Bachelor of Aviation
CQUniversity - Cairns

Course outline

This exciting course prepares students for a career in the aviation industry, either as a professional airline pilot, managing a multi-crew environment, or an aviation professional. The flight operations major, when studied alongside CQU’s Graduate Diploma of Aviation, allows students to study the academic and aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Air Transport Pilot License and Command Instrument Rating. The Graduate Diploma of Aviation represents the flight training aspect and is available for students to study alongside the Bachelor of Aviation, after successfully completing the first term of study and the required interview for entry.

The airline and airport operations major is structured to provide students with industry-relevant professional knowledge in airline and airport management and operations. This major includes aviation-specific and industry-relevant studies in aviation marketing, finance analysis, air freight transportation, resource management and planning and operation. Students will be introduced to the application of safety processes and how they are applied within the aviation industry and the laws that are relevant to airline and airport operations. Throughout the course, students learn to apply your knowledge of aviation management combined with advanced critical thinking skills to solve a range of authentic aviation problems.

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Airline and Airport Operations; Flight Operations.

Other requirements

Students who are wishing to complete the Flight Operations major are required to obtain an Australian Security Identification Card (ASIC) before commencing flying in the second year and maintain that current throughout the course. In addition, students completing this major are required to hold a Class 1 Aviation Medical throughout the course. Students who are wishing to complete the Airline and Airport Operations major may be required to obtain an Australian Security Identification Card (ASIC) to complete AVAT13025 Aviation Placement and AVAT13026 Aviation Capstone Project units. To gain the flight training required to become a commercial pilot, students must complete the Graduate Diploma of Aviation. Applications for the Graduate Diploma are direct to the University. Compulsory Residential Schools are required for the laboratory and presentation components in certain units.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
General English (Units 3 and 4, C); one of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); Physics (Units 3 and 4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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





* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

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.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

This course in conjunction with the Graduate Diploma of Aviation prepares graduates for aviation careers in the air transportation industry as a professional airline pilot. The Airline and Airport Operations major will prepare you for a career as an airline and airport professional.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$9866 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Engineering and Technology
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

3 years Full time

Cairns & Far North Queensland