School of Aviation UNSW

School of Aviation UNSW

9 Aircraft Flight School part of University of New South Wales offering Pilot Training Courses including a Pilot Training Program with QantasLink


Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi Engine, Flight Instructor course

International Students


Aircraft fleet number


Aircraft fleet

6 Diamond DA-40, 1 Diamond DA-42, 1 Cessna 182RG, 1 Piper PA-44 Seminole


Pacific Simulators PS4.5 FTD, Frasca G1000, Aerosim Flat Panel Systems Trainer for Training on Bombardier DASH-8 Q400

Airline Partnership


Financing partner

Domestic Student Loan up to $4000


Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Entry Requirements

18 years of age and hold an appropriate immigration visa, Class 1/2 medical, willing to undergo an Aviation Security Identity Card (ASIC) check, English Language 5.5 IELTS or TOEFL 530 (paper based)

The School of Aviation UNSW, based in Sydney, delivers flight training and associated flight simulator and theory training.  The School of Aviation UNSW is a partner of QantasLink since 2015 providing the airline with First Officers for the Dash-8 Fleet. In order to become a "QantasLink Approved Student" students will first need to be enrolled in the Bachelor of Aviation (Flying) or the Graduate Diploma in Flying.

School of Aviation UNSW consists of a core of permanent staff members, together with a large number of affiliated academics and aviation staff actively involved with delivering School of Aviation UNSW degree programs and undertaking research.

School of Aviation UNSW own six single engine Diamond DA-40 training aeroplanes, one twin engine DA-42, a Cessna 182RG and a Piper PA-44 Seminole for airborne research. Flying training and airborne research is conducted from School of Aviation UNSW Flying Operations Unit at Bankstown Airport.

School of Aviation UNSW offer a selection of programs and services to serve the aviation industry. Degree programs range from the Bachelor of Aviation (flying and management streams) to School of Aviation UNSW Masters and Doctorate programs and are available in a range of different delivery modes. Whether student want to be a pilot, airport or airline manager, or work in government, the School of Aviation has a program that suits anyone.

Students from the Bachelor of Aviation Program tend to come directly from high school and attend the University on a full time basis, although it is also possible to study management part time. A number of students study for the degree whilst working within the industry. Some second year students also spend up to three months completing work-experience with major airlines during their vacations.

Recent graduates from the Bachelor of Aviation have found jobs all over Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Pilots from School of Aviation UNSW Flying program have found instructing and charter work, especially in the Northern Territory and Western Australia with many having been accepted into Qantas, Virgin Australia, Rex, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, and Singapore Airlines. Management stream graduates have found jobs within the likes of Qantas, British Airways, Airport Coordination Australia, Asiana Airlines, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Airservices Australia and IATA.

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