Overview

In Australia we offer our international students a Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) as the quickest and most direct route to a career in aviation. This intensive course is approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and has been designed in conjunction with industry to ensure that upon completion you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to fly as a professional pilot. Pilots with a Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) work in a diverse range of industry sectors – from agriculture and tourism to aerial surveillance and passenger transport.

This course includes both flight training and theory training – that means you will master the practical while engaged with the theoretical.

You will complete a minimum of 150 hours flying which includes at least:

  • 70 hours as pilot in command
  • 20 hours cross country as pilot in command
  • 10 hours instrument flight time

Theory training for this course covers:

  • aerodynamics
  • operations, performance and flight planning
  • aircraft general knowledge
  • navigation
  • meteorology
  • flight rules and air law
  • human factors
  • Cessna 172
  • Duchess BE76

Flight training

You will complete a minimum of 150 hours flying which includes at least:

  • 70 hours as pilot in command
  • 20 hours cross country as pilot in command
  • 10 hours instrument flight time

Theory training

Theory training for this course covers:

  • aerodynamics
  • operations, performance and flight planning
  • aircraft general knowledge
  • navigation
  • meteorology
  • flight rules and air law
  • human factors

Training aircraft

  • Cessna 172
  • Duchess BE76

* Course Code: AVI50215 | CRICOS Course Code: 091753E
CRICOS Provider Code: 00296A | RTO Code: 31633 | Airways Aviation Education Pty Ltd T/A Airways Aviation

Duration

52 weeks full time

Entry Requirements

  • 17 years of age upon enrolment, 18 years of age to sit a flight test
  • international students:
    • a pass in an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall grade of 6.0 or equivalent; or
    • completion of Year 12 English at an Australian school or college, or equivalent

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