Human Factors in Aviation Management

AVA20025 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Aims and objectives

In this unit students will learn and apply the concepts of Human Factors to the management and optimisation of human work in Aviation systems. Students will learn to contextualise the methods and style of communication used within the aviation industry. Students will develop their understanding of communication channels within an aviation organisation, as well as being introduced to interpersonal strategies to maintain personal wellbeing and resilience in a demanding environment.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Identify essential psychological concepts such as personality, inter-personal communication, attention and vigilance
ULO2Recognise and discuss important models of human behaviour in relation to errors
ULO3Communicate effectively as an aviation professional within diverse teams, across the structure of an aviation organisation
ULO4Explain the importance of the individual, the team and the organisation's contribution to the effective performance of work
ULO5Describe the challenges and ethical accountability involved with the effective management of people in a contemporary aviation setting
ULO6Develop self-awareness of individual and group competencies required to manage people effectively within team-based work structures
ULO7Identify approaches for maintaining personal wellbeing and resilience within the aviation workplace