Airside Operations and Ramp Services

Airside Operations and Ramp Services is a module selected from the Specialist Diploma in Aviation Management and Services. It enables participants to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills without the need to pursue a full specialist diploma. As this is a stackable course, participants may choose to complete the remaining modules within the validity period, of two years, to be awarded the full Specialist Diploma qualification.

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

Learning Objectives

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Learn the various components of the airside including infrastructure, facilities, and people

  • Explain the importance of a systematic approach to safety management

  • Appreciate the various elements required to implement an effective safety management system at an airport

  • Explore the various risks associated with aircraft ground operations at an airports

  • Understand the principle environmental impacts associated with airside operations

  • Recognise key ramp security measures that are in place to protect the airside

  • Know the different types of ramp services and equipment for above and below wing services

Entry Requirement

Applicants should have a relevant (Engineering or Hospitality) diploma or degree. Applicants should preferably also have at least two years of relevant working experience. 

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least five years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.


Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Completion by Republic Polytechnic upon completing the module.

New Intake Commencement Duration Mode and Venue Schedule Application Start and End Date
Apr 2023 30 Hours Online Learning & Face-to-face lesson at Republic Polytechnic Tuesday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) Dec 2022 – Jan 2023

Application outcome will be released at least 3 weeks prior to course commencement

Note: RP reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme and amend information without prior notice.

Fees for Jan 2023 intake

Full Course Fees (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above Singapore PR SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens SME-sponsored Singapore PR
$629.16 $188.75 $62.92 $188.75 $71.15 $71.15

Fees for Apr to Oct 2023 intakes

Full Course Fees (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above Singapore PR SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens SME-sponsored Singapore PR
$644.76 $188.75 $62.92 $193.43 $71.15 $74.03

- Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
- Fees reflected are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST). In line with the government fee freeze directive from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2023, the fees in 2023 for Singapore Citizen will remain the same as 2022. RP will absorb the additional 1% GST for Singapore Citizen in 2023 only.

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. 
Related Courses
Hot Links

Last updated on 17 Jul 2023

Need more help?

If you are still unsure about which course to pursue, please contact our Academy for Continuing Education