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SIGNATURE PROGRAMME

Diploma of Aviation Package
(CPL + MEAIR)

Flight One Academy’s flagship pilot training package combines the commercial pilot licence (CPL) diploma, multi engine endorsement and instrument rating (IR) diploma into a powerful double Diploma of Aviation. We’ve integrated these programmes because it makes sense; it provides the best possible combination of skills and qualifications for employability whilst efficiently saving on time and cost. Training is conducted on our well maintained, modern fleet and includes extensive flight time in the state of the art, parachute equipped Cirrus aircraft.

 

Delivery Locations
Brisbane

Authentic Training Environment

As part of the Tisdall Aviation Group, Flight One Academy has a unique capacity to provide students with the opportunity to undertake training within the context of a genuine aviation industry setting. Tisdall Aviation Group operates a charter fleet, FBO services and aircraft engineering operations directly from the training base.

intakes
Regular Intakes
Tuition Fees
VSL Approved
Duration
20 - 25 months
Study Mode
On Campus
CRICOS
Pending

TUITION FEES
(VET STUDENT LOANS)

You Pay: $0 Gap
$127,900 Total Tuition Fee
$156,847 Lifetime Cap

VET Student Loan available subject to eligibility and creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth. Non-tuition fees apply. See Course Fees for full details.

Qualification Overview

Why Study the Double Diploma of Aviation?

Studying the Double Diploma of Aviation with Flight One Academy is a journey towards becoming a professional pilot through a sensible, flexible training system ideal for those busy with work and / or study commitments.

With two full time delivery duration options of 20 months or 25 months, our bespoke, customer-first training methodology allows trainees to liaise directly with their instructors to establish lesson timing around commitments, whilst sustaining a suitable rate of progress and participation.

Training is conducted in phases aligned to CASA licence and rating requirements; meaning graduates move into industry with nationally recognised qualifications, in addition to CASA pilot licence and relevant ratings and endorsements.

In this signature double qualification, upon completion of your PPL, as you move into the CPL phase, you will integrate the Multi-engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) skill building and assessments. Once achieved and combined with the CPL, the MEIR enables you to undertake commercial flights in poor weather, at night and in other low visibility conditions in a single or twin engine aircraft for which you are endorsed.

This powerful, integrated combination of qualifications provides greater efficiencies and enhanced employability upon graduation.

Things You’ll Learn

  • Operate aircraft at both controlled and non-controlled aerodromes
  • Manage normal and abnormal flight situations
  • Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
  • Operate both single and twin engine aircraft
  • Operate and navigate aircraft using flight instruments
  • Perform instrument arrivals and departures
  • 2D global navigation satellite system
  • Implement threat and error management strategies

Flying Hours

You can expect to gain at least 213 hours of logged flight time of which 100 will be solo flying and over 30 will be in a state of the art, parachute equipped Cirrus aircraft. In addition, you will undertake approximately 24 hours of simulator flight training and over 200 hours of one-on-one or small group briefings to assist with theory training.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is available to eligible applicants and provides cover for up to the full course tuition fee amount payable for this packaged. (VET Student Loans is available subject to eligibility requirements and creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth.)

Single Diplomas

At Flight One Academy, we aim to offer a flexible, affordable and student-oriented flight training experience underpinned by Tisdall Aviation Group’s renowned safety and quality. This Double Diploma package is also available as individual qualifications: Single Diploma Commercial Pilot Licence page → | Single Diploma Multi-engine Instrument Rating page →

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Meet your Instructors

Clint Dudman

Head of Operations (Chief Instructor)
Clint is a flight training veteran, with over a decade of commercial piloting and aviation training experience. Clint is also the linchpin of Flight One - our CASA approved flight training and charter operation.

Tim Enright

Flight Instructor (Grade 1)
Tim is qualified as a Multi Engine and Instrument Flight Rated Grade One Instructor. As a flight training veteran with over twenty-three years in the aviation industry, no challenge is too big for Tim to solve. With his ability to jump into any of our various flight training programmes, Tim’s experience proves invaluable to the rest of the team.

Remy Harmon

Flight Instructor (Grade 1)
A long serving member of the Flight One team, Remy is a Multi IR instructor rated to fly everything in the fleet including the B200 KingAir. With a keen eye towards aircraft scheduling and maintenance requirements, Remy is a huge asset to our flight training team.

