This professional program provides an in-depth understanding of the principles and concepts of the aviation system, its components, aircraft operations, and support and enabling processes. In addition, the program equips graduates with a broad and coherent understanding of human performance issues within the aviation system. The Qantas Group Future Pilot Program is available to high-achieving USQ students studying the Bachelor of Aviation (Flight Operations major). Graduates in the Flight Operations major are provided with the requisite flying skills and knowledge to meet the Civil Aviation Safety Authority requirements of the Australian Commercial Pilot Licence and Instrument Rating or international equivalent.

Course Fee:

International: $69,600

Entry Requirements:

Academic Entry Criteria: Year 12 English (4 SA) or equivalent; Assumed Knowledge expectations: Year 12 Mathematics A (4 SA) or equivalent; English Language Proficiency category 2. If the English language requirements are not met students may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


24 units

Subjects you can Study:

Aviation management; Flight operations

Study Pathways:

Students may be eligible for up to 16 units of credit on the basis of successful completion of relevant, equivalent undergraduate study from a recognised university or institution offering equivalent study. Students may be permitted to exit with the Associate Degree of Aviation providing they have completed the course requirements of the program.


Flight operations major: professional pilot qualifications issued by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Springfield No info No Full time 3 years
Springfield No info No Part time 6 years

Why study with us

Redefining flexible and online study, we are determined to prepare you for today’s competitive workforce. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

Study options

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 70 per cent of our students who choose to study online with us. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

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If you’re looking to gain the skills and confidence to prepare for university study, look no further than one of our pathway programs.  

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