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AVN8103 Managing a Safety Culture in Aviation

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Aviation is a complex high-risk industry which relies on holistic safety efforts across all elements to maintain safety. Safety culture is a method of describing the inherent level of safety within a given operation and is fundamentally dependent on top-down commitment to safety. The course introduces students to the principal concepts of safety and safety culture and provides them with tools to critically appraise and develop elements of safety systems within an aviation context.

The course provides students with an in-depth analysis of the collaborative and holistic safety efforts applied across aviation operations. Safety management systems and processes, and the effects these have on safety and safety culture are examined. The various dimensions of culture, including both international and organisational culture, will be explored and the relationship between culture and safety culture will be analysed. The effects of a valid reporting culture and its safety outcomes will be covered both in theory and from an operational perspective.

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023