Diploma FAQ’s

Diploma FAQ’s

Below are a number of frequently asked questions in relation to our Diploma Programs.

1. Which Qualification Should I Do First?

Southpac has developed our Diploma Programs using a “stepping stone approach”. This means that a student that wishes to complete the Diploma of Aviation Management will on the way to achieving that Qualification also achieve the Diploma of Quality Auditing and the Diploma of Leadership and Management. Which qualification you should complete first is effectively immaterial as completion of one qualification results in either completion of the others or completion of a significant portion of the others. This Stepping Stone Approach allows students to start any qualification at any point with any course they wish and then progress from there at their own pace completing courses most relevant to them or their organisation’s needs.

Stepping Stone Approach by Southpac Aerospace explaining our diploma programs

See the relevant Diploma pages for further information relating to the structure of each qualification;

  1. Diploma of Quality Auditing
  2. Diploma of Leadership and Management
  3. Diploma of Aviation Management

 

2. Can I complete just one diploma?

Of course! If you wish to complete just the Diploma of Quality Auditing (8 units required) that can be achieved through the completion of potentially just two courses, the Safety & Lead Auditors Course and the Systems for Continual Improvement Course. The great advantage that Southpac offer is that if in the future you decide to continue your studies you may be only one course away from the Diploma of Leadership and Management. Significantly, every accredited Southpac course provides units towards the Diploma of Aviation Management.

 

3. What are Skill Sets?

Skill sets incorporate your capacity, knowledge and experience in performing a particular job.  By improving your skill set/s, you may enhance your ability to identify new career opportunities.  By matching your skill set to a certain profession, you will enhance your ability to make positive progress in your career choices.  Southpac Aerospace has identified two skill sets that are automatically available to you on successful completion of the full Diploma of Aviation Management (AVI50616).

1.AVISSOOO71 Aviation Risk Management Skill Set Components

AVIFOOO4 | Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIFOOO5 | Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes

2.AVISS00072 Aviation Safety Management Skill Set Components

AVIFOOO4 | Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIFOOO5 | Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
AVIFOOO6 | Manage aviation risk
BSBAUD501 | Initiate a quality audit
BSBMGT517 | Manage operational plan

More information about skill sets and career pathways can be found here.

 

4. What are the different study pathway options to a diploma?

We know our course participants are studying with us for a variety of reasons and require many options to obtain their qualification.  Therefore, we developed five of our most popular study pathway options to help participants understand this process.  These pathway examples are not exhaustive of the possible ways to obtain a diploma and we encourage you to contact us to discuss your concerns and study needs.  For more information on each diploma study pathway options, please go to each of the diplomas on offer: 

  1. Diploma of Quality Auditing
  2. Diploma of Leadership and Management
  3. Diploma of Aviation Management

Fast Tracked | Our quickest and most efficient way to study a diploma.  Designed for those who are looking to quickly move to the next diploma or require their diploma in a timely manner.
Safety Focused | Targeted training to assist those who would like to upskill to a safety role.
OHS Focused | Centred on occupational, health and safety outcomes that are required for an OHS predominant role.
Flexi Focused | A predominantly online study option to allow flexibility in learning.  Please note: Both SCI and AML do require in-person facilitation.
People Focused | Themed towards managing personnel and management potentials.

5. University Pathways – TBA

 

6. Articulation Pathways

Articulation arrangements enable students to progress from a completed qualification to another with admission and/or credit in a defined pathway.  For more information on articulation, please see the AQF website for more.

7. Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications. For more information on credit transfer, please see the AQF website for more.

8. RPL – Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit. For more information on RPL, please see the AQF website for more.