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Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Aviation Human Factors)

Graduate Certificate of Aviation Specialisation Aviation Human Factors (GCAV)

Study Mode
  • Online

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

  • 0.5 years or part-time equivalent

  • -

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Program Information Set

Become an effective human factors manager

Learn about the capability and limitations of human performance and the important social and personal skills that complement technical aviation systems with USQ's Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Aviation Human Factors). You will discover how to ensure aviation systems and procedures are developed to work within the boundaries of an individual’s capabilities, for safe and efficient aviation for you, your colleagues and passengers.

Further study

After you complete the Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Aviation Human Factors), you will have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Human Factors) or Master of Aviation (Aviation Human Factors).

Other majors in the Graduate Certificate of Aviation include: Aviation Management

Students must complete two core courses and two specialisation courses from the Aviation Human Factors specialisation within the Master of Aviation.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
Specialisation courses 2
Total 4

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 10680

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in the area of aviation, management and/or psychology, or equivalent.
  • A minimum of five years’ professional work experience equivalent to a bachelor degree.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.

How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.