Ab Initio Cadet Program
Applications for the August 2013 intake are now closed. Information will be updated on this page in relation to future course intakes.
The Jetstar Ab Initio Cadet Program is delivered as an Associate Degree of Aviation by CAE Oxford Aviation Academy on behalf of Jetstar, and in conjunction with our training partner Swinburne University of Technology.
Candidates are selected to enrol on this course through the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Skills Assessment and interview process, and a final Jetstar Interview. After successful completion of the course cadet pilots are offered a conditional offer of employment with Jetstar subject to the availability of positions.
The Associate Degree is an intense training program that begins with ab initio training up to and including a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR) and Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) certificate. The advanced training involves a Type Rating (TR) endorsement on the Airbus A320.
Eligible students can access government funding through FEE-HELP.
The minimum entry requirements for the Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program are as follows:
Candidates who successfully meet the selection criteria at the application stage will then be invited to CAE Oxford Aviation Academy at Moorabbin Airport to participate in the Skills Assessment process.
The Skills Assessment process consists of the following components:
If you are selected as a successful candidate at the end of the Skills Assessment process, you will be referred to Jetstar for a panel interview for final selection.
To prepare for enrolment on an aviation program, it is advisable to research the CASA website to understand the process of obtaining a Pilot Licence. It is also recommended to obtain an Aviation Reference Number (ARN) and CASA Class 1 Medical Certificate as these are pre-requisites to commencing flight training. If you have never flown before, it is recommended to undertake a Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) to understand what is involved in the training to become a pilot.
Below are some useful links:
Should you have any further questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and quote your application reference number.