The airline will now offer an internationally-recognised diploma programme in collaboration with the University of Geneva and IATA

Qatar Airways announced the launch of its Outstation Development Programme, a curriculum designed to offer classroom training combined with practical on-the-job international placement experience.

This new two-year programme for Qatari nationals offers a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Aviation Management, a globally-recognised qualification that will support nationals to become future leaders in the industry.

DAS in Aviation Management offers a tailored syllabus and is a collaboration between Qatar Airways, the University of Geneva and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The programme aims to enable aspiring aviation leaders to face the challenges of today while planning for growth in the future. Graduates of this programme will experience practical on-the-job shadowing in an outstation for one year, before getting transferred into full-time positions across the Qatar Airways global network.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said they are delighted to announce the launch of the Outstation Development Programme. He said that this unique partnership between Qatar Airways, the University of Geneva and IATA, is designed to train and prepare Qatari nationals to be innovative leaders in the aviation industry. Participants will gain academic accreditation, along with significant industry knowledge and international expertise to combat future management challenges.

The programme is open to Qatari nationals with a Bachelor’s Degree issued within the last five years, and a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 from an institution approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Click here for more information about the programme.

Qatar National Vision 2030

Qatar National Vision aims that by 2030, the nation will become an advanced society capable of sustaining its development and providing a high standard of living for its people. To reach that vision, Qatar has established five long-term challenges: ‘modernisation and preservation of traditions’, ‘the needs of the current generation and future generations’, ‘managed growth and uncontrolled expansion’, ‘the size and quality of the expatriate labour force and the selected path of development’, and ‘economic growth, social development, and environmental management.’

The Al Darb Qatarisation team strives to provide its nationals with world-class learning and development opportunities to experience and operate in various work environments. IATA Training offers industry-specific educational opportunities in the field of aviation. IATA courses are engaging and useful in developing relevant skills and expertise for aviation professionals.

Currently, Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport, to more than 160 destinations worldwide. To learn more about their services, visit