Overview

To provide students with the required aviation theoretical knowledge in the areas of Human Factors, Aerodynamics, Aircraft General Knowledge and Meteorology for the Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) as detailed in the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Part 61 Manual of Standards (MOS).

Requisites

Teaching Periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
29-July-2024
27-October-2024
Last self-enrolment date
11-August-2024
Census date
31-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
13-September-2024
Results released date
03-December-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Explain the engineering, aerodynamic, environmental and human factors that affect flying operations at the Commercial Pilot Level
  • Safely and accurately apply theoretical knowledge to flying operations at the Commercial Pilot Level
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the unit content sufficient to pass the CASA Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) Theory Examinations for Human Factors, Aerodynamics, Aircraft General Knowledge and Meteorology

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Lecture
8.57 14 weeks 120
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
3.21 14 weeks 45
TOTAL165

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
Aerodynamics TestIndividual 10% 1,2,3 
Aircraft General Knowledge TestIndividual 10% 1,2,3 
CASA CPL Aerodynamics (CADA) ExaminationIndividual 12 - 13% 1,2,3 
CASA CPL Aircraft General Knowledge (CSYA) ExaminationIndividual 12 - 13% 1,2,3 
CASA CPL Human Factors (CHUF) ExaminationIndividual 12 - 13% 1,2,3 
CASA CPL Meteorology (CMET) ExaminationIndividual 12 - 13% 1,2,3 
Global Navigation Satellite Systems TestIndividual 10% 1,2,3 
Human Factors TestIndividual 10% 1,2,3 
Meteorology TestIndividual 10% 1,2,3 

Content

This unit of study satisfies the theoretical knowledge requirements specified in the CASA Part 61 MOS for four of the seven subjects required for the award of a Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) by CASA. It consists of the following areas of aviation theoretical knowledge:

  • Human Factors (including Threat & Error Management);
  • Aerodynamics;
  • Aircraft General Knowledge;
  • Meteorology;
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

 

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.