114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700
CRICOS course code: 097033M
Level of study: Undergraduate
The Bachelor of Aviation (Commercial Pilot) will prepare you for a career as a commercial pilot. In this course, you will gain the aeronautical knowledge and experience required to achieve a Commercial Pilot Licence and Command Instrument Rating. In the first year of your study, you will fly solo in the circuit area and training area of the training aerodrome. You will learn about unmanned aerial vehicles as well as the physics of aviation and basic aeronautics. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer programming as well as the laws that are relevant to aviation. During your second year, you should be eligible to apply for your first pilot licence, the Recreational Pilot Licence, and start your navigation training. You will learn the aerodynamics, aeronautics, meteorology, navigation, flight planning and loading required by a commercial pilot. You will learn about the human factors that impact commercial pilots. Flight planning and navigation, both visually and using instruments, are also covered. Towards the end of the second year you should be eligible to apply for your Private Pilot Licence and start your Commercial Pilot Licence training. During your third year you will complete your Command Instrument Rating training and your Commercial Pilot Licence training and you should be eligible to apply for your Commercial Pilot Licence and Command Instrument Rating.
Core units 20
Electives - None
Major units - None
Minor units - None
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES
When you graduate with the Bachelor of Aviation (Commercial Pilot) you will meet the aeronautical knowledge and experience requirements for careers as a commercial pilot in the air transportation industry. You would normally be legally qualified to work as a commercial pilot and have access to aviation careers in the air transportation industry, or a cadetship/ traineeship offered by some airlines. With additional flight training you can explore opportunities in general aviation such as; flight instructing, tourism operations and agricultural operations such as mustering and crop spraying.
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Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or completion of AQF Certificate IV or equivalent; or completion of an approved university foundation studies program.
IELTS Academic: 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5
TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17
Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) / Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 154).