Aaron Albert

Aaron Albert (Grade 2)
Building on years of experience with Virgin Australia's renowned cabin crew team, Aaron transitioned to Commercial Piloting and having completed his Flight Instructor Rating with Flight One, now shares his airline experience and passion for flying with beginner and advanced students alike.

Tom Allen

Flight Instructor (Grade 2)
Starting his flying career as a charter pilot, Tom now shares both his experiences and professionalism with others as a grade two flight instructor. Tom has flown an wide variety of different aircraft, from eight seat GippsAero Airvan’s on short beach airstrips through to the turbine powered Cessna 208 Caravan supporting fly in fly out mining operations. Tom ensures that every flight will have you walking away having learnt something valuable.

Graden Dare

Flight Instructor (Grade 3)
A graduate of our in-house Flight Instructor programme, Graden brings to the team extensive experience as a CPL ground-school and flight instructor. With his flexible teaching styles and high attention to detail, Graden is always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.

Dom Western

Flight Instructor (Grade 3)
Having grown up always wanting to fly, Dom now shares the excitement of powered flight with others. As a graduate of our in-house flight instructor programme, Dom has learnt how to quickly tailor the learning environment to suit each individual he flies with, ensuring that the best outcome of each lesson is reached.

Kellan Turner

Flight Instructor (Grade 3)
Kellan is an enthusiastic instructor with a passion for bringing out the very best in our students. Having completed our in-house instructor training programme, Kellan has developed a keen eye for detail and incorporates the latest instructional techniques into each lesson.

Course Details

Course Information

Course Details

Qualification AVI50222 Diploma of Aviation (CPL-Aeroplane) +
AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
Note: Training includes multi-engine rating
Training Provider Flight One Academy (RTO 45165)
Training Location Archerfield Airport, Brisbane

Introduction

Flight One Academy has the privilege of being both a CASA certified Flight Training Organisation and a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). These combined approvals allow us to deliver theory and practical training and assessments toward Australian pilot licences through formal Australian Qualifications Framework diplomas and offer VET Student Loans as a payment option.

Training is conducted at Archerfield Airport in Brisbane, Australia, by experienced aviation trainers utilising authentic training equipment and well maintained aircraft. As has been the case at Flight One for over a decade, Flight One Academy’s ethos revolves around diligent customer service – this is expressed in our boutique approach to scheduling lessons and working with each client as an individual facing the challenges of living in an increasingly expensive and time poor world.

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 broader Tisdall Aviation Group.

Our flagship double Diploma of Aviation will help you build the skills and experience to ignite a lifelong career in aviation, and progress you through to a dream role – whether your dream is in charter, freight, general aviation or flying with a domestic or international airline.

About Commercial Piloting

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 and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) 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.

What is flexible?

Our Double Diploma programme offers the flexibility of full time 20 month or reduced intensity schedule over 25 month delivery. In addition, theory studies are self-guided / online and trainees liaise directly with their instructors to establish lesson timing around commitments, rather than a formal class schedule set by the school. We endeavour to cater to schedule flexibility to the extent possible within the constraints of regulations, course progression and availability of aircraft and instructors but it is important to note that we can not and do not guarantee that trainees can dictate their own schedule. To gain full control over your training schedule, you would be recommended to shift to pay-as-you-go training through Flight One.

What isn’t flexible? Course progression.

It is important to note that, in order to meet VSL regulatory requirements, course progression is NOT flexible. All students are expected to pre-plan their flights, communicate effectively with instructors and commit to flight lessons in order to meet training progression objectives within the dates set in the letter of offer.

What is the Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) and why integrate it?

A Multi Engine endorsement provides you with the skills and necessary approval to fly aircraft with more than one engine, therefore carry a greater payload or number of passengers. This programme includes flight training in twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Seneca or the heavier Baron upon request. An Instrument Rating provides you with permission to undertake flights in a much broader range of conditions including at night and in poor weather. For this reason, holders of the Multi Engine Instrument Rating enjoy greater employability as they are more capable and have a greater range of aeronautical experience.

Outcomes

The Double Diploma of Aviation Package programme is designed around the concept of licence readiness – providing each graduate with the CASA theory and associated examinations required for a licence outcome. The programme is built for beginners and provides the ideal platform to launch a career as a professional pilot in the General Aviation or Airline sectors.

