Work-Study Post-Diploma (Specialist Diploma in Aviation Management and Services)

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About the Course

Looking to propel or carve a career in the aviation industry?

The Work-Study Post-Diploma (Specialist Diploma in Aviation Management and Services) features a curriculum with a strong grounding in theoretical and practical concepts. Focusing on both the technical and managerial aspects of airline and airport operations, this course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to pursue a rewarding career in the aviation industry.

Career Progression

Students will either have found employment or will be matched to one of the leading aviation companies in Singapore. Starting off as a young diploma holder, the student will participate in the Work-Study Programme and obtain the Specialist Diploma within 1 year. With added knowledge from the new qualification, the student is poised to qualify for Duty Manager or Supervisor role after another year of deepening his/her work experience in the airport.

Students will be garner knowledge used by airlines, ground handlers and airports so that they can make informed decisions in specific domains within the aviation industry. Students will also acquire numerous Technical Skills and Competencies across several job roles as listed in the Air Transport Skills Framework. These skills will enable students to be versatile so that they can deployed across different job roles whereby they will be able to integrate and apply their experience, skills and knowledge to handle new situations.

Participating Organisations

Changi Airport Group, SilkAir, Jetstar Asia, Thai Airways, SATS, dnata and other aviation companies

This Work-Study Post-Diploma (Specialist Diploma in Aviation Management and Services) is a one year programme targeted primarily at diploma graduates who want to deepen their skills in the aviation sector.

Designed to give fresh graduates a head-start in their career, the programme allows them to secure full-time employment with industry leaders, tapping on a 12 months (weekly classes) structured training programme including on-the-job training, facilitated/e-Learning training and company-based projects.

Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) Synopses


1. Post-Diploma Certificate in Aerodrome Management 

The Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) in Aerodrome Management is intended to equip students with (i) the requisite concepts and theories that enable efficient airport operations in both landside and airside, and (ii) the fundamental activities and technological developments in deepening aviation-related technical competencies.

The PDC consists of the following 4 modules:

Passenger Services Management

This module provides an insight to the service quality requirements and standards in the aviation industry. Students will be able to discuss the different operational procedures and processes in passenger flow, and analyze performance measures to determine how passengers are handled. Students will be able to apply operational brand concepts and standards to the aviation industry, and examine how these standards can be used to improve the competitiveness of the airport and airlines. This module also equips students on how different countries have adopted various technologies in expediting passenger flow.

Airport Engineering and Operations

This module provides an insight on how an aerodrome operator can ensure both high serviceability and efficient operations of all its airport facilities. In airport engineering, students will be able to explain the maintenance of airport infrastructure, operational standards for airport facilities and routine maintenance procedures of the organisation. In airport operations, students can relate to the duties of an Airport Operation Centre, the different emergency situations in the aviation industry, the notification processes for accidents, and the corresponding classifications and Standard Operating Procedures.

Airside Operations and Ramp Services

This module provides an insight to wide array of activities that occur on both airside and ramp areas. In airside operations, students will be able to comprehend the different operational procedures in airside, airside safety standards, airfield signals, signs and markings, inspection and reporting techniques for airside operations, and wildlife management. In ramp services, students will differentiate the various aircraft turnaround activities, aircraft delays and disruptions, aircraft loading and unloading procedures, and risky situations during turnaround. Together as a module, collaborative decision making will be studied to understand the synergies and how these activities are closely intertwined.

Load Control and Air Cargo Operations

This module provides an insight to safe and efficient operations required in both load control and air cargo. In load control, students will be able to employ key concepts in aircraft load planning to evaluate various aircraft performance indicators. They will also be able to prepare the different types of load sheets and calculate aircraft weight and balance. In air cargo, students will be able to explain pre-loading, post-loading and post-charging documentation, cargo security check processes, cargo receipt and inspection, and air cargo warehousing operations. The relationship between the loading of an aircraft and both freighter and belly-hold cargo will be studied to emphasis the inter-dependency between the two.
 

2. Post-Diploma Certificate in Airline Management 

The PDC in Airline Management is intended to equip students with (i) the essential concepts and key activities that ensures smooth day-to-day operations, and (ii) parameters on the business environment and managerial concepts to succeed in an increasingly dynamic airline industry. 

The PDC consists of the following 4 modules:

Aircraft and Flight Operations

This module provides an insight to the heart of an airline, whereby pilots and flight dispatchers ensure safe and efficient aircraft performance during all phases of its flight. In aircraft operations, students will be recognise the variables affecting optimal aircraft performance, and interpret flight data and aircraft performance results, navigation charts and fuel management on board the aircraft. These concepts will not only enable high aircraft performance during cruise, it will also ensure safe take-off and landing in varying runway environments. In flight operations, students will be able to interpret to Notices to Airmen, principles of air law, flight planning and navigation, fuel calculation procedures and flight planning systems. These concepts enable safe dispatch of aircraft and optimal execution of flight plans.

