Learn at your own pace with the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Flying, which can be taken full or part time. During your coursework, you'll cover the Multi-Crew-Coordination and Aeroplane Systems training required to operate an airline-category aeroplane.
 

Faculty
Faculty of Science
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Graduate Diploma in Advanced Flying
Commencing Terms
Summer Term, Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
1 Year(s)

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Flying is designed to meet the needs of anyone seeking a career as an airline pilot. This program provides you with the ground and simulator training required by airlines for pilots prior to type endorsement. The core training involves concepts and practices of Multi-Crew-Coordination and the training in Aeroplane Systems required for you to operate an airline-category aeroplane as a pilot.

This Diploma also includes four related aviation postgraduate theory courses. You will learn about aviation safety management systems, human factors, accident investigation techniques, airworthiness for transport category aircraft and flight deck ops. The duration of this one-year program depends on the pattern of attendance, which can be full-time or part-time; it is one year if studied full time but can be undertaken on a part-time basis.
 

Why study at UNSW?

If you plan to get your Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) and have passed your theory component, this is a flexible or intensive way to master the practical component of Multi-Crew Coordination required for the licence.
 

Program Code
5545
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
48
Indicative Enrolments
10

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Entry requirements

1. Commercial Pilot Licence and a Command Instrument Rating (Multi-Engine), ATPL theory subjects; and

2. Be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident; and

3. Provide a CV; and

4. Attend an interview with Head of School or Nominee to ascertain background and motivation. (if not QantasLink Approved)

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

(1) Commercial Pilot Licence and a Command Instrument Rating (Multi-Engine), ATPL theory subjects; and (2) Be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident; and (3) Provide a CV; and (4) Attend an interview with Head of School or Nominee to ascertain background and motivation. (if not QantasLink Approved)

English language requirements​


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Study areas

Full program structure

Future careers

  • Cabin Crew Manager
  • Flight Crew Scheduler
  • Flying Instructor 
  • Pilot

 

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the [UNSW fees website](https://student.unsw.edu.au/fees). Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$46,920*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$46,920*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the [UNSW fees website](https://student.unsw.edu.au/fees). Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below. Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit [UNSW International](< http://www.international.unsw.edu.au/fees>).

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$50,280*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$50,280*

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