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Bachelor of Aviation (Commercial Pilot)

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The Bachelor of Aviation (Commercial Pilot) at CQUniversity Australia 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.

In this Aviation (Commercial Pilot) at CQUniversity Australia, 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.

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years full-time
Intake: March, July
Tuition Fee: AUD 39 120 per year
Location: Cairns


When you graduate with the Bachelor of Aviation (Commercial Pilot) at CQUniversity Australia 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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Innovative Course Design

CQUniversity has developed an innovative suite of Aviation courses that combine academic and aeronautical knowledge with the necessary flight training to enable students to apply for various licences and ratings.

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At CQUniversity, we provide the right mix of theory and practical experiences to ensure you graduate work ready. We achieve this via a work integrated learning approach with flight training included as part of the curriculum.

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