Professional Piloting

Learning to fly requires experience in the air and groundings in the industry.

We believe a commercial flying course should take you from foundation to pilot licence to professional career. That’s why we offer Victoria's only bachelor degree designed specifically to train you as a commercial pilot at Swinburne.

Our professional piloting degree is an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a commercial pilot. We provide you with commercial flying training at CAE Australia Flight Training within Moorabbin Airport. You’ll gain access to 40 aircraft as well as state-of-the-art simulators. The busy flying environment at Moorabbin is great preparation for a career as a commercial pilot.

Graduating with a degree will prepare you for aspects of your career beyond the cockpit. You’ll have a comprehensive understanding of the aviation industry – Swinburne graduates are highly regarded by industry for this reason.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to a commercial flying career. Future opportunities include pilot and management roles within the aviation industry.

Take a seat in the cockpit

Experience what it's like to to have a career in aviation with this 360° video. Prepare for takeoff by clicking and dragging around the screen (or tilting your mobile device) to explore.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Aviation

Photograph of Josh, Bachelor of Aviation

Swinburne is the best option for aviation if you want to get your pilot training and a degree. You get all the qualifications required to work for an airline. It's such a cool thing to be 18 years old and able to fly yourself from Melbourne to New South Wales.


Bachelor of Aviation

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning allows you to gain professional experience as part of your studies at Swinburne. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduates.

Aviation study tour

What do Airbus, Virgin Atlantic, Boeing and FedEx have in common?
They are all destinations on the Swinburne aviation international study tour!


Qantas Future Pilot Program

We have partnered with Qantas to offer a new pilot pathway program that qualifies Swinburne's flight crew of the future to fly with QantasLink, the airline’s regional brand.

The logo of Jetstar.

Jetstar cadet pilot training

Swinburne is proud to provide cadet pilot training for Jetstar. The cadetship program trains future First and Second Officers to fly Jetstar Airbus A320 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Professional piloting courses

Loading courses...