The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Flying is designed to meet the needs of anyone seeking a career as an airline pilot. This program provides you with the ground and simulator training required by airlines for pilots prior to type endorsement. The core training involves concepts and practices of Multi-Crew-Coordination and the training in Aeroplane Systems required for you to operate an airline-category aeroplane as a pilot.This Diploma also includes four related aviation postgraduate theory courses. You will learn about aviation safety management systems, human factors, accident investigation techniques, airworthiness for transport category aircraft and flight deck ops. The duration of this one-year program depends on the pattern of attendance, which can be full-time or part-time; it is one year if studied full time but it can be undertaken on a part-time basis.

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Why choose this degree?

If you plan to get your Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) and have passed your theory component, this is a flexible or intensive way to master the practical component of Multi-Crew Coordination required for the licence.

Who should choose this degree?

Anyone who holds a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) as well as a Command Instrument Rating (Multi-Engine) either now or recently and has passed all theory components of the Air Transport Pilot Licence will choose this program if they intend to become an airline pilot.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Cabin Crew Manager
  • Flight Crew Scheduler
  • Flying Instructor
  • Pilot

Entry requirements

  1. Commercial Pilot Licence and a Command Instrument Rating (Multi-Engine), ATPL theory subjects; and
  2. Be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident; and
  3. Provide a CV; and
  4. Attend an interview with Head of School or Nominee to ascertain background and motivation. (if not QantasLink Approved)

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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