Tertiary Qualifications

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CQUni Bundaberg

Courses

CQUniversity Bundaberg is located on a peaceful tree-studded 23-hectare site on Bundaberg’s southern outskirts, adjacent to the airport, only six kilometres from the city centre. CQUniversity Bundaberg offers small class sizes, with very individually-focussed, high quality educational service provision, across a wide range of university study programs.

Through our association with Central Queensland University, Air Queensland are proud to offer the following tertiary pathways to students undergoing practical flying training.

  • Diploma of Aviation Technology
  • Associate Degree Aviation
  • Bachelor Degreee Aviation

Diploma of Aviation TechnologyAssociate Degree of AviationBachelor of Aviation (Technology)

The Diploma of Aviation Theory will enable you to develop a thorough understanding of both theories and practices in aviation technology and explore the associated ethical, legal and security issues in this field. Throughout the program you will study courses including aviation theory and cover topics such as aerodynamics, aircraft systems, air law, meteorology, navigation, pilot licences and ratings, air service operations, aerodromes, airspace classifications, air traffic control and flight service and handling emergencies.

You will also develop sound knowledge in mapping techniques, aviation time, charts and publications, navigation computations, pilot navigation and radio navigation, the composition of the atmosphere, heat, temperature, pressure and humidity, atmospheric stability, clouds and precipitation and many other areas.

You will study five core courses in aviation theory and this program will enable you to progress directly into the Associate Degree in Aviation Technology or Bachelor of Aviation Technology.

CQUniversity’s Associate Degree of Aviation will provide you with opportunities if you are working in or seeking a career in the aviation and aerospace industries. This program will enable you to gain a thorough understanding of the theories and practices in aviation technology and explore the associated ethical, legal and security issues in this field. The program also acts as a pathway into the Bachelor of Aviation Technology, giving you the opportunity to study information technology and business elements of the aviation and aerospace industries.

This program will introduce you to recreational flying, develop your practical flying skills and allow you to apply the aviation theory learnt throughout the program to the practical skills required for flying. You will also develop sound knowledge in mapping techniques, aviation time, charts and publications, navigation computations, pilot navigation and radio navigation, the composition of the atmosphere, heat, temperature, pressure and humidity, atmospheric stability, clouds and precipitation and many other areas.

The aviation theory courses that form part of this degree will provide the knowledge required for you to undertake the testing for a range of pilot licenses. Successful completion of the 20 hours of flight training embedded in the program will give you a strong awareness and understanding of the practical elements of the aviation theory delivered throughout this program. As part of this program you will undertake your flying hours through your local flight school under Recreation Aviation Australia.

You may wish to exit the Associate Degree of Aviation early and upon successful completion of a number of courses may be eligible to receive a Diploma of Aviation Theory.

The Bachelor of Aviation Technology is designed for those seeking a career in aviation, aerospace and information technology (IT) and attracts many students seeking positions within the aviation industry. The program will enable you to develop a thorough understanding of both theories and practices in aviation technology and explore the associated ethical, legal and security issues in this field.

Throughout the program you will study courses including aviation theory and cover topics such as aerodynamics, aircraft systems, air law, meteorology, navigation, pilot licences and ratings, air service operations, aerodromes, airspace classifi cations, air traffic control and flight service and handling emergencies. You will also develop sound knowledge in mapping techniques, aviation time, charts and publications, navigation computations, pilot navigation and radio navigation, the composition of the atmosphere, heat, temperature, pressure and humidity, atmospheric stability, clouds and precipitation and many other areas.

In addition to aviation administration you will study topics such as the aviation engine, turbo and supercharging, propeller systems, hydraulics, electrical and ignition, fuel and carburetion, flight instrumentation, lift and drag, aerial manoeuvres, stability and control, takeoff and landing, as well as flying techniques.

The second and third year of the program will build on the foundation of aviation technology and enable you to gain high-level expertise in both IT and business management. You will develop the skills you need to analyse problems critically and design effective solutions. Graduates are employed in non-flying positions within the aviation industry at both operational and management levels.

You may wish to exit the bachelor degree early and upon successful completion of a number of courses may be eligible to receive a Diploma of Aviation Theory qualification.

 

Campus Facilities

Lifestyle Learning

CQUniversity Bundaberg has a friendly, supportive atmosphere that caters for students of all ages. You can study on-campus or by distance from home. Prior learning and work experience are taken into consideration and CQUniversity even offers enabling programs to help you prepare for tertiary education.

