Course outline

Diploma of Airport Management

National code: 52392 | WA course code: 4650 | CRICOS code: 074380D

Diploma of Airport 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 :

  • Produce research reports and make presentations
  • Collect, analyse and present workplace data and information
  • Develop and maintain a safe workplace
  • Evaluate software requirements and hardware enhancements
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Complete a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)
  • Apply relevant laws and regulations to the management of an aerodrome
  • Inspect and report on the Obstacle Limitation Surfaces
  • Inspect and report on aerodrome lighting systems
  • Apply conflict/grievance resolution strategies
  • Monitor and review security operations
  • Supervise the safety of aerodrome works and general access
  • Coordinate marketing activities
  • Develop and manage public relations strategies
  • Check and evaluate records and documentation
  • Oversee recruitment and induction of staff
  • Manage cost
  • Manage effective workplace relationships
  • Maintain property rates and records
  • Arrange contracts
  • Respond to fire
  • Provide management accounting information
  • Implement and coordinate accident-emergency procedures
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Implement and monitor environmental protection policies and procedures
  • Assess pavement concessions
  • Explicate meteorological influences on flight operations
  • Identify and label explosives and dangerous goods
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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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Locations where this course is available

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

Due to the remote location of the Jandakot Airport, it is recommended that students have their own personal transport. Bus services to the airport are available from Murdoch train station, however these are very limited (run three mornings and three evenings per week). Please check details with Transperth for the bus schedule as times and frequency may change.

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

Career opportunities

  • Aviation Supervisor
  • Ground Operations Technician


country of origin: SRI LANKA

Diploma of Airport Management
Polytechnic West

Moving to Australia for studies is a new experience for me but I feel that ease doing this course because of my friendly colleagues and helpful staff around Jandakot.

As I was a flight stewardess in Sri Lankan Airlines, I feel this course will enhance my knowledge to achieve my future career goals in the aviation industry.
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