The Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Piloting) consists of a total of four units (50 credit points). Units normally carry 12.5 credit points. In each academic year, eight units normally constitute a full-time load of 100 credit points. The delivery of the course however is integrated with either the Bachelor of Aviation or Bachelor of Aviation / Bachelor of Business and course progression is dependent on prerequisite units in both the Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Piloting) and the bachelor courses. Course progression can be accelerated (subject to meeting unit prerequisites) through the utilisation of both Summer and Winter Terms in addition to the semesters.
The course is designed to be completed part-time over a three year period when undertaken concurrently with either of the bachelor courses. Total student contact hours, including on ground briefings and flying practicums will vary in different semesters.
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Piloting), students must complete four units (50 credit points) minimum, comprising:
- 3 core Aviation Practical Studies units (37.5 credit points)
- 1 elective Aviation Practical Studies unit minimum (at least 12.5 credit points), with the option of undertaking additional electives from this group
Additionally, units of study from the Optional Additional Aviation Practical Studies may be undertaken to address substandard competency standards at the completion of the allocated training hours.
Note: Students must maintain an active enrolment in either the Bachelor of Aviation or Bachelor of Aviation/Bachelor of Business. It is expected that students (on completion of both their Bachelor degree and Graduate Certificate) will graduate simultaneously from both courses.