Students obtain project management, airline and airport operations, international aviation law and safety management systems knowledge required for the aviation industry. The flight operations major allows students to undertake flight training within the degree requirements. This program includes professional development workshops where students can develop employability skills, deepen their understanding of aviation professional culture, and gain industry insight from aviation experts. Graduates in the flight operations major obtain the flying skills and knowledge to meet the Civil Aviation Safety Authority requirements of the Australian Commercial Pilot Licence. For more program information, visit Bachelor of Aviation at UniSQ.
Students undertake their flight training with a flight school that is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), offering the applicable VET diploma:
Diploma of Aviation (commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane or Helicopter). Eligible students may be able to access VET Student Loans.
Aviation management; flight operations.
While this is not an admission requirement to the program, students planning to undertake the Flight Operations Major will have to hold a Class 1 Medical Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, as this is one of the regulatory requirements to hold a Commercial Pilot Licence. It is highly recommended that students investigate their ability to hold an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) and/or pass all required security checks as some organisations such as airports require employees to satisfy security clearances as a condition of employment. Appropriate advice will be provided to students during their first academic year.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to UniSQ’s website.
English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)
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Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
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Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Graduates from the Flight Operations major are qualified to enter the aviation industry as a commercial pilot. Subject to additional flying experience, graduates will find employment opportunities in airlines, general aviation (e.g., charter and flight instruction), or in other supporting roles. Graduates from the Aviation Management major will be equipped to undertake a variety of operational, support and leadership roles in the aviation industry.
11 Jan 2024
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time