Qantas launches pilot academy in Toowoomba

Qantas Pilot Academy

Australian airline Qantas has launched the Qantas Group Pilot Academy. The academy is part of the airline’s plans to build a long-term talent pipeline not just for Qantas, QantasLink and Jetstar, but for the industry more broadly.

“As the national carrier we have a history of attracting the best and brightest to fly for us, so we’re hoping to see passionate men and women training with us at our new academy,” said a Qantas spokesperson. “The academy will open its doors in Toowoomba in September.”

Qantas has appointed Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) as the training provider for the Toowoomba site. In partnership with the Qantas Group, FTA offers a full range of services, including student selection, ab initio and advanced training courses, as well as management of accommodation facilities onsite at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport.


For anyone interested in applying, the first step is to complete an online form (link below).

Applicants will be required to submit their education history, flying experience, confirmation of health status and availability to commence training.

All applications will be evaluated by FTA and applicants who are successful through pre-screening will be asked to complete approximately ten hours of mandatory computer based training on abbreviated aviation theory.

You will then be invited to meet with FTA and Qantas where you will be required to complete the assessment for this computer based training, participate in a pilot aptitude test, core skills test and an interview.

Prior to commencing at the Academy, students will be required to obtain a CASA Class 1 medical certificate.

Apply here