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Educating aviators for over 25 years

Over the past 25 years Griffith has built an international reputation for graduates that are industry ready through our innovative approach to aviation education. You'll be equipped with the skills needed for lifelong learning in the evolving aviation environment, and introduced to the sciences underpinning the theory and practice of aviation. You'll also study courses in areas such as aviation management, navigation and planning.

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Study aviation at Griffith

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Australia's most highly recognised Aviation program

Griffith works closely with industry to develop degrees to meet the needs of business now and into the future. We have strong links with the major airlines and are world leaders in aviation research. Our Aviation Industry Advisory board ensures that our degrees include knowledge and skills that are up-to-date and in-demand by industry.

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Career pathways

Our Bachelor of Aviation combined with our Graduate Diploma of Flight Management provides the qualifications and flight training required to become a commercial pilot. This is offered through our contracted flight training provider Basair, Australia's largest flying school. Our graduates go on to work for regional, national and international carriers.

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Double degree options

You can choose to combine your aviation degree with a Bachelor of Information Technology or a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). With an aviation double degree, you'll graduate with two clear career pathways and a unique skill set that will set you apart in the aviation industry.

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Connections with industry

Build your professional network with our Mentoring Aviators Through Educational Support (MATES) program. MATES is open to our undergraduate aviation students, providing professional development and peer mentoring opportunities in a social environment. You'll hear from guest speakers across various aviation professions and gain practical insights

Qantas Future Pilot Program

The Qantas Group Future Pilot Program (QFPP) is open to eligible aviation students at Griffith University.

The program provides aviation students with access to experienced pilots during their degree, a talent development program and selected students will be invited to complete an airline pathway program (subject to operational requirements*).

Successful graduates will transition to employment with QantasLink where they will complete their training under the supervision of QantasLink’s experienced training team and become qualified as First Officers flying the airline’s Dash 8 200/300 or Q400 fleet.

To be eligible to be considered for the program, students need to hold a GPA of 5.0 or above for the duration of their studies, and Australian work rights.

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*Please note the airline pathway program is temporarily closed in response to the impact of COVID-19 on airline operations

Qantas group pilot academy

In partnership with the Qantas Group Pilot Academy and Griffith University, aviation students have a preferential pathway to complete their practical aviation training at the Academy.

The Qantas Group Pilot Academy is committed to providing a high standard of training delivered in an inclusive and supportive environment. The goal of the academy is to produce industry-ready pilots with a strong focus on safety. Training is facilitated by Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) with support from the Qantas Group to provide an outstanding student experience.

Over 52 weeks a student will complete their Commercial Pilot Licence, Multi-engine Instrument Rating, ATPL theory subjects and Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) course to complement their Griffith University aviation degree.

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Danica Henderson

Graduate Diploma of Flight Management

Qantas Link Assistant Flight Training Manager, Captain Danica Henderson, says the dynamic, career-focused and supportive nature of her Griffith degree helped ensure her success. 'The fast-paced nature of the degree at Griffith helped prepare me for a dynamic career and has helped ensure my success thus far,' she says.

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Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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Career outcomes

The Bachelor of Aviation together with the Graduate Diploma of Flight Management will allow graduates to be ready to work in the aviation industry as a commercial pilot. Graduates of these programs will find employment opportunities in charter work, regional airlines, flight instruction (theory and practical), aerial services (agricultural spraying, aerial surveying and photography), management, research and human resource management, and in government organisations such as Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the Australian Defence Force (in first officer positions)

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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