The course includes formal theory training aligned to the knowledge requirements within the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations, and assessments that are delivered under Flight One’s CASA Part 141 Flight Training Organisation Approval Certificate. When combined with our extensive practical training, this structure empowers our graduates and prepares them to seize career opportunities as they arise.

To be eligible to apply for a CASA Pilot Licence, graduates must also meet CASA’s stipulated requirements including exams and flight tests conducted by CASA appointed testing officers. The expected CASA licence, rating and endorsement outcomes of this course, subject to demonstrated competencies, are:

  • Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)
  • Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
  • Instrument Rating (IR)
  • Multi-Engine Class Rating (MEA)

Exposure to Navigation Aids may include:

  • Non-Directional Beacon (NDB)
  • VHF Omni Directional Radio Range (VOR)
  • Instrument Landing System (ILS) / Localiser (LLZ)
  • Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) or GNSS Arrival (DGA)
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)

The expected Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) formal qualification outcomes, subject to demonstrated competencies, are:

  • AVI50222 Diploma of Aviation (CPL-Aeroplane)
  • AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

Training & Assessment Arrangements

Training is conducted at Archerfield Airport in Brisbane, Australia, via face to face classroom learning by experienced flight instructors utilising an extensive training fleet and simulators.

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 aviation assessments.

Recognition For Prior Learning (RPL)

Applicants with well documented previous training and/or experience may be eligible for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) toward Units of Competency included in these qualifications. Please advise at the time of application if you are seeking RPL.

Delivery Mode

The course is delivered face to face on campus, supported by online learning facilities. Our bespoke, customer-first training methodology allows trainees to liaise directly with their instructors to establish lesson timing around commitments, and undertake self-guided learning and individual or small group briefings to achieve theory competencies, rather than being required to join scheduled classroom activities. It is important to note that whilst our instructors provide flexibility, there are constraints caused by aircraft and instructor availability and the requirements of the VET Student Loans system. A suitable rate of progress, participation and professionalism must be maintained at all times.

Students undertaking this course are expected to wear the uniform provided.

Syllabus Details

RPL Stage 1

(VSL Code DDCPL01)

WEEKS DUAL FLIGHTS (HRS) SOLO FLIGHTS (HRS) SIMULATOR (HRS) MAIN AIRCRAFT

5

12.9

0.3

0.0

C172

 

The RPL1 phase introduces the concepts and principles of aircraft flight and contains the initial fundamentals of piloting an aeroplane. Training is conducted in a Cessna 172S – one of the world’s most famous, safe and reliable training and private passenger aircraft. This phase contains about 14 flights and concludes with the first solo circuit flight.

Practical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Taking off
  • Climbing
  • Flying straight and level
  • Turning
  • Descending
  • Circuits
  • Landing

Theoretical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Circuit solo exam

ASQA Formal Diploma units commenced in this phase include:

  • AVIW0029 Manage pre- and post-flight actions
  • AVIY0054 Control aeroplane on the ground

 

RPL Stage 2

(VSL Code DDCPL02)

WEEKS DUAL FLIGHTS (HRS) SOLO FLIGHTS (HRS) SIMULATOR (HRS) AIRCRAFT

5

8.1

2.7

0.0

C172

 

The RPL2 phase builds on the initial skills to include more advanced techniques, awareness building, independence and developing confidence. This phase contains about 12 flights and concludes with the first solo flight to the training area.

Practical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Steeper turns
  • Forced landings
  • Cross wind circuits

CASA Theoretical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Area solo exam

Formal Diploma units commenced in this phase include:

  • AVIF0026 Implement aviation risk management processes
  • AVIF0027 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
  • AVIY0056 Control aeroplane in normal flight

 

RPL Stage 3

(VSL Code DDCPL03)

WEEKS DUAL FLIGHTS (HRS) SOLO FLIGHTS (HRS) SIMULATOR (HRS) AIRCRAFT

6

6.2

2.0

1.0

C172S

 

The RPL3 phase contains around 8 flights and introduces the basic use of the flight instruments to control the aircraft under Instrument Flight. Additionally, solo flight is consolidated leading to the Recreational Pilot Licence flight test. Upon completion of this phase, trainees will receive their Recreational Pilot Licence – the first major milestone in the journey to achieving the CPL.