CQUniversity Bundaberg is a modern, purpose-built campus, offering students new, innovative buildings and facilities. Distributed among the academic buildings are the library, bookshop, campus refectory, a 200-seat and a 100‑seat lecture theatre (with state-of-the-art electronic equipment), four computer laboratories (two with 20‑hour-a-day student access), nursing clinical laboratories and video conferencing rooms. The campus boasts interactive electronically transmitted lectures to integrate CQUniversity Bundaberg with other campuses. 

Since 2007 students have had access to a $4.7 million dollar academic and research building which includes a state-of-the-art 64-seat scientific laboratory, sound studio and multi-media and science research facilities. For information on accommodation and schooling options in this region please see the local links provided right under the useful information.

State of the Art Facilities

  • State of the art lecture theatres featuring the latest presentation and Audio-Visual equipment.
  • High-tech multimedia labs
  • Wireless networking installed on the campus to enable students to connect their laptops to the Internet.
  • Photocopying, scanning and printing facilities.
  • Bookshop.
  • A Campus library with access to an extensive array of online databases to enable students to source the latest information in their chosen fields.
  • Student Refectory.
  • A multi purpose half court.

 

CQUniversity Bundaberg is a modern, purpose-built campus, offering students new, innovative buildings and facilities – making it a great place to study.

HECS-HELP Support

To be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, you must:

  • State of the art lecture theatres featuring the latest presentation and Audio-Visual equipment.
  • High-tech multimedia labs
  • Wireless networking installed on the campus to enable students to connect their laptops to the Internet.
  • Photocopying, scanning and printing facilities.
  • Bookshop.
  • A Campus library with access to an extensive array of online databases to enable students to source the latest information in their chosen fields.
  • Student Refectory.
  • A multi purpose half court.

Completion of CPL

Courses may be completed either full or part time either on campus at Bundaberg or remotely to enable you to continue working at your current location.

After the successful completion of your Commercial Pilots Licence and your acceptance into the Asscoiate Degree Program you will be awarded a Diploma of Aviation Technology in recognition of Recognised Prior Learning (RPL).

You will also be given a grant of $A4,000 to be used for an aviation project to further you aviation practical flying qualifications at Air Queensland. Approved projects could include, but are not limited to:

  • Night VFR Rating
  • Multi engine Endorsement
  • Private or Command Intrument Rating

At the completion of youe Associate Degree and your Acceptance into the Bachelors Degree Program a further $A4,000 will be granter for a similar project.

With a careful selection of subjects at the completion of the Bachelor Degree Program may be elegible for the grant of an Associoate Degree in Information Technology.

The $A8,000 is a grant not subject to tax or repayment.  Fees for coursework will be eligeable for HECS.

Under HECS-HELP, eligible students can receive a 10% discount on the amount of their whole student contribution (for a study period) for any upfront payment of $500 or more, if they choose not to use a HECS-HELP loan.The HECS-HELP discount works by increasing the value of a person’s upfront payment which means that they will actually be required to pay less (if they pay their whole amount upfront) or to defer less with the loan (if they make a partial upfront payment and defer the rest).

About Bundaberg

The city of Bundaberg, about midway between Rockhampton and Brisbane, marks the southern boundary of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and of the Central Queensland region. The city is about a 90 minute drive from Fraser Island, a World Heritage-listed national park. Bundaberg’s population is about 45,000 within a district of about 120,000.

Bundaberg is favoured with the most moderate climate in Australia. The winters are mild and the heat of summer is tempered by cool sea breezes. The city is only 15 km from a pleasant coastal environment with safe sandy beaches, clear water warm enough for swimming year-round and snorkelling or SCUBA diving in coral ecosystems, directly from coastal rocks.

Known as the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Bundaberg is close to a number of beachside resort towns and villages with cosmopolitan cafes and access to associated recreational opportunities. Nearby is Mon Repos, internationally renowned as the largest loggerhead sea turtle rookery on Australia’s east coast. There are plenty of things to see and do around town visit the Bundaberg Region website to find out more.

The city is a popular departure point for the coral cays of the Great Barrier Reef having daily rail and bus services on the Brisbane to Cairns route, and daily flights from Brisbane international airport.

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