Aviation & Air Support

Becoming an Aviator

What is an Aviator?

An aviator or pilot is someone who is in the aviation industry, and who is able to operate aircraft in order to transport passengers or goods from one location to another. They are employed by commercial airlines, corporations, or governments.


A career in Aviation can be enormously rewarding, challenging and life changing! USQ's Bachelor of Aviation allows you to choose to either take on a program that trains you for a career as a Pilot, in the Flight Operations Major or to take on a ground based role via the Aviation Management Major.


University of Southern Queensland - Bachelor of Aviation
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Education & Requirements
  • A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job.
  • Around two in five workers have a university degree.
  • Aeroplane and Helicopter Pilots require a minimum amount of flying experience in addition to a qualification.
  • Registration or licensing is mandatory.
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