Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management)


AVI50119 Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management)

The Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management) is a nationally recognised qualification that provides participants with skills and knowledge essential to become an effective manager and leader in the aviation industry.

This aviation-specific program has been structured to meet industry requirements and offers a unique insight into the role of management within the aviation industry. The program offers participants the opportunity to gain leadership and management skills across a number of disciplines including quality and safety, continual improvement, planning and scheduling as well as management and leadership generally.

Aviation management duties include applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge in support of a wide range of aerodrome and air transport operations, including passenger, charter, cargo, emergency service and government operations.

Individuals working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts within broad but established parameters.

How to achieve the Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management)

AVI50119 Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management) requires 24 units of competency. This is made up of 10 core units plus 14 elective units, all offered by Southpac Aerospace.

To enrol in the Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management), start any time with any course from the Diploma. The courses, and applicable assessments, can be completed in any order to achieve the required units of competency. Completed prior study? Talk to us about a Credit Transfer or RPL. Credit Transfer is available for units that have been previously completed, but are now superseded.


A happy group of Team Leaders and Supervisors participate in Southpac Aerospace's Advanced Management and Leadership Course.
Southpac Aerospace's Aviation SMS course includes essential safety concepts required for Safety Management systems.
Southpac's Safety and Lead auditors course guides those involved with maintenance, monitoring and improvement of Safety in aircraft.
An aviation supervisor applies training from Southpac's Continual Improvement Course in training crew in identifying potential improvements.
Pilots navigating through the clouds benefit from a high-level understanding of fatigue management taught in Southpac's Fatigue Risk Management course.
Aircrew aboard a full passenger plane benefit from the knowledge & skills they gained during Southpac's online Manage Disruptive Behaviour and Unlawful Interference with Aviation Course
A student enjoys the flexibility to study within their own schedule with Southpac Aerospace's range of Online Courses.

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Prerequisites | Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this Diploma.

Start Dates & Costs

You can start the Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management) at any time by enrolling in any available course date for a course that contributes to the Diploma. Or if you wish to begin with the Online (self-paced) courses, you can enrol in these at any time to begin. Courses do not need to be completed in a particular order.

The cost of the Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management) will vary depending on the courses you choose to make up the 24 units of competency needed to achieve the Diploma.

This depends on the individual pathway you choose based on your study needs or areas of interest, or any previous courses you have attended with Southpac or another training provider, provided the correct units of competency have been achieved.

Payment is not taken as part of the course enrollment process, however an invoice will be issued to you on enrollment, so it is important that you have the necessary approvals to complete a course before enrolling.

Delivery & Assessment

The Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management) can be completed through public courses facilitated in our Live Learning Virtual Classroom, or Face-to-Face. Training and assessments are competency-based.  Examinations are conducted through open-book and both theory and practical exercises.  Participants are required to attend all units, workshop-based classes and activities – in full.  Any additional activities and modalities are designed to improve the applicability to industry and work.

Career Pathways & Professional Development

Career pathways with the Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management) include:

  • Aerodrome Manager
  • Aviation Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Safety Manager

Skill Sets

The Australian Department of Education and Training has found certain skills sets can compliment your Diploma Qualifications and are highly regarded by industry. These industry recognised skill set components could be used as a valuable add-on to your existing qualification or even as a pathway to your career in the Aviation Safety Management space. If you achieve the full Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management) AVI50119 you will automatically qualify for the following two skill sets:

1.AVISSOOO71 Aviation Risk Management Skill Set Components

AVIFOO26 | Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIFOO27 | Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes

2.AVISS00072 Aviation Safety Management Skill Set Components

AVIFOO26 | Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIFOO27 | Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
AVIFOO28 | Manage aviation risk
BSBAUD501 | Initiate a quality audit
BSBMGT517 | Manage operational plan

This Diploma is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework. The AQF ensures consistency and national recognition of each qualification. The Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management) qualification is a level 5 of the 10 levels in the AQF framework. Therefore, this Diploma satisfies pathways to higher education training.

Why Southpac Aerospace?

Our aim is to provide more than just units of competencies. We provide packages that are aviation contextualised, flexible, personalised and include the latest in research.

Nationally Recognised RTO

Southpac Aerospace – RTO 32353 is approved to meet standards set for RTO training. We continually improve our course material to provide the highest standard of training in the industry.

Specialists in Aviation Safety & Quality

Each of our courses is delivered by a professional with vast aviation experience to ensure you receive current, relevant and informative training that will benefit both yourself and your organisation.

Above & Beyond

The quality of our training is second to none. However we also pride ourselves on our level of service – providing flexible, valuable and timely support to our students and clients.

Stepping Stone Approach

Southpac offers three unique but interconnected Diplomas to enhance and improve your career opportunities. By completing the BSB50920 Diploma of Quality Auditing (12 units), you can use several of these units towards the BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership & Management (12 units), which can be completed with just one more Southpac course. These units also contribute to the AVI50119 Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Management) which requires 24 units of competency. By completing these Diplomas with Southpac, you can gain more qualifications in less time.

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