Graduate Certificate of Aviation
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
Swinburne's Graduate Certificate of Aviation prepares you for aviation management and leadership roles with a focus on aviation safety behaviours. This human factors in aviation course is primarily for those currently involved in aviation looking to upgrade their skills in human factors in aviation management at a tertiary level.
Develop your understanding of human factors in aviation accidents along with aviation industry fundamentals. Look at how human factors and advanced technology interrelate, and learn how aviation safety reporting can impact safety in operational teams. Gain an understanding of the issues facing the industry and develop clear and coherent communication skills, vital for undertaking professional roles across aviation safety.
This postgraduate course provides you with aviation human factors training that can form the basis for further study or lead to roles within aviation management, such as airline or airport manager, flight or ground operator, and aviation safety authority. Additionally, upon graduation you will have skills that can be applied across a range of other resilient organisations and industries, including transport, supply chain and health.
12 months part-time
Off-Campus (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
2023 Start Dates
2024 Start Dates
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
Please note that students must have access to the internet as materials are delivered online.
- 3 x core units of study (37.5 credit points)
- 1 x elective unit (12.5 credit points)
The Graduate Certificate of Aviation consists of 50 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points. A standard semester full-time load comprises 50 credit points and a part-time load comprises 25 credit points. The volume of learning of the Graduate Certificate of Aviation is typically 6 months.
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Graduate Certificate of Aviation award is 25 credit points (normally 2 units), this is based on exit award requirements of 50 credit points.
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Course aims and objectives.
Aims and objectives
|CLO1||Demonstrate specialised knowledge in professional aviation practice|
|CLO2||Identify and describe the complexity of issues and relationships in the aviation industry and provide and evaluate solutions to a variety of industry scenarios|
|CLO3||Describe contemporary and emerging aviation industry issues and challenges|
|CLO4||Apply clear and coherent communication skills to articulate complex knowledge and ideas|
|CLO5||Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for all personal work outputs|
Pathways and scholarships
- Credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
How do I pay my fees?
FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible full-fee paying higher education students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government pays the amount of the loan directly to Swinburne.
HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of the student contribution amount.
- A bachelor degree (or higher award) in a related discipline from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent; OR
- A recognised bachelor degree (Honours) in any of the following disciplines: Aviation, Engineering, Business, Economics, Management, Law, Marketing, Science, Technology, Psychology or Social Science; OR
- A minimum of three (3) years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience*