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AVI50222 – Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)

AVI50519 – Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

The Airflite Flying College Professional Pilot Pathway with Instrument Rating is an exceptional career program designed to provide participants with training and assessment to achieve an aeroplane commercial pilot licence (CPL), a multi engine class instrument rating with an outcome of +100 hours of multi-engine flight time, and the award of the following qualifications:

  • AVI50222 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)
  • AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
  • 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 on single-engine and multi-engine class aeroplanes.

The program uniquely incorporates +100 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 with a valued multi-engine class instrument rating, and aiming to operate larger aeroplanes used by air transport operators and aerial work operators.

Total Aeronautical Experience: 210+ Hours

Multi-Engine: 100+ Hours

Simulator Time: 28 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

  • 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)
  • Instrument Rating (IR)

Operational rating endorsements

  • Instrument Rating
    • 2 Dimensional instrument approach operation (IAP2D)
    • 3 Dimensional 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:

AVI50222 – Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)

AVI50519 – Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

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 55+ weeks.Additional attendance may be required depending on such variable factors as weather, safety and progression of student competency, please refer to Airflite’s Student Handbook for more information).
  • Full-time attendance required by students.
  • Training weeks nominally include five (5) days from Monday to Friday.
  • All training is conducted face-to-face, on-campus at either Jandakot Airport, Western Australia or Moorabbin Airport, Victoria.
  • Ground, Simulator and Flight Training will typically be conducted between 0800 and 1700, with the exception that night flying practical training will be conducted after dusk hours.

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.

What's included in the tuition fees?

Tuition Fees are charged according to approved syllabus events and include:

  • All flight training (Aircraft hire, simulator, fuel & Airport landing fees)
  • All briefings (Pre, Post & Mass)
  • Flight instruction
  • CASA exam, Licence and test fees
  • Ground Theory courses

Students will be required to supply, for their own use, the following items which are not covered by Tuition Fees:

  • Aviation Headset (David Clarke brand or equivalent)
  • A laptop/iPad/tablet (recommended)
  • The COMPASS Pilot aptitude test
  • Prescribed textbooks & references (some will be provided)
  • Travel Bag (carry on size)
  • CASA Class 1 medical certificate
  • Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).
  • Pilot uniform to comply with college dress code (refer to student handbook)
  • Navigation equipment

Students will be required to cover the following incidental fees that maybe incurred during the Training Program:

  • Any remedial training beyond the approved syllabus as a result of competency not being achieved. We will endeavour to keep the cost to a minimum.
  • Repeating units of study
  • Repeat CASA ground theory examinations and flight test examinations beyond the approved syllabus.
  • Upholding currency of CASA Class 1 medical certificate and ASIC clearance

Intakes and Schedule of Fees

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

Please note that the tuition fees may vary from one intake to another due to variable aviation operation costs.

Units of Competency

The award of AVI50222 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

AVIH0015 Plan a flight under night visual flight rules

AVIH0016 Navigate aircraft under night visual flight rules

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 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

The award of AVISS00046 – Night Visual Flight Rules Pilot Skill Set requires completion of the following units:

  • AVIY0033 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
  • AVIY0073 Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
  • AVIH0015 Plan a flight under night visual flight rules
  • AVIH0016 Navigate aircraft under night visual flight rules

The award of AVISS00069 – Multi-Engine Aeroplane Pilot Skill Set requires completion of the following units:

  • AVIW0029 Manage pre- and post-flight actions
  • AVIY0054 Control aeroplane on the ground
  • AVIY0055 Take off aeroplane
  • AVIY0056 Control aeroplane in normal flight
  • AVIY0057 Land aeroplane
  • AVIY0083 Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures