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After the chaos of the pandemic, the Australian aviation industry has bounced back in a big way. People are now enjoying international vacations at close to the levels seen before Covid-19, and the sector is expected to grow at least 4% per year for the next 5 years.

That means that anyone with the right skills gets to benefit from the increased job opportunities that this growth offers. Depending on your aviation career goals, there are a number of ways to learn those skills, such as university degrees and aviation courses online.

In this article, we look at the main factors to consider to ensure that you get the right course in aviation, travel, and tourism for your needs.

Determining the Details of Your Aviation Career Aspirations

As an industry that’s closely linked with the holiday sector, there are countless roles to consider. To begin with, there’s the role of a commercial pilot or private pilot, cabin crew (a.k.a. flight attendant/host), as well as avionics technicians, aircraft maintenance engineers, and air traffic controllers. These roles are at the highest end of the scale in terms of skill and training.

Also, as part of the ground crew, there are baggage handlers, aircraft cleaners, aviation management, aviation safety, check-in staff, and the list goes on. Needless to say, the opportunities for progression are huge, especially when you have aviation courses online to help you along the way.

So, let’s take a look at the training options available.

Training to Become a Commercial or Private Pilot

When it comes to pilot training, it’s going to take you around 3-4 years before you’ll get your commercial pilot license to work in the role for real. For starters, you’ll spend at least 1500 hundred hours in the air with your flight instructors on your way to obtaining your commercial pilot licence.

Many commercial pilots also have a postgraduate degree on top of their flight training. However, a separate bachelor of aviation isn’t strictly required over an above what’s learned at flight school. When you learn to fly, a pilot course is a big full-time commitment both in time and money.

Aviation Courses Online Suit a Range of Aviation Roles

As mentioned before, there is also a range of other positions available that aviation students should consider, such as flight attendant, travel agent, and other supporting role career opportunities. While technically, there’s no need for official qualifications to apply for roles in aviation, travel & tourism, getting hired can be hard without recognition of prior learning (RPL).

That’s where aviation courses online come in, as they offer the flexibility to learn at your own pace and represent a much more cost-effective route. For example, our Flight Attendant Career Sampler is super-affordable, as there’s no need for a venue, instructors, or any of the usual costs associated with in-person learning.

So, what should learners be looking for in the courses in which they enrol?

High-Quality Course Content

Something else you should look for in the online courses you enrol in is top-quality content that’s both informative and mentally stimulating. Our courses are made up of highly-engaging video modules that make the learning process a pleasurable one. Plus, as we’ve said, we collaborate with top experts when creating our courses, so they’re packed with topics that matter.

Great Course Support & Mentoring

The learning experience you get with online learning can depend on the support you get in terms of feedback and help with aspects of your learning that you find more challenging. As such, you need that support to be easily accessible. Online Courses Australia aviation courses online offer 1-to-1 mentoring, tutorial support, and student forums. You’re never short of help and advice.

CPD Points For Your Learning Efforts

Your CV should ideally demonstrate to hiring managers that you’ve got a dedication to developing professionally, which means that CPD points are a must. Online Courses Australia aviation courses online give you 1 CPD point for every hour completed, meaning that you get to learn new skills whilst also making yourself stand out in terms of employability.

Let Your Aviation Career Soar With OCA Online Courses

As we can see, there are countless career opportunities in the aviation sector, and OCA aviation courses online give you the skills needed to work in a range of roles. Our learning offers a next-level learning experience and an AI-driven learning management system that actively encourages further research and lifelong learning.

Watch our Student Study Demo for a closer look at what we mean by next-level learning, or visit us at to see our full range of courses that cover more than 20 different professional sectors. There you’ll also find a selection of easy payment options.

However, to speak to us directly about your learning needs or anything else, call 1300 611 404 or email [email protected], and we’ll get back to you without delay.


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