The Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program is an integrated academic and flight training program taking trainee pilots from zero experience through to being ready for employment as a Cadet Pilot with Jetstar Airways. Subject to successful completion of the entire academic and flying program and other commercial needs of the airline, successful applicants will be entering a course that includes a conditional offer of employment as a pilot with Jetstar Airways.
The program consists of two phases:
Ab initio training up to and including Commercial Pilot License with Multi-Engine Instrument Rating and Multi-Crew Cooperation Training and ATPL Theory.
Cadet pilots will complete Phase One of the Program with CAE Melbourne and Swinburne University of Technology, enrolling in the Swinburne Associate Degree of Aviation.
Type Endorsement on an Airbus A320 or Boeing B787 aircraft on successful completion of Phase One.
After successful completion of Phase One of the Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program, cadets will have the following qualifications:
- Associate Degree of Aviation from Swinburne University of Technology
- Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) CPL(A)
- Command Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (Aeroplane)
- Credits for all Air Transport Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) theory subjects
- Multi-Crew and Jet Orientation Course
- Instruction designed to enhance the cadet’s aircraft management, multi-crew skills and their knowledge of Jetstar operating procedures
Associate degree of aviation
The Associate Degree of Aviation is approximately 18 months in duration, incorporating full-time academic studies (including study throughout Winter and Summer Terms), pilot licence theory, and flight training. It is designed for applicants with little or no flying experience who wish to gain an academic qualification in an efficient way, in addition to pilot licence theory and flight training.
The academic units within the Associate Degree of Aviation are delivered by Swinburne University of Technology and the flying training and associated theory are delivered by CAE. Please visit the courses section of the Swinburne website for more information on units of study.
Where do I study?
Throughout University Semesters 1 and 2, students will spend three or four days a week at CAE, Moorabbin Airport undertaking Pilot specific Aviation Studies and Aviation Practical Studies (flying training) and one day a week at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus, undertaking Aviation Technology, Aviation Human Factors and Air Transportation Management studies.
During the winter and summer terms, all studies will be at CAE, Moorabbin Airport.