Graduate Diploma of Flight Management

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1.5 years full-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$121,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree; CASA medical certificate; ARN; Aptitude assessment and Interview


Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 3

Next start date

Trimester 3, 2022 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 24 October 2022

About this program

The aim and focus of the program is to prepare students for a career in the aviation industry by developing their knowledge and skills in the practical aspects of commercial aircraft operations coupled with appropriate technical qualifications for industry employment. The core knowledge and skills gained through the program provide a platform for lifelong learning in a rapidly changing industry.

Besides achieving the essential basic pilot qualifications for employment in the industry, the additional 'industry ready' focus is on developing the high-level flight management and personal skills required for transition to an Airline or General Aviation position.


There are a number of advertised opportunities for cadetships within the industry. The specifics of individual cadetships are different and should be discussed with the Program Director.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
4188 Graduate Diploma of Flight Management (this program) Off at a contracted flight training provider Trimester 1 and Trimester 3
3376 Graduate Certificate in Flight Management Distance Education Exit point only

Attendance information

The Graduate Diploma of Flight Management is offered off-campus at a contracted flight training provider organisation.

This Graduate Diploma practical program includes nine Flight Practicums offered in three teaching trimesters which allows students to progress through the practical program at an accelerated rate to comply with aviation industry training requirements. Attendance is full-time at the approved flight training provider from the commencement date.

A Leave of Absence is not approved for this program.

Candidates must make themselves available for the practical program when scheduled by Griffith University or the approved service provider. Availability will include all Griffith University trimesters, weekdays, weekends and public holidays. Failure to do so will result in an exit from the Graduate Diploma of Flight Management in compliance with Griffith University policy.

My career opportunities

You will be in a position to hold the licences needed to perform the duties of a commercial pilot, as well as a high-level of understanding of the aviation environment. As a graduate, you will be prepared for immediate employment as a commercial pilot.

Professional recognition

Pilot licences and ratings are issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)..

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Diploma of Flight Management (4188)

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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information

Additional fee information

Please be aware that the fee for this program may exceed the FEE-HELP limit available to domestic students.
Further information is available on the Student Fees website.

Additional costs

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

  • Aviation Uniform: Pilot shirt, epaulettes, shirt/slacks/trousers, tie/belt/shoes
  • Program entry requirements:
    1. CASA Class 1 Medical
    2. Pilot Aptitude Assessment (PAA)
    3. Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
  • Program commencement requirements:
    1. Headset
    2. Flight bag
    3. Civil Aviation Act 1988, Civil Aviation Regulations 1988, Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 and Civil Aviation Orders (20-99) and 12 month amendment service
    4. Airservices Australia Publications: Enroute Supplement Australia including Runway Distance; Supplement Visual Terminal Chart for Brisbane/Sunshine Coast and Brisbane/Gold Coastisual Navigation Chart for Brisbane Area NOTE: Other publications may be notified from time to time
    5. World Aeronautical Charts for: Brisbane Armidale Sydney; and WAC charts as required for 'shortfall' flight training
    6. Jeppesen Airways Manual and amendment service 1 hard copy.
    7. Visual Terminal Charts [Coffs Harbour, Rockhampton, MacKay, Townsville, Cairns, Hobart/Launceston]
    8. General stationery including:
      • Navigation rule/plotter
      • Jeppessen Circular slide rule or equivalent. CR-3 or CR-5
      • Calculator, Highlighter pen, Dividers, Compass
      • Writing material