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Bachelor of Aviation
University of Southern Queensland - Toowoomba

Course outline

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.

Other requirements

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.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to UniSQ’s website.

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)

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Career opportunities

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.

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Start Date
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15 Jan 2024

Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Business and Tourism
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Darling Downs & South West QLD
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