Bachelor of Aviation

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time
equivalent offered over 2 years

Credit points


Indicative fee

$9,527.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements


OP 2019


Rank 2019

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2


  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths A or B (4SA)

VET Guarantee

If you receive a VET and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

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.

Attendance information

Standard program

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.

Professional Entry pathway

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.

Student Income Support

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.

My career opportunities

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).

Pathways to further study

The Bachelor of Aviation provides a pathway to the following programs:

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Aviation (1517)

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.

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