Graduate Diploma of Rotary Wing Flight Management

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





13 months full-time

Credit points


Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree; CASA medical certificate; ARN; Aptitude assessment and Interview


Offered in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2020 (more)

Applications close

Friday, 31 January 2020

Why choose this program?

The aim and focus of the program is to prepare students for a career in the aviation industry by developing their knowledge and skills in the practical aspects of commercial aircraft operations coupled with appropriate technical qualifications for industry employment. The core knowledge and skills gained through the program provide a platform for lifelong learning in a rapidly changing industry.

Besides achieving the essential basic pilot qualifications for employment in the industry, the additional 'industry ready' focus is on developing the high level flight management and personal skills required for transition to a flying career in helicopter operations.

On successful completion of the program students will qualify for a rotary wing Commercial Pilot Licence and a rotary wing Instrument Rating.

Attendance information

The Graduate Diploma of Rotary Wing Flight Management is offered off-campus at a contracted flight training provider organisation.

This Graduate Diploma practical program includes eight Flight Practicums, offered in three teaching trimesters (Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3), which allows students to progress through the practical program at an accelerated rate to comply with aviation industry training requirements. Attendance is full time at the approved flight training provider from commencement date.

A Leave of Absence is not approved for this program.

Candidates must make themselves available for the practical program when scheduled by Griffith University or the approved service provider. Availability will include all Griffith University trimesters, weekdays, weekends and public holidays. Failure to do so will result in exit from the Graduate Diploma of Rotary Wing Flight Management subject to compliance with Griffith University policy.

My career opportunities

You will have the necessary technical qualifications and flight management skills coupled with a well-recognised tertiary qualification to enable you seek immediate employment as a commercial pilot.

Professional recognition

Pilot licences and ratings are issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)..