Bachelor of Aviation (Commercial Pilot) - CL29
If your career aspiration is to become a professional commercial airline pilot capable of managing a multi-crew environment, then the Bachelor of Aviation (Commercial Pilot) will prepare you for this. The degree will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience to satisfy requirements for Commercial Pilot Licence and Command Instrument Rating, and to become a commercial pilot.
The Bachelor of Aviation (Commercial Pilot) will be packaged with an Aviation English course – Test of English for Aviation Preparation
3 years full-time
OP English, Physics and Mathematics
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 of the training aerodrome. You will learn about the physics of aviation, flight planning, navigation, performance, loading and operations pertaining to small general aviation aircraft. You will calculate basic flight plans and fuel plans. You will also study meteorological, and navigational factors that affect flying, such as aerodrome forecasts and area forecasts. You will develop knowledge of planning flights on navigational charts and airspace requirements. You will also be introduced to 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||19||Major Units||None|
You are required to complete a total of 19 core units.
- Basic Aeronautical Knowledge
- Basic Aeronautical Practice
- Aviation Physics
- Aviation Law
- Flight Planning, Performance and Operation (Private Pilot Licence)
- Aeronautical Flight Practice 1
- Aeronautical Flight Practice 2
- Aerodynamics (Commercial Pilot Licence)
- General Aeronautical Knowledge (Commercial Pilot Licence)
- Meteorology (Commercial Pilot Licence)
- Navigation (Commercial Pilot Licence)
- Aeronautical Flight Practice 3
- Flight Planning, Performance and Loading (Commercial Pilot Licence)
- Aviation Human Factors (Commercial Pilot Licence)
- Instrument Flight Rules and Procedures
- Aeronautical Flight Practice 4
- Advanced Aeronautical Flight Practice 1
- Advanced Aeronautical Flight Practice 2
- Advanced Aeronautical Flight Practice 3
|First Year||Fly solo in the circuit area and training area of the training aerodrome|
|Second Year (First Half)||Recreational Pilot Licence||Fly a single-engine aircraft within 40km of the airfield|
|Second Year (Second Half)||Private Pilot Licence||Start your navigation training and visit multiple aerodromes in regional and outback Australia|
|Third Year||Commercial Pilot Licence and Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating||Accumulate 100 hours of Pilot In Command (PIC) flight experience|
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, and able to supply a logbook for review, we will be able to undertake a competency assessment for evaluation.
Explore our suite of aviation courses that prepare you for a career as a pilot or working in the airline industry. As an aviation student, you will learn from experienced lecturers and be supported by the latest in learning technology. Through simulations, and a range of flight training opportunities you will graduate with the skills, knowledge and experience to reach your aviation career aspirations.
YOUR FLIGHT TRAINING
The Graduate Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot) includes a total of 227.3 hours of flight training. This is broken into 207.3 hours of flight time and 20 hours simulator time. Within your flight time, you will have 100 hours of pilot in command time and 46 hours of instrument time. Upon successful completion of your flight training, you should meet the academic requirements to obtain your Australian Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and a Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR).
Your basic flight training will be delivered at Innisfail Aerodrome on four place Cessna 172 aircraft, and the more advanced flight training will be delivered at Cairns International Airport on an advanced single engine Cessna 172RG or Cessna 182, and twin engine Beechcraft Baron, Piper Seminole or similar twin engine aeroplanes.
STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES
The CQUniversity Cairns Aviation Centre is located at the Cairns International Airport. The facility imbeds CQUniversity students within the dynamic aviation industry in North Queensland. Our students have access to a twin jet airliner flight simulator located at the Cairns Aviation Centre. Training on the simulator will be embedded in the theory lessons so you gain a better understanding or aerodynamics and performance.
As an aviation student, you will benefit from CQUniversity’s industry partnerships that broaden not only your career opportunities but your connections and networks.
Our partnership with Aviation Australia provides you with the opportunity to undertake a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Multi-Crew Cooperation Course (MCC) in the third year of your Bachelor of Aviation (Flight Operations). A CASA-approved MCC course is a requirement to operate as a pilot in a multi-crew flight.
You may also benefit from our partnership with Hinterland Aviation that provides a pathway from a pilot career with a regional airline to a major national airline within two years of graduating. Our agreement with Cairns’ regional airline, provides opportunities for you to apply for a position with Hinterland Aviation after graduating from your aviation study with CQUniversity. Then after a period of two years, you will have the opportunity to apply for a position with Virgin Australia.
|Term 1 - 2022||Cairns|
|Term 2 - 2022||Cairns|
Not applicable to this course.
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
An offer of admission into the course will be conditional on a student passing: a Civil Aviation Safety Authority approved Aviation English Language Proficiency Test; and obtaining a Class 1 Aviation Medical and an Australian Security Identification Card, in Term 1 of the first year. These must be obtained at the student's expense. Please visit the CQUniversity international student webpages for additional information.
Students must be able to hold an Australian Security Identification Card.
Students must be able to hold an Australian Class 1 Aviation Medical.
OP English, Physics and Mathematics
Please note the following important information:
- Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
- Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
- Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
- The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
- Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
- It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
- The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
- Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
- Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
- International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).
Please refer to our international course fees page.
Scholarships are not applicable for this course.