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Take to the skies and gain your qualification as a commercial airline pilot by studying Flight Operations at UniSQ. Under the guidance of our highly experienced aviation lecturers, you’ll gain the critical skills needed to pursue your passion for flying and set you apart in this highly competitive field. 

  • Undertake practical experience in your very first year of study with UniSQ's advanced, world-class flight simulator. 
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to apply to the prestigious Qantas Group Future Pilot Program
  • Gain extensive technical and non-technical Aviation skills including multi-crew cooperation, safety management systems and international aviation
  • Upon successful completion, you’ll earn your Commercial Pilot Licence from the Australian Civil Aviation Authority.

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What is a Flight Operations degree?
A Flight Operations degree at UniSQ is an Aviation specialised program designed to equip you with the critical skills necessary to pursue a career as a commercial airline pilot. Under the guidance of highly experienced aviation lecturers, students enrolled in the flight operations course learn both technical and non-technical aviation skills, including multi-crew cooperation, safety management systems, and international aviation. This degree will set you apart in the aviation field, preparing you for a successful career as a commercial airline pilot. 
Why study Fight Operations at UniSQ?
Studying a Flight Operations course at UniSQ allows you to gain practical experience from the very first year. Our degrees are guided by experienced aviation lecturers who will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the highly competitive field of aviation. This includes training on UniSQ's advanced, world-class flight simulator, which forms a crucial part of the commercial pilot course, helping students gain hands-on experience necessary for a career in aviation.
What qualifications will I gain from studying Flight Operations at UniSQ?
Upon successful completion of the Flight Operations degree at UniSQ, students earn a Commercial Pilot Licence from the Australian Civil Aviation Authority. This qualification enables you to pursue a career as a commercial airline pilot.
What opportunities are available through the Qantas Group Future Pilot Program?
The Qantas Group Future Pilot Program is a prestigious initiative that students have the opportunity to apply for while studying a Flight Operations degree at UniSQ. This involves mentorship and potential career opportunities with Qantas, allowing you to connect with industry professionals who are currently working in the field.
What skills will I acquire through studying Flight Operations at UniSQ?

Acquire extensive technical and non-technical aviation skills.

Technical skills:

  • Flight planning and navigation.
  • Aircraft systems management.
  • Multi-crew cooperation.

Non-technical skills:

  • Communication skill.
  • Crisis management and problem-solving.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Leadership and teamwork.
  • Adaptability. 
What are the career opportunities for graduates with Flight Operations degrees?

Graduating of a Flight Operations course from UniSQ can enjoy a variety of career opportunities, including:

  • commercial airline pilot
  • flight instructor
  • flight operations manager
  • air traffic controller
  • aircraft maintenance engineer
  • aviation safety inspector
  • aerospace project engineer. 
Are flexible study options available?
UniSQ understands the need for flexibility in our Flight Operations degrees. We provide a range of study options to cater to diverse needs, including on-campus, external, and online learning formats depending on the degree you choose. Whether you prefer to study your degree part-time or full-time, we offer the flexibility to balance your education with other commitments.
How does UniSQ assist students in preparing for the Commercial Pilot Licence examination by the Australian Civil Aviation Authority?
We assist you in preparing for the Commercial Pilot Licence examination by the Australian Civil Aviation Authority through comprehensive training that includes both technical and non-technical aviation skills. The training, part of the commercial pilot licence course, is guided by experienced aviation lecturers, and upon successful completion of the program, students earn their Commercial Pilot Licence from the Australian Civil Aviation Authority.

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