Diploma of Aviation Management

National code: 52694WA | WA course code: 3730 | CRICOS code: 083962G

Diploma of Aviation Management

About this course

This course has been designed in consultation with both Australian and international aviation industries and provides you with a non-flying professional career option within the air transport and commercial aviation industries. You will develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to enhance your opportunities for employment and promotion within the field of
airport and aviation management.

You will gain valuable industry exposure to airport/airline operations and develop knowledge of airport systems and processes, coupled with airport operational subjects, such as human resource management, administration, public relations, airport planning and technical engineering.


Students must complete a total number of 28 core units. Core units are :  

  • Apply conflict/grievance resolution strategies
  • Apply relevant laws and regulations to the management of an aerodrome
  • Arrange contracts
  • Assess pavement concessions
  • Collect, analyse and present workplace data and information
  • Complete a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)
  • Coordinate marketing activities
  • Develop and maintain a safe workplace
  • Develop and manage public relations strategies
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Identify and label explosives and dangerous goods
  • Identify specifics of aviation meteorology
  • Implement and coordinate accident-emergency procedures
  • Implement and monitor environmental protection policies and procedures
  • Inspect and report on aerodrome serviceability
  • Inspect and report on obstacle limitation surfaces
  • Inspect and report on serviceability of aerodrome lighting systems
  • Introduction to air transportation
  • Maintain radio communications as part of airport operations
  • Manage finances
  • Manage people performance
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Monitor and review security operations
  • Operate firefighting equipment
  • Produce research reports and make presentations
  • Provide management accounting information
  • Recruit and induct staff
  • Supervise the safety of aerodrome works and general access


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Admission requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent is required.
  • Equivalent to Australian Year 11 is required for entry into this course
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Tuition fees

The fee displayed is the current 2016 tuition fee.

ETI tuition fees are reviewed annually and can be viewed in the 2016 Schedule of Fees.

If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.

You will be provided with an indicative Schedule of Fees with your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees

The Resource fee includes any consumable that is used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc... This fee is paid to your Institute at enrolment.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your Institute at enrolment.

Additional information

​Please view the Admission Requirements for your country of origin.

Career opportunities

  • Aviation Supervisor
  • Ground Operations Technician
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