Practical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Short field take off and landing
  • Introduction to instrument flight
  • Recreational pilot licence flight test

Theoretical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Recreational Pilot Licence Exam

Formal Diploma units commenced in this phase include:

  • AVIY0035 Operate in Class G airspace
  • AVIY0055 Take off aeroplane
  • AVIY0057 Land aeroplane
  • AVIY0083 Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures

 

PPL Stage 1

(VSL Code DDCPL04)

WEEKS DUAL FLIGHTS (HRS) SOLO FLIGHTS (HRS) SIMULATOR (HRS) AIRCRAFT

4

14.7

2.5

0.0

C172S

 

The PPL1 phase includes about 6 longer flights that focus extensively on navigation. Due to the scarcity of population centres in regional areas, Australia has some of the best flight navigation training available in the world. This ensure that pilots are well equipped and skilled to safely journey across vast distances to remote, isolated communities.

Practical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Navigation practice with instructor
  • Solo navigation exercises
  • Instrument flight

CASA Theoretical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • PPL theory exam

Formal Diploma units commenced in this phase include:

  • AVIE0006 Maintain aircraft radio communications
  • AVIF0035 Manage human factors in aviation operations

 

PPL Stage 2

(VSL Code DDCPL05)

WEEKS DUAL FLIGHTS (HRS) SOLO FLIGHTS (HRS) SIMULATOR (HRS) AIRCRAFT

3

11

3

0.0

C172S

 

The PPL2 phase has a further 6 (approx) flights that include an introduction to navigating controlled airspace and more advanced “upper airwork” – manoeuvres such as slow flight, stalls and spiral dives which are performed at altitudes that allow for safe recovery.

Practical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Navigating both controlled and uncontrolled airspace
  • Upper airwork
  • Flight test preparation
  • CASA Private Pilot Licence (PPL-A) flight test

Formal Diploma units commenced in this phase include:

  • AVIY0047 Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situations
  • AVIY0058 Manage aircraft fuel

 

CPL Stage 1

(VSL Code DDCPL06)

WEEKS DUAL FLIGHTS (HRS) SOLO FLIGHTS (HRS) SIMULATOR (HRS) AIRCRAFT

5

2.5

25

0.0

C162

 

The first CPL phase involves lots of flying, with the emphasis on solo hour building. As a Private Pilot Licence holder, trainees are able to create interesting flight plans and also carry private (non paying) passengers. Much of the flying in this phase is conducted in the Cessna 162, a smaller and more economical aircraft.

Practical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Cessna 162 conversion
  • Hour building

CASA Theoretical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • CPL Aircraft general knowledge (CSYA)
  • CPL Human Factors (CHUF)
  • CPL Navigation (CNAV)

ASQA Formal Diploma units commenced in this phase include:

  • AVIH0010 Plan a flight under visual flight rules
  • AVIF0033 Manage aircraft passengers and cargo

 

CPL Stage 2

(VSL Code DDCPL07)

WEEKS DUAL FLIGHTS (HRS) SOLO FLIGHTS (HRS) SIMULATOR (HRS) AIRCRAFT

5

2.5

30.5

0.0

C172S

 

CPL 2 looks at basic instrument flight in more detail with the addition of using navigation aids in flight. This block also contains the first block of hour building in the C172, enabling longer distance flights carrying private (non paying) passengers such as friends and family, with encouragement to complete multiple day flying adventures known as a ‘fly away’. Our instructors always have some favourite spots to visit from the air!

Practical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • General handling
  • Advanced Navigation
  • Instrument flight and use of navigation aids
  • Longer distance hours building flights with potential (optional) overnight trips

CASA Theoretical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • CPL Aeroplane Aerodynamics (CADA)
  • CPL Meteorology (CMET)

ASQA Formal Diploma units commenced in this phase include:

  • AVIY0036 Operate at non-towered aerodromes
  • AVIY0040 Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
  • AVIO0017 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation

 

CPL Stage 3

(VSL Code DDCPL08)

WEEKS DUAL FLIGHTS (HRS) SOLO FLIGHTS (HRS) SIMULATOR (HRS) AIRCRAFT

8

4.7

31

0.0

C172S

 

CPL3 builds on CPL2 with more practice, focusing on longer and more complex flights. Instrument flight and navigation aid use is further expanded on during these navigation exercises along with the introduction of 3hrs+ of night circuits. Trainees are encouraged, during this phase to undertake longer, more complex flights and multiple day fly aways to simulate real commercial pilot work.

