blue Sky Ideas
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVA10014
Airline Operations Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVA20022
Aviation Safety and Risk Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVA20023
Aviation Project: Managing Implementation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVA20024
Aviation Capstone 1: Project Planning
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVA30008
Aviation Capstone 2: Project Implementation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVA30009
Private Pilot Licence Theory
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVT10005
Commercial Pilot Licence Theory 1
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVT10006
Commercial Pilot Licence Theory 2
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVT20003
Advanced Aviation Analytics and Research Skills
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVA30005
Future Aviation Technologies and Operational Concepts
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVA30006
Air Transport Pilot Licence Theory 3
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVT30002
Air Transport Pilot Licence Theory 1
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVT30003
Air Transport Pilot Licence Theory 2
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
AVT30004
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Financial Information for Decision Making
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC10007
Economics for Business Decision Making
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ECO10005
Contemporary Management Principles
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT10009
Marketing and the Consumer Experience
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MKT10009
Business Digitalisation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF10024
Business Consulting Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
BUS30032
Creative Mindset and Entrepreneurship
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
BUS10015
Business Practice Core Option*
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
Major units (Human Resource Management)
Human Resource Practices
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
HRM10004
Business for Sustainability, Social Change and Impact
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
BUS10014
Managing Workplace Relations
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
HRM20017
Dynamics of Diversity in Organisations
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
HRM20016
Organisational Behaviour
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT20007
Digital Management and the Future of Work
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
HRM30012
Human Resource Analytics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
HRM30011
Law of Employment
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW30005
Want to learn more about the available majors?

Learn about all the units you can take in each available major from the course handbook.

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$12,635

Total fee* ($AUD)

$50,540

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$0.00

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply to 2024 unit enrolments for HE Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and Undergraduate Full Fee Paying (FFP) only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Flying training fees

Additional fees and costs are applicable to the flying training (practicum) units that form part of this course. You should take these flying training fees into account when considering this course. Eligible students can elect to enrol in the Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Piloting) to access FEE-HELP to assist with flying training fees.

How do I pay my fees?

HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to you if you are eligible and enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount. You can also choose to pay your fees up front. 

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2024 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Professional placement fees

Students who participate in a six- or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.

Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

Course code
BB-AVBUS3
Apply directly
Course code
BB-AVBUS3
CRICOS code
079135K
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Apply through VTAC

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia must apply through VTAC. VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. 

VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria.

Closing date

Applications for Round 1 close on 20 December. Applications submitted after this date may be considered in later rounds.

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29-July-2024
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