Aviation Safety and Resource Management - AVIA3401

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Aviation

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Excluded: AVIA1700, AVIA2210

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The success of safe operations within aviation relies as much on the individual performing his/her role, as on the way he/she interacts with others. This course, therefore, examines the interaction of people in a group or set of groups and examines how this interaction affects the performance of the system, and the relative success of the operations. Theories relating to group-based behaviour and performance, including social and cultural aspects, organisational and safety culture are examined. The application of these theories as discussed in context to a number of high profile aviation accidents/incidents.


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