Bachelor of Business and Enterprise (Aviation Management) and Commercial Pilot Licence – Southern Cross University

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Sicily, Italy

Bremen, Germany

Dubai, UAE

Hyderabad, India

Istanbul, Turkey

Lismore, Australia

Gold Coast, Australia

Beirut, Lebanon

Montpellier, France

Total course 3 years

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Southern Cross University and Airways Aviation have teamed up to offer you a university qualification with the addition of a fully accredited CASA Commercial Pilot License.

Get a university qualification with Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Business and Enterprise (Aviation Management) degree

Southern Cross University is committed to cultivating the next generation of leaders in the global aviation industry.

Southern Cross University, the only Australian university situated adjacent to an international airport, provides the perfect setting for students who want a tailor-made start to their aviation career.

The aviation industry is one of the most dynamic industries on Earth. As technology develops and demand increases, the core skills required by the aviation industry have diversified. Pilots and aviation management professionals need critical reasoning, communication and management skills required to thrive in a complex, highly competitive, global industry.

Southern Cross University provides flexible options to study the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise (Aviation Management).

Incorporate a fully accredited Commercial Pilot’s Licence into your aviation management degree by completing year two at one of our partner pilot training centres and year one and three at Southern Cross University.

What could my aviation management program look like in each year?

First year
Includes units in:

Applied ethics and sustainability
Statistical analysis
Introduction to business law
Managing organisations
Accounting and finance for business
Economics for decision making
Communication in organisations
Marketing principles.

Second year
Students undertake their commercial pilot training with our approved pilot training centres.

Third year
Students return to Southern Cross University to complete their studies in:

Human factors in aviation
International tourism destinations
Competitive strategy
Aviation management
Airport management
Issues in aviation
Services in marketing
International business

*Please note specific units are subject to change.

Location: Southern Cross University Gold Coast
CRICOS: 089780J
Start: February, June and October
Duration: 3 years
Units: 24*
Annual Tuition Fee: $26,800**

*8 units of advanced standing will be granted on successful completion of the Diploma of Aviation.

** All fees are in Australian Dollars, correct at time of printing and subject to change without notice (March 2021). In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance and pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) and indicative non-tuition fee of $1000 for textbooks, stationery and sundry costs.

Airways Aviation:

Become a qualified commercial pilot with Airways Aviation

The Airways Aviation Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) and Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) is approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and has been designed in conjunction with industry experts.

Upon completion graduates have the skills and knowledge needed to fly as a professional pilot. The Airways Aviation Diploma of Aviation (CPL) comprises two pilot license types issued as students achieve the required level of skill:

  1. Private Pilot License (PPL)
  2. Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

Our Diploma of Aviation (IR) offers advanced flight training conducted on a multi-engine class aeroplane.

A double diploma in flight training

A minimum of 190 hours flying including at least:

  • 70 hours as pilot in command
  • 20 hours cross country as pilot in command
  • 10 hours instrument flight time
  • 10 hours dual instrument in-flight
  • 5 hours night flight including 1 hour solo circuits

  • Qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 12, with the required entry grade
  • English language comparable to Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
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