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AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) +33 hours multi-engine

This Airflite Flying College Training Program provides a recognised pathway for a participant with an Australian CASR Part 61 Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) to achieve an instrument rating with a multi-engine aeroplane (MEA) instrument aircraft endorsement. This rating covers all single and multi-engine aeroplanes.

The course also provides training for the participant to achieve both 2 and 3 dimensional instrument approach operation endorsements (IAP2D & IAP3D), necessary to conduct the applicable instrument approach operation. Successful course completion will result in the award of the following qualifications:

  • AVI50519 – Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
  • AVISS00069 – Multi-Engine Aeroplane Pilot Skill Set

Instrument approach operations involve pilots using systems and displays to conduct published instrument approach procedures. In 2D operations a pilot uses instrument displays that provide lateral (directional) navigation information. In 3D operations a pilot uses instrument displays that provide both lateral and vertical navigation information.

Who would select this program? – Participants wanting to progress their career and improve employability as a charter or corporate pilot by having the privileges to conduct flight operations of single and multi-engine aeroplanes under Night Visual flight Rules (NVFR) or Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).

Flying Time: 33 Hours
Simulator Time: 25 Hours
Total Ground School Duration: 86 Hours

New course starts every Monday. Submit an enquiry form to register interest.

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

  • aeroplane (A)

Aircraft class ratings

  • multi-engine aeroplane

Aircraft type ratings

  • Nil

Aircraft design feature & endorsements

  • manual propeller pitch control (MPPC)
  • retractable undercarriage (RU)

Operational ratings

  • Instrument Rating (IR)

Operational rating endorsements

  • Instrument Rating (IR)
    • 2D instrument approach operation (IAP2D)
    • 3D instrument approach operation (IAP3D)

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:

AVI50519 – Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

AVISS00069 – Multi-Engine Aeroplane Skill Set

Delivery Mode and Duration

This is an intensive flying training program conducted continuously over 11 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 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 from Airflite training facilities located at 15 Eagle Drive, Jandakot Airport, Western Australia, 6164.

Tuition Fees include:

  • Aircraft hire and fuel for:

Piper PA-44-180 Seminole multi-engine aircraft with the Garmin G1000® integrated flight instrument system
Dual flying – 10.5 (ME) + 22.5(IR) = 33 hours

  • Simulator training 25(IR)
  • 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.


The following pre-requisites/entry requirements apply to this Training Program:

  • At least 18 years of age and hold:
    • a current CASA Private Pilot’s Licence or a Commercial Pilot’s Licence, or
    • a AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence) or equivalent.
  • Have at least 50 hours cross country flight time as pilot in command.
  • Students must show evidence of:
    • a Class 1 medical certificate from a Civil Aviation Safety Authority approved medical examiner (DAME).
    • an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).
    • An Aviation Reference Number issued by CASA.
    • Language, literacy and numeracy skills at the requisite Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level. Alternatively, undertake a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA)* assessment test to show you have the required level of literacy.
      * Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). The CSPA is an approved (by the Secretary under Subsection 2) set of online assessments used by AFC in measuring the literacy and numeracy skills of students. The assessment process is conducted with honesty and integrity and the CSPA Reading, Numeracy & Writing assessments produce valid and reliable data through comprehensive reporting against five levels of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).
  • Completion of the DAMP Awareness for SSAA Employees – eLearning, conduction through 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 where the results of the CSPA assessment of any other tests taken will be reported/ reviewed and a general discussion on your aspiration and why you want to enhance your pilot qualifications etc. 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 AVI50519 – Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) requires completion of the 13 core units listed below plus 1 specialist elective unit from the specialist elective units listed in accordance with AVI Aviation Training Package:

Core Units
AVIF0029 (see Note) Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIF0030 (see Note) Manage safe flight operations
AVIH0013 Plan a flight under instrument flight rules
AVIH0017 Navigate aircraft under instrument flight rules
AVIW0032 (see Note) Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIY0033 (see Note) Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIY0044 Conduct a 2D instrument approach
AVIY0050 Perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures
AVIY0073 (see Note) Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
AVIY0074 Perform non-published instrument departure procedures
AVIY0075 Perform published instrument departure procedures
AVIY0076 Perform visual circling approach
AVIY0081 Conduct a 2D global navigation satellite system non-precision instrument approach

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

Holders of a Diploma of Aviation – AVI50219 (Commercial Pilots Licence) shall be granted Credit Transfer for the following individual training package units’ of competency:
AVIF0029 Implement threat and error management strategies.
AVIF0030 Manage safe flight operations.
AVIW0032 Operate and manage aircraft systems.
AVIY0033 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments.
AVIY0073 Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night (if completed as a General Elective).