Load Control and Air Cargo Operations

Load Control and Air Cargo Operations 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 covers the spectrum of operations required for safe and efficient aircraft load control and air cargo movement. Participants will employ robust operational concepts to facilitate aircraft load planning and preparation of load sheets. At the same time, the module also provides insights into the processes and technology for efficient air cargo operations, from pre-loading, documentation, cargo receipt to warehousing operations. Upon completion, you will be better prepared to make effective decisions in load control and air cargo operations through process analysis and systems implementation.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognise various operations required for aircraft load control and air cargo

  • Apply the principles of aircraft loading

  • Prepare aircraft load sheets

  • Describe the air cargo activities across the whole logistics chain

  • Analyse the factors in facility selection and logistics planning for different types of air cargo

  • Interpret and generate air waybill

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 Thursday (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.
Please click on the "Register" button to view the updated course schedule and fees on the Skills Training & Enhancement Portal (STEP).
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Last updated on 22 Dec 2023

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