Organisational Change in Aviation

AVA80007 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • Nil Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

Aims and objectives

Students will learn how changes occurring within the aviation industry reflect transitions occurring throughout societies worldwide. Globalisation, technological change and organisational change impact on all forms of work, but particularly so in industries involving high technology. What goes on in either the flight deck, the cabin, the aircraft maintenance area, or the tower, is dependent on the wide organisational context.

Unit Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify, evaluate and describe policy developments of national and international aviation authorities and the implications for human factors applications
2. Evaluate a range of frameworks for analysing activity in organisation (sociotechnical systems, chaos theory, ecological systems), particularly high reliability organisations and the implications for human factor issues
3. Describe the principle of resistance to change in relation to planning and implementing human factors change programs
4. Describe organisational cultures and their impact on facilitating or resisting change
5. Critically analyse and describe your own organisational cultures
6. Analyse the impact of technological change in aviation and in similar organisations with specific reference to the human factors impact of technological change on communication, collaboration and learning in work
7. Demonstrate through creative and informed individual written communications the application of analysis and theory to current practices and developments in Organisational Change in Aviation