Practical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Advanced Navigation cont.
  • Instrument flight and navaid cont.
  • Hour building
  • Night Circuits

CASA Theoretical training and assessment in this phase include:

ASQA Formal Diploma units commenced in this phase include:

  • AVIZ0006 Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight
  • AVIY0034 Operate in controlled airspace
  • AVIY0037 Operate at a controlled aerodrome
  • AVIY0041 Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
  • AVIH0014 Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules

 

MEIR Stage 1

WEEKS DUAL FLIGHTS SOLO FLIGHTS SIMULATOR AIRCRAFT

4

0.0

0.0

10.5

ALSR20

 

At this point in our Double Diploma programme, we move fully into the instrument training phases. This stage involves extensive use of the CASA approved simulator (10+ hrs) undertaking instrument flight training and intensive theory training in preparation for the Instrument Rating exam (IREX).

Delivered across approximately 13 training sessions, practical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Introduction to instrument procedures
  • Limited panel instrument flight
  • Recovery from unusual flight attitudes using instruments only
  • NDB Tracking & Holding Patterns
  • NDB Approaches & Missed Approaches
  • VOR Tracking & Holding Patterns
  • VOR Approaches & Missed Approaches
  • GNSS Tracking and Holding Patterns
  • GNSS Approaches & Missed Approaches
  • ILS / LOC Approaches
  • Departure & Arrival Procedures- SID, STAR

CASA Theoretical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Instrument Rating Exam (IREX)

ASQA Formal Diploma units commenced in this phase include:

  • AVIW0032 Operate and manage aircraft systems
  • AVIY0033 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
  • AVIY0050 Perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures
  • AVIY0073 Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
  • AVIY0075 Perform published instrument departure procedures

 

MEIR Stage 2

WEEKS DUAL FLIGHTS SOLO FLIGHTS SIMULATOR AIRCRAFT

4

13.5

0.0

6.0

Cirrus SR20

 

This phase introduces the brilliant Cirrus aircraft, starting with a three lesson specialised Cirrus Handling course. This is followed by three instrument navigation exercises that involve a part (a) in the Cirrus simulator paired with a part (b) in the Cirrus aircraft undertaking the real flight.

Practical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Cirrus conversion course
  • Navigation by instruments

ASQA Formal Diploma units commenced in this phase include:

  • AVIF0029 Implement threat and error management strategies
  • AVIF0030 Manage safe flight operations
  • AVIH0013 Plan a flight under instrument flight rules
  • AVIY0044 Conduct a 2D instrument approach
  • AVIY0074 Perform non published instrument departure procedures

 

MEIR Stage 3

WEEKS DUAL FLIGHTS SOLO FLIGHTS SIMULATOR AIRCRAFT

2

8.0

0.0

0.0

Piper Seneca

 

This phase is dedicated to learning to fly a multi-engine aircraft.

This is followed by three instrument navigation exercises that involve a part (a) in the multi engine simulator paired with a part (b) in our Piper Senica Aircraft or similar.

Practical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Multi-engine aircraft handling
  • Asymmetric flight
  • Multi-engine Rating flight test

ASQA Formal Diploma units commenced in this phase include:

  • AVIY0072 Operate a multi-engine aeroplane

 

MEIR Stage 4

WEEKS DUAL FLIGHTS SOLO FLIGHTS SIMULATOR AIRCRAFT

3

14.5

0.0

6.0

Piper Seneca

 

This phase builds upon the multi-engine aircraft training in the previous stage with the addition of instrument flight putting together previous training into action with multiple simulator-then-real-flight missions leading ultimately to the Instrument Rating Flight Test.

Practical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Type conversion
  • Navigation by instruments in a multi engine aircraft
  • Multi engine instrument rating flight test

ASQA Formal Diploma units commenced in this phase include:

  • AVIH0017 Navigate aircraft under instrument flight rules
  • AVIY0076 Perform visual circling approach

 

MEIR Stage 5

WEEKS DUAL FLIGHTS SOLO FLIGHTS SIMULATOR AIRCRAFT

3

11.6

3.0

6.0

Cirrus SR20

 

This is the final stage of training prior to the CPL Flight Test. In addition to preparing trainees for the CPL flight test, this stage includes simulated aerial work / charter scenario based training to better prepare our trainees for entering the aviation workforce as an employable job/industry ready commercial pilot.

