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Education for Aviation


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Presentation to the RNZAF training Wing at Base Woodbourne - 15/10/2008

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Education for Aviation

  1. 1. The Catlins Area School Education for Aviation Presentation to the RNZAF - 15/10/2008
  2. 2. Aviation Studies 2008 <ul><li>Designed to compliment school programs (STAR and Gateway) </li></ul><ul><li>Meets the requirements for funding </li></ul><ul><li>Links between ‘industry based’ and ‘in school’ learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learners from locations as diverse as Mount Aspiring College in Wanaka, and Tauranga Girls College. </li></ul><ul><li>Four different course options </li></ul>
  3. 3. What were the 2008 Courses? <ul><li>Introduction to the industry </li></ul><ul><li>Basics of the theory of flight </li></ul><ul><li>Aviation career options </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging further learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aviation Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Aviation Career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Theory of Flight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Place in Aviation </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What were the 2008 Learning Options? <ul><li>Year long course </li></ul><ul><li>Three ten week courses </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Units </li></ul><ul><li>National Certificates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eLearning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Conferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Connect Breeze Server </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Gateway, STAR and the ATC <ul><li>Many ATC cadets will be part of Gateway. </li></ul><ul><li>STAR is designed to move students from school to tertiary education and training </li></ul>“ I now have a clear view of the options available to my career area. Gateway has helped me narrow down my choices” – Year 12 student
  6. 6. Delivering Aviation <ul><li>ATTTO are now actively promoting the Gateway programme. </li></ul><ul><li>Catlins Area School’s Aviation Studies programme is designed to back up Gateway. </li></ul><ul><li>STAR funding is available for Aviation Studies. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Delivering Aviation <ul><li>The internet delivers many new opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online server </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Deep View
  9. 9. Sound Education Systems <ul><li>Based on International Best Practice Models </li></ul><ul><li>OtagoNET eLearning expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Trained Teaching Staff with Industry Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Regular staff professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted teaching to individual learner’s needs </li></ul><ul><li>Featured in various publications </li></ul>
  10. 10. eLearning vs Traditional Distance Education <ul><li>eLearning Results </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Distance Education Results </li></ul>Traditional Distance Marks Analysis 16% 52% 16% 16% NA Achieved Merit Excellence
  11. 11. Quality Assurance <ul><li>NZQA approved Quality Management Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited ATTTO programs </li></ul><ul><li>Strong ERO Report </li></ul><ul><li>Annual teacher Performance Appraisal System </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Both internal and external moderation of assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation with industry when developing programs </li></ul>
  12. 12. NZQA Links and Qualifications <ul><li>All courses are developed to include Unit Standards </li></ul><ul><li>MOUs used to define credit reporting responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Credits can be entered by the learner’s school, the ATTTO or by us </li></ul><ul><li>All Unit Standards come under our provider number </li></ul><ul><li>Short courses can combine towards National Certificates </li></ul>
  13. 13. Industry Links and ‘Currency’ <ul><li>ATTTO - industry involvement and standards </li></ul><ul><li>Nextspace technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Air Fiordland industry currency visits and support </li></ul><ul><li>Links to various aviation businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Growing ‘library’ of aviation teaching and learning resources </li></ul>
  14. 14. Advantages <ul><li>CAS can teach in all of these places, both at home and at school. </li></ul><ul><li>Units can be taught at all levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Course ties in to NCEA qualifications from Level 2 up. </li></ul><ul><li>The course increases the knowledge of ATC cadets. </li></ul><ul><li>The course provides pre-employment training for students intending to go on to the RNZAF or further aviation training. </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Costs <ul><li>Cost recovery model </li></ul><ul><li>Our current fees: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$450 for short courses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$1100 for the year long course </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>To the RNZAF: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>40% discount per student </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Book a ‘class’ with a maximum enrolment of 22 for the cost of 10 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Year long course for 2009 <ul><li>7 Unit Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Includes the material from the short courses </li></ul><ul><li>Covers compulsory units from the National Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Broad introductory coverage to aviation concepts and issues </li></ul><ul><li>Pitched at Level 2 on the Qualifications Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Counts towards NCEA </li></ul>
  17. 17. Course Outline <ul><li>Two streams. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aircrew </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Core subjects for both streams. </li></ul><ul><li>Separate further training on top of the core subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>All relevant forms of delivery are used to there best advantage. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Aircrew Stream <ul><li>Core subjects plus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Navigation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further theory of flight. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision making. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support for students working towards there PPL. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Engineering stream <ul><li>Core subjects plus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aircraft structures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydraulics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pneumatics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronics </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Short courses that we can offer in 2009 <ul><li>Your Aviation Career </li></ul><ul><li>Your Place in Aviation </li></ul><ul><li>The Theory of Flight </li></ul><ul><li>Count towards NCEA </li></ul><ul><li>We have also applied to extend our accreditation and hope to add additional course options </li></ul>
  21. 21. Next Steps <ul><li>Development of a Memorandum of Understanding with The Catlins Area School </li></ul><ul><li>An enrolment form for learners – linked to NZQA details </li></ul><ul><li>Fees cover all required learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>Single learners move into timetabled eClasses or to pre-booked RNZAF classes </li></ul><ul><li>Details of qualifications gained and ‘reports’ are provided </li></ul>
  22. 22. Feedback <ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you like to be taught? </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Catlins Area School Education for Aviation Presentation to the RNZAF - 15/10/2008