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AVI50419 Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor)

This Airflite Flying College course provides a recognised training pathway for a participant with an Australian CASR Part 61 Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) to achieve a Flight instructor rating (FIR) with a Grade 3 training endorsement (aeroplane) and the award of the following qualification:

  • AVI50419 – Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor)

An FIR with Grade 3 training endorsement is an entry requirement to operate as an aeroplane Flight Instructor for a CASR Part 141 or CASR Part 142 flying training organisation.

The Airflite Flying College course aims to impart the principal standards, methodology and practices to support a successful career progression as an effective professional flight instructor.

Who would select this program? – Participants wanting to progress their career as flight instructor and start conducting flight training for others for a recreational pilot licence, private pilot licence or commercial pilot licence in either an aeroplane or flight simulation training device (FSTD).

Flying Time: 31.5 Hours
Simulator Time: 20 Hours
Total Ground School Duration: 12 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

  • Nil

Aircraft Category ratings

  • Nil

Aircraft class ratings

  • Nil

Aircraft type ratings

  • Nil

Aircraft design feature & endorsements

  • Nil

Operational ratings

  • Flight Instructor Rating (FIR)

Operational rating endorsements

  • Flight Instructor
    • Grade 3 training (G3)

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:

AVI50419 – Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor)

Delivery Mode and Duration

This is an intensive flying training program conducted continuously over 12 weeks requiring full-time attendance by a participant. Additional attendance may be required depending on such variable factors as weather, safety and progression of student competency. 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 0800 hrs 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 – 35 hours
  • Simulator training – 21.6 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
  • A current CASA Private Pilot’s Licence or Commercial Pilot’s Licence.

Note. If the CPL licence held was NOT:

  • completed with an aeroplane category rating in an integrated training course or
  • passed via a flight test for the grant of the licence with an aeroplane category rating

The following flight experience is required:

  • Have at least 200 Hours flight time as pilot
  • Have 100 hours flight time as pilot in command
  • Hold a Class 1/Class 2 medical certificate from a CASA approved medical examiner (DAME)
  • Have an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC). This is a national requirement for all pilots and employees in the aviation industry
  • Consent to mandatory random drug and alcohol testing
  • Complete pre-enrolment interview with the Head of Operations
  • 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 qualifications
  • 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.

Intakes and Schedule of Fees

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

Units of Competency

The award of AVI50419 – Diploma of Aviation (Instructor Rating) requires completion of the 12 core units plus 5 general elective units:

Core Units
AVIM0003 Conduct aeronautical knowledge training and flight training
AVIM0004 Conduct training for the issue of an endorsement
AVIM0005 Facilitate non-technical skills instruction
TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402 Assess competence
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

General Elective Units
AVIF0026 Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIF0027 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
AVIM0010 Conduct flight review
BSBCMM411 Make presentations
TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction