Diploma of Aviation (CPL)AVI50219
Gain the qualifications and experience to become a commercial pilot and the potential to work across the diverse charter, aeromedical, passenger transport, photography and survey industries. Studying the diploma of aviation with Flight One Academy is an 18 month journey towards becoming a professional pilot.
04 January 2021
12 months (full time)
Why Study A Diploma Of Aviation
Studying the Diploma of Aviation with Flight One Academy is an 18 month journey towards becoming a professional pilot. Training is conducted in phases, where you will build and expand your knowledge and qualifications across the study period. You will begin with the fundamentals of flight and basic aircraft handling skills required for a recreational pilot licence (RPL).
The next phase is the private pilot licence (PPL) which introduces the seven theory modules, which are then expanded upon during the Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) phase. These phases are set to align to CASA licensing requirements; meaning graduates move into industry with nationally recognised qualifications, in addition to licensing by the peak regulatory authority.
Things You’ll Learn
- Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
- Operate aircraft at controlled and non-controlled aerodromes
- Manage abnormal flight situations
- Manage safe flight operations
- Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
Entry Requirements, Cost, & Details
Gain the qualifications and experience to become a commercial pilot and the potential to work across the diverse charter, aeromedical, passenger transport, photography and survey industries.
Flight One Academy delivers a CASA Part 141 aligned Diploma of Aviation programme. The programme is usually delivered as a single engine qualification, but multi-engine elective options are available.
To maximise training efficiency and graduate outcomes, our Aviation programme is delivered to Diploma standards only, and are issued within the nationally recognized training Australian Qualifications Framework.
Training is conducted at Archerfield Airport in Brisbane, Australia, via face to face classroom learning by experienced aviation trainers utilising authentic training equipment and aircraft to supplement the quality theory training.
As part of a broader aviation group that includes VIP and business chartering, airport FBO services and CASA approved aircraft maintenance and repair operations, we are able to offer a genuinely industry driven, innovative programmes with integrated theory and practical training to ensure that you are job ready upon graduation. Please visit About Us to learn more about our Academy and the wider Tisdall Aviation Group.
ABOUT COMMERCIAL PILOTS
Commercial pilots carry out the safety critical activity of flight for reward in support of a wide range of clients. The vast array of activities undertaken include charter, aeromedical, passenger transport, photography and survey work.
Commercial pilots learn to utilise sophisticated electrical components of aircraft such as on board computers, radio, radar and GPS directional equipment.
The demand for qualified Pilots is an international trend, and the Commercial Pilot is well placed to pursue career paths in general aviation, regular passenger (airline) transport and specialised operational roles.
RECOGNITION FOR PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
Flight One Academy’s School of Aviation is run by a team of current instructors and trainers from a range of backgrounds including civil and military. Our aim is simple – to deliver the training the industry wants and expects.
Pilots with well documented previous training and/or experience may be eligible for Recognition for Prior Learning toward this qualification. Please advise at the time of application if you are seeking RPL.
Domestic Student Tuition Fee:
Single Diploma (12 months/ CPL only): $75,750
Please enquire about payment options.
The course is open to students with no industry experience and is delivered face to face on campus supported by online learning facilities and airborne activities where relevant. The course runs 4 to 5 days per week during term and attendance is compulsory unless otherwise approved by the Head of School.
ASQA UNITS OF COMPETENCY
ASQA Units of Competency that may be used in the delivery of the course include:
AVIE0006 Maintain aircraft radio communications
AVIF0026 Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIF0027 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
AVIF0029 Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIF0030 Manage safe flight operations
AVIF0031 Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
AVIF0035 Manage human factors in aviation operations
AVIH0010 Plan a flight under visual flight rules
AVIH0014 Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
AVILIC0003 Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane
AVIO0017 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
AVIW0029 Manage pre- and post-flight actions
AVIW0032 Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIY0033 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIY0034 Operate in controlled airspace
AVIY0035 Operate in Class G airspace
AVIY0036 Operate at non-towered aerodromes
AVIY0037 Operate at a controlled aerodrome
AVIY0040 Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
AVIY0041 Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
AVIY0046 Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures
AVIY0047 Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situations
AVIY0054 Control aeroplane on the ground
AVIY0055 Take off aeroplane
AVIY0056 Control aeroplane in normal flight
AVIY0057 Land aeroplane
AVIY0058 Manage aircraft fuel
AVIY0073 Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
AVIZ0006 Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight
Note: Units of Competency delivered may be adjusted from time to time in terms of the AVI Training Package approved by ASQA.
