Qantas Group Pilot Academy


The Qantas Group Pilot Academy is on track to open its doors at its first site in Toowoomba, Southern Queensland in mid-2019. Applications for students will open in early 2019.

We believe the Qantas Group has some of the best and most experienced pilots in the world.

Whether it’s flying a Dash 8 across to Longreach or landing a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles, our pilots say they have the best office in the world.

We train our pilots to the highest standards and we can draw on almost 100 years of aviation experience. We want to help shape the next generation of pilots and that’s why we’re establishing the Qantas Group Pilot Academy. It will open its doors in 2019 with an initial intake of 100 pilots, and once it’s fully established we aim to train up to 500 pilots a year.

We expect the typical entrants to be high school or university graduates with a strong academic performance. After 18 months of classroom, simulator and real world flight training you’ll graduate. The training could lead to employment with one of the Qantas Group airlines, including Jetstar.

More information is available on the Qantas News Room