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									2011 Postgraduate

aviation safety and risk management

 city campus / Distance eDucatiOn                                                                                              cOursewOrk

GC113                              aviation safety and risk management                      career outlook
Graduate Certificate in Aviation   at rmit
Safety and Risk Management                                                                  Graduates will be competitively positioned for
                                   The issue of aviation safety is a global one that is     advancement as safety managers or in safety-
                                   increasing in urgency. The introduction of new,          related fields (e.g. safety auditors, safety trainers,
                                   stringent requirements for the implementation of         consultants or developers of safety systems).
School of Aerospace, Mechanical    safety management systems by the International
and Manufacturing Engineering      Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and national          program features
                                   regulators (CASA and CAA NZ), combined with the          Teaching methods
                                   increasing requirements for corporate governance,        Teaching consists of a mix of master classes and
                                   means the field is one of the most rapidly growing       workshops, online support and interactive project
                                   disciplines in the industry.                             teams using a variety of tools.
                                   RMIT’s Graduate Certificate in Aviation Safety and
                                   Risk Management focuses on this specialised
                                   sector of the aviation industry. Designed for            Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester
                                   individuals currently working within the industry        and may include examinations, essays/reports, oral
                                   (airlines, airports, and defence logistics), the         class presentations, group projects, research
                                   program aims to produce graduates equipped to            projects, laboratory projects and practical
                                   meet the growing needs of aviation safety and risk       assignments.
                                   management.                                              Program structure
                                                                                            The graduate certificate consists of 48 credit points.
                                   mode and duration
                                                                                            The following is an example of courses offered.
                                   Six months full-time or one year part-time.
                                                                                            Core aviation generalist units               Credit points
                                   Delivery is face-to-face. Distance education is
                                                                                            Ů Aerospace industry infrastructures                  12
                                   available for Australian residents only. The program
                                   has semester one and semester two entry.                 Ů Aviation safety systems                             12

                                   Note: international students can only study full-time.   Select two electives
                                                                                            Ů Aviation risk management                            12
                                   pathway                                                  Ů Human factors in aviation safety                    12
                                   The Graduate Certificate in Aviation Safety and Risk     Ů Implementing and managing airport security          12
                                   Management is a specialist program allowing for          Ů Incident and accident investigation                 12
                                   articulation into the Master of Aviation Industry
entrance requirements                                                                      Fees
All applicants                                                                             Program fees may vary according to the courses chosen and fees
Academic                                                                                   are invoiced on a semester basis. RMIT reserves the right to adjust
Selection is based on bachelor degree performance/prior                                    fees on an annual basis but no fee increase will exceed the annual
qualifications or industry experience. Selection criteria includes:                        increase cap of 7.5%.
Ů a personal statement by the applicant indicating their reasons for                       Further information is available from the relevant program contact
  undertaking this program                                                                 or at
Ů a letter of support from their employer indicating their support for                     Australian residents
  the applicant’s personal and professional development (this can                          Fees for 2011
  include, but is not limited to, financial support, since many learning
                                                                                           $11 760 total program cost.
  and assessment activities will be action research, based on the
  employing organisation).                                                                 Fee Paying Places (FPP)
                                                                                           Programs by coursework are offered on a Fee Paying Places (FPP)
International/non-Australian residents only
                                                                                           basis. FPP students are required to pay the complete cost of their
English language
                                                                                           program. FPP fees vary according to each program.
One of the following:
                                                                                           The prices quoted are total program prices for 2011. Tuition fees are
Ů IELTS (Academic)—6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)
                                                                                           subject to annual adjustment and are not fixed for the duration of
Ů TOEFL Paper-based—580+ (TWE 4.5+)
                                                                                           your study. Changes to fees are applied from 1 January each year.
Ů TOEFL Computer-based—237+ (TWE 4.5+)
                                                                                           FEE-Higher Education Loan Program (FEE-HELP)
Ů TOEFL Internet-based (iBT)—overall score 92,
  minimum 20 in all sections                                                               Students offered an FPP may be eligible for the FEE–HELP (FEE–
                                                                                           Higher Education Loan Program) scheme, which enables eligible
Ů REW—English for Academic Purposes Advanced 2
                                                                                           fee-paying students to obtain an interest-free loan. For further
application procedures                                                                     information:
                                                                                           Postgraduate Commonwealth Supported Equity Places
Australian residents
                                                                                           RMIT has a limited number of government-subsidised CSP in
Timely applications for coursework programs are due by:
                                                                                           postgraduate coursework programs for applicants who meet
Ů 10 November each year (semester 1) and                                                   entrance and equity criteria. For further information please visit:
Ů 31 May each year (midyear semester 2).                                         
Applications will continue to be accepted until all places have been                       International/non-Australian residents only
filled. You are encouraged to lodge your application early.
                                                                                           For the latest fee information, please refer to our web site:
Midyear applications open on 1 May, visit                
Apply via: RMIT Direct Application Form                                                    Additional costs
           Tel. +61 3 9925 2260                                                            This program may incur extra costs for items such as textbooks,
           Email:                                                        program notes, field trips, special equipment and materials. Please
                                      contact the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing
International/non-Australian residents                                                     Engineering for details (see below).
Apply any time via: International Student Application Form
                    Tel. +61 3 9925 5156
Many of RMIT’s scholarships are based on financial and living
circumstances. Before letting money worries control your life and
upset your studies, check the web site and contact the friendly staff.
Further information:        Scholarships Office
                            Tel. +61 3 9925 2811

australian residents                                                                        international/non-australian residents
Contact: Margaret Tein                                                                      Contact: International Services
Tel. +61 3 9925 6150                                                                                 GPO Box 2476
Email:                                                                              Melbourne VIC Australia 3001                                                                 Tel. +61 3 9925 5156 Fax: +61 3 9925 6925
Further program information:                                                                Email:                                                    

Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in this publication is accurate and current at the date of printing. For the most up-to-date information,
please refer to the RMIT University web site before lodging your application. Prepared in July 2010. CRICOS provider number 00122A.                                      11104 0710

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