CQUniversity Australia

Bachelor of Aviation - Commercial Pilot

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

Open to International students only, the Bachelor of Aviation (Commercial Pilot) will prepare you for a career as a commercial pilot. In this course, you will gain the aeronautical knowledge and experience required to achieve a Commercial Pilot Licence and Command Instrument Rating. In the first year of your study, 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.During your second year, you should be eligible to apply for your first pilot licence, the Recreational Pilot Licence, and start your navigation training. You will learn the aerodynamics, aeronautics, meteorology, navigation, flight planning and loading required by a commercial pilot. You will learn about the human factors that impact commercial pilots. Flight planning and navigation, both visually and using instruments, are also covered. Towards the end of the second year, you should be eligible to apply for your Private Pilot Licence and start your Commercial Pilot Licence training.During your third year, you will complete your Command Instrument Rating training and your Commercial Pilot Licence training and you should be eligible to apply for your Commercial Pilot Licence and Command Instrument Rating.


19 units (144 credit points)


  • Aviation commercial pilot

Standard entry requirements

  • English RequirementEnglish TestIELTS Academic 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5TOEFL Internet-based Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17Pearson Test of English Academic Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46Other requirementsAn offer of admission into the course will be conditional on a student passing: a Civil Aviation Safety Authority approved Aviation English Language Proficiency Test
  • And obtaining a Class 1 Aviation Medical and an Australian Security Identification Card, in Term 1 of the first year. These must be obtained at the student's expense. Please visit the CQUniversity international student webpages for additional information.Security RequirementsStudents must be able to hold an Australian Security Identification Card.Health RequirementsStudents must be able to hold an Australian Class 1 Aviation Medical.Assumed KnowledgeOP English, Physics and Mathematics

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
CQUniversity Cairns International: $123,120 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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