Practical training and assessment in this phase include:

  • Review and consolidation of visual (non-instrument) navigation and flight
  • Cirrus circuits and upper airwork
  • Scenario based aerial work/charter training

ASQA Formal Diploma units commenced in this phase include:

  • AVIY0081 – Conduct a 2D global navigation satellite system non-precision instrument approach

 

CPL Flight Test

This is the final stage of training and is primarily focused on undertaking Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Flight Test.

ASQA Formal Diploma units commenced in this phase include:

  • AVILIC0003 Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane

 


TOTAL Flight Time: 213 hours

(113 Dual / 100 Solo)

Information provided is for guidance purposes only. Flight One Academy reserves the right to make changes to this syllabus without notice.

Tuition Fees Overview

Double Diploma of Aviation (CPL) + Instrument Rating (IR) Tuition Fee Information

  • Full Indicative Tuition Fee for this double qualification: $127,900
  • Tuition fees payable in instalments
  • VET Student Loans is approved for this course
  • Additional (Non-Tuition) Fees apply. Details below.
  • All amounts are in Australian Dollars

Domestic Student Tuition Fees – VET Student Loans (VSL)

  • Total Gap Fee on tuition fees for this double qualification that you will need to pay upfront: $0
  • Full Indicative Tuition Fee for this double qualification: $127,900
  • Maximum Loan Cover for this qualification: $156,847
  • VSL Indexed Loan Cap per qualification: $81,111

This course is approved for the Commonwealth Government VET Student Loan scheme with no out of pocket “gap” fee to pay. There are, however, some expenses you will need to pay yourself as some items can not be covered by a VET Student Loan. Full details are provided below.

VET Student Loan availability is subject to eligibility requirements and creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth. Please see the Tuition Fee VSL Schedules below and visit our VSL Information page for guidance and instructions if you are planning to use VET Student Loans to assist with the payment of your tuition fees. You can also view the relevant policies on our Policies & Procedures page.

VSL payment schedules for each intake are published prior to commencement and can be viewed below.

Domestic Student Tuition Fees – Self Funded

If you do not wish to, or are not eligible to use VSL to pay your tuition fees, you are welcome to pay the Full Tuition Fee for this qualification directly (self-funding) on an instalment schedule. If you are eligible for VET Student Loans, you can also mix the use of VSL and self funded payments.

Additional (Non-Tuition) / Other Fees

There are costs associated with this qualification that are not included in the tuition fees (and therefore, in accordance with ASQA regulations, are not eligible for VET Student Loans cover). It is important to be financially prepared for these costs to reduce the likelihood of disruptions to your training.

Material fees cover various training materials required throughout the course. Payment of material fees is mandatory and can only be adjusted with permission from a senior Flight Instructor. Enrolment is not confirmed until the material fee payment due at acceptance has been paid. Material fees for this course are split into an initial main material fee that covers the CPL stages of the course and a second main material fee to cover the later instrument rating stages of the course. Material costs MAY CHANGE and various items may need to be added, replaced and/or updated as you move through the course. We provide as much guidance as practicable in relation to non-tuition fees but ultimately it is the trainees responsibility to ensure that all stipulated materials are acquired and made available for training in a timely manner.

  • CPL Material Fee ($2,000 approx): The invoice for the CPL material fee is usually attached to the Letter of Offer and is payable upon acceptance of the offer. This fee includes items such as:
    • Pilot Briefcase and stationery,
    • Branded pilot uniform shirts
    • Textbooks, flight documents and charts
    • Tools and equipment required for flight planning and navigation
    • Third party pilot aptitude placement assessment
  • Instrument Rating Material Fee ($400 approx): The invoice for the material fee that covers the multi-engine instrument rating stages of the integrated double diploma includes items such as:
    • En-Route Chart low – Full Set
    • Terminal Area Charts – Full Set
    • DAP East Complete Includes Binder
    • DAP West Complete Includes Binder
    • Bob Tait IREX Textbook
  • Pilot Headset: As soon as practicable, pilot trainees will need to purchase, from their preferred supplier, a pilot headset of their choice, preferably in the range of $600 (good quality) to $1,650 (premium quality). Our instructors will assist you to determine the most suitable headset to meet your needs and budget.
  • Aviation Medical Examinations: Students commencing this qualification are required to undertake medical examinations specified and regulated by the Australian Civil Aviation Authority (CASA). Medical examinations are arranged by the student at the student’s expense. Students are required to FINALISE and hold their Class 1 medical documentation from CASA by commencement day. Students who have not received their medical will be asked to move to the next intake. Further information will be provided in the formal Letter of Offer. We also recommend that you consult CASA’s website here: www.casa.gov.au/licences-and-certificates/aviation-medicals/medical-certificates/classes-medical-certificate. CASA Designated Aviation Medical Examiners can be located here: www.casa.gov.au/content-search/medical-and-eye-examiners. Medical examination and associated fees are not included in the tuition fees (and are therefore not covered by VET Student Loans).
  • Aviation Security ID Card (ASIC): All students will be required to successfully apply for an ASIC costing approximately $230. This is done through a third party and assistance will be provided during the onboarding stage prior to commencement.
  • Remedial Flights: Flight lessons that need to be repeated as a result of a competency not being achieved are called Remedial Flights. Trainees should expect that from time to time, remedial flights may be necessary, or may wish to voluntarily repeat a flight. Fees associated with remedial flights will need to be paid at the time of booking and can not be covered by VET Student Loans. The cost of remedial flights depend on the nature and length of the repeated lesson and can range from $480 to over $2,000 each. It is therefore essential that trainees have some savings or credit set aside for remedial flights to avoid the possibility of training being suspended.
  • Exams: Additional or repeated exams are not included in the tuition fees (and are therefore not covered by VET Student Loans).
  • Options / Upgrades: Pilot trainees who request additional optional flights and/or aircraft upgrades will incur additional fees that are not included in the tuition fees (and are therefore not covered by VET Student Loans).

