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Aviation Ground Theory Instructor

Point Cook, Australia
$106,690 - $120,153 p.a.
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

Job Details

  • 2x Part-time or Full-time (negotiable), Fixed Term Positions for 2 Years.
  • Salary Level HEW 8 ($106,690 - $120,153 p.a.) + 17% Superannuation and flexible working arrangements.
  • Onsite at Point Cook but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University.

About the role

The Aviation Training Ground Theory Instructor role is primarily based at RAAF Base Point Cook and comprises of two significant operational requirements:

Learning & Teaching

Aviation Ground Theory classes teach students the knowledge to support the practical flying and help them prepare for the program and regulatory examinations in accordance with the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASRs). The Ground Theory Instructor is responsible for working within the RMIT Aviation Academy and is responsible for delivering course material, assessing students and the supervision of students enrolled in theory courses. The role requires high participation in the continuing reviews of course content along with development and delivery of teaching methods and methods of students' assessment.

Theory Course Topics covered by Aviation Ground Theory Instructors for fixed wing aircraft include:

  • Basic Aircraft Knowledge (BAK)
  • Flight Rules and Air Law
  • Air Transport Pilot Licence Theory
  • Navigation
  • Human Factors
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Meteorology
  • Aerodynamics Operations
  • Performance and Planning

Student Coordination

This component of the role is to support students to complete their program on time by overseeing and managing their progress. This includes the operational interface between the student, the flying schedule and theory delivery timetable. You will also provide students with motivational support, mentoring and general remedial training support.

You will interact with industry partners external organisations, industry groups and RMIT teaching and administration staff. Your performance will be underpinned by participation in relevant activities which ensure your vocational competence meets and/or exceeds the education level being delivered and assessed.

To be successful in this position, you will meet the following Key Selection Criteria:

  • Extensive experience delivering Pilot Ground Theory Instruction within the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASRs) or Defence Aviation Safety Authority regulatory requirements for Aircrew operations.
  • Knowledge of the aviation and flight training industry and educational principles.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills relevant to teaching and consultancy environments. This includes effective presentation and facilitation skills, and in the use of flexible teaching methods.
  • Skills and experience in competency-based assessment including developing flight training learning resources, working within Learning Management Systems, and blended learning environments.
  • Ability in ensuring current and contemporary vocational competence meets and/or exceeds the education level being delivered and assessed.
  • Capacity to diagnose learning problems in students, propose and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to contribute effectively as a constructive and proactive member of a team.
  • Skills in the use of relevant information and communication technologies, preferably experience using a Learning Management System such as CANVAS and extensive use of Microsoft Office 365 suite of products.



  • Minimum Commercial Pilot Licence (Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating and ATPL CASA exam credits Preferred), or military equivalent.
  • Minimum 500hrs flying experience.
  • AQF6 (Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree) or above Tertiary Qualification

Highly Desirable:

  • TRE/TRI qualified either (current or historically)
  • Current Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40116).

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check. For this position Australian Citizenship will be required.

About the RMIT Aviation Academy

RMIT University has a long-standing legacy in Aviation and Aerospace and for over 80 years has been a trusted partner and global leader in the industry.

The RMIT Aviation Academy is at the forefront of aviation education and innovation, with over 29 years experience in commercial flight training, based at RAAF Base Point Cook, the world oldest continually operating airfield. Harnessing the infrastructure and cross-disciplinary capability across the university, RMIT Aviation Academy is the front door to accessing the knowledge, innovation, skills, and leadership required by individuals, government, and organizations across the global aviation ecosystem.

The RMIT Aviation Academy is an agile enterprise that can respond to skills needs and market opportunities, offering a comprehensive aviation-related curriculum and work integrated learning ethos to aviation professionals across the entire industry eco-system.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link at the top of this page.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Jennifer Pham, Talent Acquisition Advisor via email

Position Description - Aviation Ground Theory Instructor

Please note, if you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click 'apply' and you will be redirected to RMIT's Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

Other Job Opportunities:

We currently have Casual Aviation Ground Theory Instructor positions open:

For more details about the positions and to apply, please visit our RMIT Careers page and search for the corresponding JR number: JR30166

Please note, if you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click 'apply' and you will be redirected to RMIT's Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

Applications close on Sunday 16 June 2024 at 11:59 PM

At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via or visit our Careers page for more contact information -

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


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