The new arrangements between UNSW and QantasLink represent an exciting opportunity for those who have aspirations to be a QantasLink pilot. Please see the Joint UNSW-QantasLink Press release dated 6th August 2015, which may be downloaded here.
UNSW Aviation Flying students of local residence category can now apply to become ‘QantasLink Approved Students’ during their degree, which means their progress will be observed by the airline throughout their studies, they will be mentored by experienced QantasLink pilots and, if successful, will be considered for employment by QantasLink straight after graduation. In order to apply to become 'QantasLink Approved Students', students will firstly need to be enrolled in the Bachelor of Aviation (Flying) (Program code 3980) or the Graduate Diploma in Flying (Program Code 5536), and be actively undertaking flying training in one of these programs. For the Bachelor of Aviation Flying program, students who apply to UNSW through UAC are expected to also contact the School concurrent with their UAC application to participate in an interview. Please refer to the UAC guide 2015-16 page 473. Further information about the BAv (Flying) is available here.
New Graduate Diploma in Advanced Flying
UNSW Aviation is also offering a new Graduate Diploma in Advanced Flying program. Diploma students will learn multi-crew coordination, meaning they learn how to operate as part of an airline crew, and advanced systems and navigation training specifically for the Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 passenger aircraft and be prepared as a competitive applicant for QantasLink employment consideration. These courses are not offered by any other Australian university. To undertake this training students will need to enter The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Flying (Program Code 5545). This program is fully explained in the flier which may be downloaded here.
How to apply for the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Flying
Please click here to see how to apply for the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Flying.