Airline Marketing and Revenue Management

This module provides an in-depth understanding to optimising revenue in the airline industry. It provides a framework for the students to examine the factors that contribute to the commercial success of an airline. Students will evaluate and apply airline key performance indicators, rate plans, booking trends and patterns to forecast and devise marketing and revenue plans. Students will also apply principles and techniques across various airline business environments to optimise revenue, yield, and profitability and concurrently balance both customer satisfaction and operational efficiency.

Ground Services and Aviation Safety

This module provides an insight to the passenger experience beyond what was received in the aircraft, that is, the treatment of passengers in the airport and the safety assurance provided by the airline. In ground services, students will be able to demonstrate customer handling, station budget management, irregular operations and Service Level Agreements. In aviation safety, students will be exposed to the emergency response plans, and the numerous regulations used by airlines, such as Dangerous Goods Regulations, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Ground Operations Manual and Safety Management Systems. This module also equips students with an appreciation of emerging technologies and updated regulations in both areas.

Airline Business Management

This module provides an understanding of the business environment that airline companies operate in, as well as the knowledge and analytical skills to examine management and operational functions unique to the airline industry. The airline industry today is constantly changing. As such, the aviation industry requires future leaders to be well-versed in current and emerging management practices, with the versatility to adapt to market trends and developments. Students will not only be able to understand how an airline business is managed from a broad perspective, but also apply the concepts and theories taught to daily issues and trends.

Commencement Date

Duration

Venue

June 12 months Lifelong Learning Institute

The intake for 2019 is closed.

Please register your interest for our next intake in 2020, by clicking the "Register Interest" on the right, and we will be in touch with you soon. 

Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents who are either of the below:

  • Fresh polytechnic graduates from relevant courses, within 3 years of graduation or completion of National Service (ORD)
  • Current employees who have graduated from relevant courses/ORD for more than 3 years but within 5 years

Relevant Diplomas from the five local Polytechnics:

Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Aeronautical and Aerospace Technology
  • Diploma in Aerospace Systems and Management
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering with Eco-Design
  • Diploma in Electronics Systems
  • Diploma in Engineering with Business
  • Diploma in Multimedia and Infocomm Technology
  • Diploma in Nanotechnology & Material Science
  • Diploma in Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma in Food & Beverage Business
  • Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Marketing

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Aerospace Electronics
  • Diploma in Aerospace Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Diploma in Engineering Science
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Clean Energy Management
  • Diploma in Automation and Mechatronic Systems
  • Diploma in International Trade & Business
  • Diploma in Tourism & Resort Management
  • Diploma in Business Studies

Republic Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Aerospace Avionics
  • Diploma in Aerospace Engineering
  • Diploma in Aviation Management
  • Diploma in Engineering Design with Business
  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma in Engineering Systems and Management
  • Diploma in Green Building Energy Management
  • Diploma in Supply Chain Management
  • Diploma in Industrial & Operations Management
  • Diploma in Customer Experience Management with Business
  • Diploma in Hotel and Hospitality Management
  • Diploma in Integrated Events Management
  • Diploma in Culinary and Restaurant Operations
  • Diploma in Wellness & Hospitality Business

Singapore Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Diploma in Aerospace Electronics
  • Diploma in Computer Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma in Energy Systems and Management
  • Diploma in Engineering Systems
  • Diploma in Engineering with Business
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering with Business
  • Diploma in Facilities Management
  • Diploma in Integrated Events and Project Management
  • Diploma in Tourism and Resort Management

Temasek Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Aerospace Electronics
  • Diploma in Aerospace Engineering
  • Diploma in Aviation Management
  • Diploma in Business Process & Systems Engineering
  • Diploma in Clean Energy
  • Diploma in Computer Engineering
  • Diploma in Electronics
  • Diploma in Green Building & Sustainability
  • Diploma in Integrated Facility Management
  • Diploma in Mechatronics
  • Diploma in Culinary & Catering Management (T18)
  • Diploma in Business
  • Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Leisure & Events Management
  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Diploma in Retail Management

 

Singapore Citizen

Fee Subsidy Eligibility

Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) Net Fee

Course Net Fee

Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme

$169.80

$339.60

SME-sponsored

$305.40

$610.80

40 years & above

$295.32

$590.64

below 40 years old

$449.40

$898.80

Singapore Permanent Resident

Fee Subsidy Eligibility

Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) Net Fee

Course Net Fee

Self-sponsored

$1,206.96

$2,413.92

SME-sponsored

$305.40

$610.80

*Note:

  • Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • WTS: Workfare Training Support scheme for SCs 35 years and above with average gross income not exceeding $2,000.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants. 

All information is accurate at time of publishing.

 

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Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice.  The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.