The QantasLink-UNSW Partnership
The new partnership arrangements signed in 2015 between UNSW and QantasLink represent an exciting opportunity for those who have aspirations to be a QantasLink pilot.
UNSW Aviation Flying students of appropriate citizenship status can apply to become ‘QantasLink Approved Students’ during the initial part of their flying training. Those accepted by QantasLink as a QantasLink Approved Student will have their progress monitored, and be mentored by QantasLink personnel throughout their training. On successful completion of their training (including Multi-Crew Coordination and DASH-8 systems courses) and academic studies, and on completion of psychometric test and interviews, QantasLink Approved Students will be considered for employment as a First Officer by QantasLink with flying hours less than those required for Direct Entry.
In order to apply to become 'QantasLink Approved Students', students will firstly need to be enrolled in the Bachelor of Aviation (Flying) (Program code 3980) or the Graduate Diploma in Flying (Program Code 5536), and be actively undertaking flying training in one of these programs. For the Bachelor of Aviation Flying program, students who apply to UNSW through UAC are expected to also contact the School concurrently with their UAC application to participate in an interview. Please refer to the UAC guide 2015-16 page 473. Further information about the BAv (Flying) is available here. The Graduate Diploma in Flying can be undertaken concurrently with the Bachelor of Aviation (Management), or by those who have already completed a Bachelor of Aviation (Management). The Graduate Diploma in Flying is described in more detail here.
Please see the Joint UNSW-QantasLink Press release dated 6th August 2015, which may be downloaded here.