AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) +33 Hours Multi-Engine Pathway

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.

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)

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

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)

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 at either Jandakot Airport, Western Australia or Moorabbin Airport, Victoria.

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

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • A current CASA Private Pilot’s Licence or Commercial Pilot’s Licence
  • Have at least 50 hours cross country flight time as pilot in command
  • Have at least 5 hours night experience and minimum 1 hour of solo night circuits
  • 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 AVI50519 – Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) requires completion of the 13 core units plus 1 specialist elective unit:

Core Units
AVIF0029 Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIF0030 Manage safe flight operations
AVIH0013 Plan a flight under instrument flight rules
AVIH0017 Navigate aircraft under instrument flight rules
AVIW0032 Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIY0033 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIY0044 Conduct a 2D instrument approach
AVIY0050 Perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures
AVIY0073 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

Specialist elective units
AVIY0072 Operate a multi-engine aeroplane
AVIY0045 Conduct a 3D instrument approach