UNSW has become the first university in Australia approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to provide advanced flight training that prepares pilots to fly modern jet aircraft and operate in multi-pilot crews.
Advanced flight training, which will include Multi-Crew Coordination (MCC) and Aeroplane Systems, will be provided as part of a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Flying, with the MCC and systems courses also to be approved by CASA.
Advanced flight training at UNSW to prepare pilots for type endorsement by airlines will be conducted on two newly purchased state-of-the-art flight training devices installed at UNSW’s Flying Operations Unit at Bankstown Airport.
The development complements a new partnership between UNSW Aviation and QantasLink, which gives UNSW flying students the unique opportunity to prepare for possible future selection by QantasLink for training as First Officers.
Check out UNSW School of Aviation webpage: http://www.aviation.unsw.edu.au/
Job as a Pilot in Australia
Usually new pilots are only considered for employment with an airline after completing a minimum of 1000 hours of flying, which is most often gained by working as a flying instructor or in a remote area conducting single-pilot charter.