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Old 8th Oct 2016, 12:14
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Hi, just wondering out any one who commented on this thread that was at Griffith doing the bachelor and have since completed it, is it worth it?? Have you since found work ? And where are you working?

I already have my PPL and am looking to enrol for this February in the bachelor and the diploma and any feedback would be appreciated.

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Old 12th Oct 2016, 03:40
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Be aware that Griffith does not deliver any flying training at all. Flying training is all subcontracted out to some private company, who presumably will also have walk-in flying students not doing the Griffith program. Who has priority, and who gets what instructors? Who delivers CASA required ground theory subjects, specifically who delivers the ATPL (which is where many smaller flying schools come badly unstuck).

It is also unclear who sets (or tries to set) training quality standards for Griffith students. Pat Murray's departure to U Southern Qld was a great gain to USQ, and a great loss of training expertise to GU.

With the uncertainties bubbling away and not explained on the GU website, and no clear academic staff list apparent, I advise all prospective flying students to look around at other options....

Good luck

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Old 12th Oct 2016, 05:15
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I just recently looked at this option for training, however it seems fairly superfluous content given my end game is a CPL and I had already done more than enough years at uni I decided against it.

Would be interested to hear others thoughts though.
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Old 15th Oct 2016, 04:59
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Currently it appears to be Basair doing the griffith training.

Griffith also seems to be the only place getting you into the graduate pilot scheme in the RAAF, if that appeals to you (and you are of the appropriate sex).

However, I saw rumours elsewhere of sexual harassment of female aviation students there so take of that what you will.
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Old 17th Oct 2016, 04:55
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Yet another facts "spin".

Griffith does not get anyone into the RAAF. Look at the fine print.

IF a person who is a Griffith student gets into the RAAF (by the normal route, where there is no preference to Griffith students) then Griffith will allow the RAAF flying training to be counted as part of the Griffith degree.

AS I INTERPRET IT THE FINE PRINT DOES NOT BESTOW ANY ADVANTAGES IN TERMS OF GRIFFITH STUDENTS BEING GIVEN SPECIAL ACCESS TO RAAF ACCEPTANCE. Does anyone care to advise otherwise?

SB

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Old 18th Oct 2016, 07:17
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Griffith have a history of claiming the inside running into various organisations.. Cathay Pacific was a big spin some time ago now the RAAF etc.
Both organisation have their standards of entry and if you don't cut the mustard you won't be accepted whether you come from Griffith or anywhere.


Most GU students will struggle to: a) pass the CPL flying b) get an aviation flying job c) realise their ill conceived dreams of flying for an airline.


Griffith are big on spin and once the yearly census date has passed they get the $$$ from the Feds via Fee Help (HECS) and don't particularly care if you don't finish as they will not have to pay out the aviation training provider for wasted flying training.


If you want an airline job, just do the CPL straight up and then go get a job. Most people who follow this route have the motivation to succeed, something frequently lacking in uni based program cadets.
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Old 18th Oct 2016, 22:04
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"If you’re young, female, and already studying a Bachelor of Aviation Degree at Griffith University, you can apply for the Air Force Graduate Pilot Scheme (GPS). If accepted you’ll get:

• all your university degree fees paid for,

• a salary while you complete your flying hours,

• your practical flying hours paid for, and

• as little as three years service obligation after receiving your wings."
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