The Associate Degree of Aviation (Flight Operations) will prepare you for a career as a commercial pilot. You will gain the academic and aeronautical knowledge 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 unmanned aerial vehicles as well as the physics of aviation and basic aeronautics. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer programming as well as the laws that are relevant to aviation.
During your second year, you will learn the aerodynamics, aeronautical knowledge, meteorology, navigation, flight planning, and weight and balance required by a commercial pilot. You will learn about the human factors that impact commercial pilots. You will also cover flight planning and navigation both visually and using instruments.If you wish to become a commercial pilot you will need to complete the Graduate Diploma of Aviation (Flight Operations) in addition to the Associate Degree of Aviation (Flight Operations). All practical flight training components after your first solo flight are delivered in the Graduate Diploma of Aviation (Flight Operations). You will not be eligible for enrolment in the Graduate Diploma of Aviation (Flight Operations) until you have successfully completed the first term of the Associate Degree of Aviation (Flight Operations). Please check the Student Handbook for detailed information regarding the Graduate Diploma of Aviation (Flight Operations).
This course prepares you for aviation careers in the air transportation industry as a commercial pilot.
When you graduate with the Associate Degree of Aviation (Flight Operations) you will meet the aeronautical knowledge requirements for careers as a commercial pilot in the air transportation industry. When studied in conjunction with CQUniversity’s Graduate Diploma of Aviation (Flight Operations) you would normally be legally qualified to work as a professional commercial pilot and have access to aviation careers in the air transportation industry, or a cadetship/traineeship offered by some airlines. You may also be eligible to apply for the Australian Defence Force which recruits potential pilots for all services. 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.
|Duration||2 years full-time or 4 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||96|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Undergraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||ADAvFlightOps|
|AQF Level||Level 6: Associate Degree|
|Rank Threshold||SR 60 | ATAR 60|
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:
English test results remain valid for o more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||CL11 - Diploma of Aviation (Flight Operations)|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Compulsory Residential School||Compulsory residential schools will be required for the laboratory and presentation components in certain units.|
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Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting email@example.com. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence|
|6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 13||Total credit points: 96|
After successfully completing Term 1 of Year 1 you will be able to make an appointment to see the Head of Course to determine your suitability to enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Aviation (Flight Operations). After successfully completing the first year of the ADAv (Flight Operations) you will be able to exit with a Diploma of Aviation (Flight Operations).
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|AVAT11002||Basic Aeronautical Knowledge|
|AVAT11003||Basic Aeronautical Practice|
|AVAT11004||Unmanned Aerial Vehicles|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|AVAT12006||Aerodynamics (Commercial Pilot Licence)|
|AVAT12007||General Aeronautical Knowledge (Commercial Pilot Licence)|
|AVAT12009||Navigation (Commercial Pilot Licence)|
|AVAT12008||Meteorology (Commercial Pilot Licence)|
|AVAT12010||Flight Planning, Performance and Loading (Commercial Pilot Licence)|
|AVAT12011||Aviation Human Factors (Commercial Pilot Licence)|
|AVAT12012||Instrument Flight Rules and Procedures|