Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management

Gain practical skills and specialist knowledge

Overview

The University of Newcastle has developed postgraduate qualifications in aviation management in response to an identified aviation industry need. Offered online, the Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management combines study of aviation human factors and management, and can be adapted to accommodate your specific areas of interest.

The program is designed to develop your knowledge, skill and ability to adapt to the changing management practices within the aviation industry. Applicants are encouraged from all areas of the industry, especially if you currently work in flight crew, cabin crew, maintenance crew, ground crew, administration, military and government authorities.

The competitive international aviation industry requires highly qualified aviation managers. The Graduate Certificate of Aviation Management will provide you with industry-relevant skills and knowledge that can open up further management career opportunities within the aeronautical industry, whether that be to transition between specialties or moving between commercial aviation organisations.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Are you already working in the aviation industry and are interested in enhancing your management skills to step into more challenging positions? The Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management combines courses from the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with specialised aviation courses. This combination allows you to broaden your aviation knowledge while achieving a postgraduate qualification.

Applicants from all areas of the industry are catered for, especially if you currently work in flight crew, cabin crew or maintenance crew, administration, military and government authorities

On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management you will walk away with expanded knowledge and skills to enhance your career to potentially transition between specialities or to shift from one commercial aviation organisation to another.

With your Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management you will have acquired complimentary skills in business management and aviation to enhance and diversify your career opportunities in the aviation industry.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'Study' page.

Career Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management at the University of Newcastle is an industry relevant program, designed to  further your career in the aviation industry.

As a graduate you can take your newly acquired skills and knowledge to transition from aviation operations or engineering into more senior roles; transfer your management experience to the aviation sector or redirect your existing degree into operational or senior positions.

Further to this, you'll find this qualification eases the transition between specialties, for example in moving from the military to government or consultation activities, or moving between commercial aviation organisations.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management, visit the ‘details’ tab.

Specialisations

The aviation industry requires trained aviation professionals with exceptional management and leadership skills. The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management combines aviation studies with management courses, delivered via our flexible online learning platform. The combination of management and aviation studies will assist you to think critically and analyse effectively when faced with the demands of contemporary aviation management.

You will be required to study human factors in aviation systems where you will obtain an advanced understanding of:

  • basic human factors principles
  • effects of stress and fatigue
  • implications of automation for human performance
  • implications for aviation management

You will also study crew resource management where you will:

  • be provided with the theoretical knowledge base to facilitate design and evaluation of crew resource management programs
  • explore the scientific research in key concept areas, including communication, leadership, decision making and group situational awareness
  • discover issues in crew resource management program development, implementation, evaluation and regulation.

Further to this you will study two other courses selected from lists of prescribed courses. To advance your learning to another level, you may want to consider proceeding to the Master of Aviation Management (insert link) where full credit will be provided for your completed courses.

To find out more about where the Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management can lead you, visit the 'Careers' page.

Get Started

Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management program is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination of education, professional experience and industry qualifications. The table below outlines the number of years experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications.

 

Educational Qualification Number of years relevant industry experience
Certificate IV in Aviation and/or Commercial Pilot’s Licence Eight
Diploma in Aviation Seven
Advanced Diploma in Aviation and/or Air Transport Pilot’s Licence Six
3 year non-Aviation Bachelor degree One
3 year Aviation Bachelor degree Zero

If you would like your professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

All students must provide a statement detailing how their professional experience prepares them to undertake postgraduate study.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID.  You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency”.

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