The Bachelor of Aviation will equip you for a professional career as a commercial pilot. You will undertake commercial flying training at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, located at Moorabbin Airport, to obtain your Commercial Pilot Licence and operate a multi-crew jet aircraft. Additional elective flying qualifications are available. You will study the theory units required by CASA up to and including Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) standard, as well as studies in aviation human factors, aviation management and aviation technology.

Course Fee:

Australian: $28,077

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL); and Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 20 in Mathematical Methods. Prior to selection, all shortlisted candidates are required to attend an interview and skills assessment test, conducted at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in late November. Although not an entry requirement, students must also satisfy the statutory Class 1 medical requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority if undertaking practical flying training to commercial level.

Structure:

300 credit points comprising: 10 Core units (100 credit points); 8 units for Major (100 credit points); 6 units for Other studies (100 credit points).

Subjects you can Study:

Aviation

Study Pathways:

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Further information:

Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning program provides students with opportunities to gain invaluable skills and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can also earn credit towards their degree. Choose from 6- or 12-month professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. Note: Some Work Integrated Learning opportunities are not available to international students due to visa restrictions.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Aviation is structured to meet the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requirements for Private Pilot Licence, Commercial Pilot Licence and Air Transport Pilot Licence theory examination for aeroplanes.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Related Careers:

Pilot,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn 60.8 No Full time 3 years
Higher Education Hawthorn 60.8 No Part time

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