OR VET qualification
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
Griffith University has one of Australia's largest and most highly recognised aviation teaching programs. Over the past 25 years teaching in this field, we have built an international reputation for graduates who are industry ready. Our aviation staff have strong industry ties and some are world leaders in aviation research.
The Bachelor of Aviation is a two-year, accelerated degree allowing students to progress more quickly into a flying career.
You will be introduced to the sciences underpinning the theory and practice of aviation. You will also study courses in areas such as navigation, safety management systems and the human factors in aviation. Through the Bachelor of Aviation, you will develop the skills needed for lifelong learning in the evolving aviation environment.
The Bachelor of Aviation together with the Graduate Diploma of Flight Management will allow graduates to be ready to work in the aviation industry as a commercial pilot.
The Trimester 2 intake is only available to students completing a Professional Entry pathway.
The program is available full-time on-campus at Nathan. The program is only offered in an accelerated mode over two years and includes 3 trimesters. Courses are offered on-campus at the Nathan campus although some courses may be offered in external mode or via the internet (fully online) with no requirements for on-campus attendance.
As a full-time student you will generally attend 15-20 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.
The Professional Entry pathway is offered online. Students will be able to access course materials, participate in learning activities, lodge assessment items and access support services via Learning@Griffith. Access to a reliable computer with internet connection is essential.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
The Bachelor of Aviation will prepare you for employment in the aviation industry and, together with the Graduate Diploma of Flight Management, for work as a commercial pilot.
The Qantas Future Pilot Program (QFPP) is open to all Bachelor of Aviation students and provides students with mentoring from experienced pilots during their degree. Graduates of the QFPP may be selected to transition to employment with QantasLink.
Our graduates have been successful in gaining a range of flying and management positions with organisations such as Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Jetstar, Qantas, Regional Express and Virgin Australia as well as Airservices Australia and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
You will also be able to apply the skills acquired in your degree to many areas of the aviation industry such as management, research and human resource management. You will find employment opportunities in charter work, regional airlines, flight instruction (theory and practical), aerial services (agricultural spraying, aerial surveying and photography), airline and airport management, research, human resource management and in government organisations such as CASA and the Australian Defence Force (in first officer positions).
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2020||Fee Band 32.5||$406.25||$32,500.00|
|2019||Fee Band 31.5||$393.75||$31,500.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.