The expected outcomes of this course, subject to demonstrated competencies, are:
- AVIA40219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)
- CASA issued Part 61 Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)
- Australian or Australian-equivalent senior high school certificate with average or above results.
- Passes in school Maths and English
- (Physics preferred but not a requirement)
- Well organised and self disciplined
AVIATION REGULATORY CRITERIA
- Eligible for an Aviation Reference Number (ARN)
- Eligible for Class 1 Aviation Medical
- Eligible Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
- Eligible for ICAO Level 6 Aviation English (see details below)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE CRITERIA
All applicants, unless exempt, must present an IELTS Certificate (Academic Module) no more than 1 year old.
For direct entry, the IELTS result must be at least 6.0 overall with no band score below 5.5. English pathway options are available for applicants who have not attained this minimum level.
Please note: You may be exempt from the English language entry criteria if you are a citizen of Australia, or studied for the last 2 years in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Canada or the United States of America enrolled in a formal qualification. Exemptions are assessed case by case. The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requires that individuals from non-English speaking backgrounds seeking an Australian Pilots Licence must present an IELTS score of 6.0 with no band score below 6.0 prior to being issued a licence.
English language packaged pathways are available for this course but a formal test result may still be required.
CASA ENGLISH LANGUAGE CRITERIA
Pilot trainees should also be aware that, according to CASR Part 61, all personnel wishing to hold an Australian Pilot Licence will be required to provide evidence to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority that they have achieved a suitable English language proficiency level.
An applicant for a licence must be able to read, write and converse in English to a level that CASA is satisfied is sufficient to enable the applicant to safely exercise the privileges of the licence applied for. The level of knowledge would be such that the licence holder is able to:
- read and understand the instructions and technical manuals in use within the organisation;
- make written technical entries and any maintenance documentation entries, which can be understood by those with whom they are normally required to communicate;
- read and understand the organisation’s procedures; and
- communicate at such a level as to prevent any misunderstanding when exercising certification privileges.
Our Archerfield Airport flight school is equipped with practical training areas and air-conditioned classrooms.
The practical flight activities are undertaken in contemporary, industry relevant aircraft. Options for aircraft types used beyond the programmed equipment are available to the student at the applicable published rate.
Training activities include formal aeronautical theory training and assessments aligned to CASA modules, in addition to flight sequences as determined by the CASA Manual of Standards (MOS).
Our theory classrooms are air-conditioned and fully equipped to CASA and ASQA standards with student facilities and amenities available.
To provide even better outcomes for graduates of this course, our programme is carefully aligned to the CASA Part 61 system of training, assessment and licencing within our group’s Part 141 approvals.
Assessments for this programme are conducted and invigilated in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
Assessments may include, but are not limited to, multiple choice, short answer, short essays, group work under observation and practical assignments including flight sorties and flight tests conducted by CASA approved Flight Examiners.
PREPARE YOUR DOCUMENTS
You will need to prepare at least the following documentation:
- One form of ID such as ASIC, Licence, Student ID, Passport
- A graduation certificate from your senior high school, or higher (college or university)
- Academic results from your senior high school, or higher (college or university)
Our simple online application form is located here: www.flightoneacademy.edu.au/apply
ASK FOR ASSISTANCE
If you have any questions or issues lodging your application, contact our team via the enquiry form on the Contact Page.