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AVI50222 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) Single Engine Pathway

This unique Airflite Flying College course provides a recognised training pathway for a participant to achieve an aeroplane commercial pilot licence (CPL), and the award of the following qualifications:

  • AVI50222 – Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)
  • AVISS00046 – Night Visual Flight Rules Pilot Skill Set

This innovative program provides a training pathway for participants with zero-time as a pilot to become a competent and capable professional pilot-in-command.

Who would select this program? – Participants eager to fast-track a career as a charter or corporate pilot towards operating larger aeroplanes used by air transport operators and aerial work operators.

Flying Time: 159 Hours
Simulator Time: 3 Hours
Total Ground School Duration: 11 weeks

Qualification Outcomes

Upon completing the course a participant shall satisfy the knowledge and flight standards in the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 61 Manual of Standards necessary to be granted the following by Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA):

CASR Part 61 Pilot Licensing outcomes:

Licence Types

  • recreational pilot licence (RPL)
  • private pilot licence (PPL)
  • commercial pilot licence (CPL)
  • Flight Radiotelephone Operator Licence

Aircraft Category ratings

  • aeroplane (A)

Aircraft class ratings

  • single-engine aeroplane

Aircraft type ratings

  • Nil

Aircraft design feature & endorsements

  • manual propeller pitch control (MPPC)

Operational ratings

  • night VFR rating (NVFR)

Operational rating endorsements

  • Nil

In addition, this course follows a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Course of Study which includes levels of competency from the AVI Aviation Training Package developed by Australian Industry Standards (AIS). Successful completion of the study will result in an award to by AFC’s Registered Training Organisation (No. 52904) of:

AVI50222 – Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)
AVISS00046 – Night Visual Flight Rules Pilot Skill Set

Delivery Mode and Duration

This is an intensive flying training program conducted continuously over 41 weeks requiring full-time attendance by a participant. Participants receive ground theory training with practical flight training within AFC’s approved CASR Part 142 flight training organisation to deliver integrated training courses, and approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO No.52904) to deliver VET services.

Training weeks nominally include five (5) days from Monday to Friday.

Ground, Simulator and Flight Training will typically be conducted between 0800hrs and 1700 hrs, with the exception that night flying practical training will be conducted after dusk hours.

All training is conducted face-to-face, on-campus at either Jandakot Airport, Western Australia or Moorabbin Airport, Victoria.

Tuition Fees include:

  • Aircraft hire and fuel for:
    Cessna Skyhawk C172S single-engine aircraft with the Garmin G1000® integrated flight instrument system
    Dual flying – 61 hours
    Solo flying – 29.2 hours

Cessna Skylane C182T single-engine aircraft with the Garmin G1000® integrated flight instrument system
Dual flying – 36.5 hours
Solo flying – 41.5 hours

  • American Champion Aircraft Corp 8KCAB Super Decathlon (Acrobatic)
    Dual flying = 2.0 hours
  • Simulator training – 3 hours
  • Mass briefings
  • Pre-flight briefings
  • Flight instruction
  • Post flight briefings
  • Airport Landing fees
  • Ground Theory courses
  • CASA Ground Theory Exam fees
  • CASA Licence and testing fees

Students will be required to supply themselves the following outside Tuition Fees:

  • A laptop
  • An iPad with WiFi + Cellular.
  • Course prescribed text books and references
  • Aviation Headset
  • Travel Bag (carry on size)
  • Navigation equipment
  • Headset
  • Class 1 medical certificate
  • Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
  • Pilot uniform to comply with AFC Dress Code

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • Have an Aviation Reference Number
  • Students must pass a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved medical examination which examines sight, hearing, reflexes, heart condition, blood sugars, drug presence, balance, and colour blindness
  • Students must pass security and police check to receive an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) preferably at commencement but must be prior to first solo flights. This is a national requirement for all pilots and employees in the aviation industry
  • Complete COMPASS Pilot aptitude test
  • Complete pre-enrolment interview with the Head of Operations
  • Consent to mandatory random drug and alcohol testing
  • Meet the academic suitability by:
    • Providing an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate) or
    • Providing an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) diploma or
    • Providing evidence of successful completion of a qualification that has been delivered in English and:
      • Was at level 4 or above (that is Certificate IV or higher qualification) in the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) or
      • Overseas qualification(s) that has been assessed as equivalence or comparable to a qualification at level 4 or above in the AQF by an Australian government agency (or an organization contacted by such an agency) for assessing overseas qualification
  • Displaying competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and numeracy assessment tool (please see below for more details).


Language, Literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment:

  • CSPA (Core Skills Profile for Adults) is an online LLN assessment tool used at Airflite to identify individuals’ literacy and numeracy skills, aligned to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). CSPA is one of the VET Student Loans Program approved LLN tool.
  • LLN assessment must be undertaken under supervised conditions. As part of our pre-enrolment interview, students will be expected to complete the LLN test on campus under a staff supervision.
  • LLN test results will be readily available on the day of completion.
  • LLN results should be achieved at an ACSF Exit level 3 or greater to meet the required standards. Airflite Flying college must also reasonably believe that the student displays that competence.
  • If a student fails to meet to the required LLN standard, the student may resit based on our assessment of readiness by the Head of Operations. As per the Australian Council for Educational Research’s recommendation, student can resit after 3 months. This allows time for the student and our college to implement any targeted LLN support and to have sufficient time for the student to improve their LLN skills to the required level.
  • LLN assessment is conducted as part of the pre-enrolment process at no cost.

In addition to the above requirements, CASA requires an acceptable level of Aviation English Language Proficiency (AELP) and students must show evidence that they meet the AELP criteria. Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information.

Intakes and Schedule of Fees

View Airflite’s Schedule of Fees in accordance with intake dates here.

Units of Competency

The award of AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) requires completion of the 28 core units listed below plus 1 general elective unit from the general elective units in accordance with AVI Aviation Training Package.

Core Units
AVIE0006 Maintain aircraft radio communications
AVIF0030 Manage safe flight operations
AVIW0029 Manage pre- and post-flight actions
AVIW0032 Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIY0040 Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
AVIY0041 Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
AVIF0029 Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIY0054 Control aeroplane on the ground
AVIY0055 Take off aeroplane
AVIY0056 Control aeroplane in normal flight
AVIY0057 Land aeroplane
AVIY0047 Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situations
AVIY0083 Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures
AVIZ0006 Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight
AVIF0033 Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
AVIY0058 Manage aircraft fuel
AVIY0033 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIY0037 Operate at a controlled aerodrome
AVIY0036 Operate at non-towered aerodromes
AVIY0035 Operate in Class G airspace
AVIY0034 Operate in controlled airspace
AVIH0010 Plan a flight under visual flight rules
AVIH0014 Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
AVIF0026 Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIF0027 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
AVIO0017 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference in aviation
AVIF0035 Manage human factors in aviation operations
AVILIC0003 Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane

General Elective Units
AVIY0073 Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night

The award of AVISS00046 – Night Visual Flight Rules Pilot Skill Set requires completion of the following additional two (2) competency units from the AVI Aviation Training Package (Release 6.0):

AVIH0015 Plan a flight under night visual flight rules
AVIH0016 Navigate aircraft under night visual flight rules