Next Intake: 04/07/2022

AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation – Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane +75 Hours Multi-Engine

This unique Airflite Flying College course provides a recognised training pathway for a participant to achieve an aeroplane commercial pilot licence (CPL), a multi-engine aeroplane class rating with an outcome of +75 hours of multi-engine flight time, and the award of the following qualifications:

  • AVI50219 – Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)
  • AVISS00046 – Night Visual Flight Rules Pilot Skill Set
  • AVISS00069 – Multi-Engine Aeroplane 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. The program uniquely incorporates +75 flying hours of advanced multi-engine flying on the Piper PA-44 Seminole aeroplane, allowing participants to cost-effectively obtain multi-engine proficiency very early in their career.

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: 170 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
  • multi-engine aeroplane

Aircraft type ratings

  • Nil

Aircraft design feature & endorsements

  • retractable undercarriage (RU)
  • 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:

AVI50219 – Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)
AVISS00046 – Night Visual Flight Rules Pilot Skill Set
AVISS00069 – Multi-Engine Aeroplane Skill Set

Delivery Mode and Duration

This is an intensive flying training program conducted continuously over 45 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 from Airflite training facilities located at 15 Eagle Drive, Jandakot Airport, Western Australia, 6164.

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

Piper PA-44-180 Seminole multi-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

A copy of the AFC Student Study and Training Program Information Guide for this program can be viewed here.


Recommended completion of year 12 secondary high school education.

CASA regulations state that participants must be a minimum of:

  • 16 years of age to gain RPL licence.
  • 18 years of age to hold Commercial Pilot’s Licence.

Students must pass a Civil Aviation Safety Authority approved medical examination which examines sight, hearing, reflexes, heart condition, blood sugars, drug presence, balance, and colour blindness.

Students must pass a 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.

Have an Aviation Reference Number.

Demonstrate evidence of language, literacy and numeracy skills at the requisite ACSF level e.g. have proficiency in written and spoken English to at least Aviation English ICAO Level 4, with level 6 being desirable.

Completion of the Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) Awareness for Safety Sensitive Aviation Activities (SSAA) Employees – eLearning, conducted through CASA’s online learning system AviationWorx (this has a two year currency).

Comply with the AFC RTO code of conduct requirements that include:

  • Directions on work, and health and safety matters.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled training and assessment.
  • Participate in learning tasks to the training staff expectations.

An interview with the Head of Operations (Airflite Flying College) will be required to determine suitability and acceptance of the candidate for the Training Program.

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
AVIY0046 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

The award of AVISS00069 – Multi-Engine Aeroplane Skill requires completion of the additional one (1) competency units from the AVI Aviation Training Package:

AVIY0072 Operate a multi-engine aeroplane