Study Aviation Management

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Take your career to new heights

Ever dreamed of learning to fly? Want to soar in a career in aviation?

Southern Cross University's major in Aviation Management is ideal for students looking to work in aviation – including pilots, cabin crew, logistics, transport, infrastructure, retail and customer service.

Our Bachelor of Business and Enterprise (Aviation Management) will help you develop a thorough understanding of the aviation industry, and provide the cultural and management skills that will set you up for the future.

For aspiring commercial pilots, you can incorporate a fully accredited Commercial Pilot’s Licence into your degree. Simply complete Year 2 at one of our partner pilot training centres, complementing Year 1 and 3 at Southern Cross University.

We are the only Australian university situated adjacent to an international airport, which provides the perfect setting for students who want a flying start to their aviation career.

When it comes to transforming your tomorrow, the sky really is the limit.

Dylan Li Tse Yu, SCU graduate smiles standing outside in front of a small white airplane on an airstrip in New South Wales

“My first experience flying a plane, what we call the ‘first solo’, was very exciting. I got control of the whole plane and I flew around the Gold Coast Airport where I could see my university down below and the beautiful views of the Gold Coast.”

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Why choose Business at Southern Cross University?

Clear pathway

Clear pathway from Diploma of Business into Bachelor of Business and Enterprise

5-star ratings for business and management

We’re rated 5-stars for full-time employment, overall experience, skills development, student support and teaching quality (GUG 2023)

Top 8% of universities worldwide

Top 8% of universities worldwide in Business and Economics (THE World University Rankings 2023)

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Building Essential Skills for Success in the Aviation Industry

The aviation industry is one of the most dynamic industries on Earth. As technology develops and demand increases, the core skills required by the aviation industry have diversified. Pilots and aviation management professionals need critical reasoning, communication and management skills required to thrive in a complex, highly competitive, global industry.

Gain a fully accredited Commercial Pilot’s Licence

Bachelor of Business and Enterprise (Aviation Management) with Commercial Pilot’s Licence course structure

Study at Southern Cross University

Units Include:

Year 1
BUSN1004 Starting a Business
BUSN1006 Solving Wicked Problems
BUSN1007 The Interconnected World
BUSN1008 Business Practice and Impact
BUSN2001 Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3003 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
COMM1005 A Culture of Dialogue

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Study at Southern Cross University

Includes units in:

Year 3
BUSN2005 Airline Operations
LAWS2029 Aviation Regulation and Law
MGMT3002 Human Factors in Aviation
MGMT3003 Airport Management
TOUR2005 Aviation Management
TOUR2012 Transport for Sustainability
BUSN2010 Service Design Thinking
MRKT2007 Digital Marketing Strategies

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Southern Cross University aviation training partners

Air Gold Coast CRICOS Provider: 03273F RTO code: 32212 
Airways Aviation CRICOS Provider: 00296A RTO Code: 31633