Tuition Fee Schedules - VET Student Loans

Intake: 17 JAN 2023

20 Month Double Diploma CPL + IR

VSL Code Start Date Census Date End Date Fee VSL Loan CPL VSL Loan IR Gap Amount EFTSL
DDCPL01 17/01/2023 30/01/2023 1/03/2023 $8,900.00 $8,900.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.15
DDCPL02 2/03/2023 15/03/2023 20/04/2023 $5,500.00 $5,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.15
DDCPL03 21/04/2023 4/05/2023 16/06/2023 $6,000.00 $6,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL04 19/06/2023 28/06/2023 24/07/2023 $8,200.00 $8,200.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.12
DDCPL05 25/07/2023 2/08/2023 23/08/2023 $7,300.00 $7,300.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.10
DDCPL06 24/08/2023 6/09/2023 17/10/2023 $10,600.00 $10,600.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL07 18/10/2023 31/10/2023 7/12/2023 $13,800.00 $13,800.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL08 8/12/2023 28/12/2023 1/03/2024 $16,000.00 $16,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.28
DDIR01 4/03/2024 14/03/2024 15/04/2024 $4,700.00 $0.00 $4,700.00 $0.00 0.14
DDIR02 16/04/2024 29/04/2024 28/05/2024 $12,000.00 $0.00 $12,000.00 $0.00 0.14
DDIR03 29/05/2024 4/06/2024 14/06/2024 $7,200.00 $0.00 $7,200.00 $0.00 0.06
DDIR04 17/06/2024 25/06/2024 11/07/2024 $15,200.00 $0.00 $15,200.00 $0.00 0.09
DDIR05 12/07/2024 24/07/2024 2/09/2024 $9,400.00 $0.00 $9,400.00 $0.00 0.16
DDCPL09 12/07/2024 24/07/2024 2/09/2024 $3,100.00 $3,100.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.10
$127,900.00 $79,400.00 $48,500.00 $0.00 2.00

25 Month Double Diploma CPL + IR

VSL Code Start Date Census Date End Date Fee VSL Loan CPL VSL Loan IR Gap Amount EFTSL
DDCPL01 17/01/2023 31/01/2023 15/03/2023 $8,900.00 $8,900.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.15
DDCPL02 16/03/2023 30/03/2023 17/05/2023 $5,500.00 $5,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.15
DDCPL03 18/05/2023 1/06/2023 20/07/2023 $6,000.00 $6,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL04 21/07/2023 2/08/2023 11/09/2023 $8,200.00 $8,200.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.12
DDCPL05 12/09/2023 26/09/2023 27/10/2023 $7,300.00 $7,300.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.10
DDCPL06 30/10/2023 14/11/2023 3/01/2024 $10,600.00 $10,600.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL07 4/01/2024 18/01/2024 6/03/2024 $13,800.00 $13,800.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL08 7/03/2024 28/03/2024 12/06/2024 $16,000.00 $16,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.28
DDIR01 13/06/2024 25/06/2024 1/08/2024 $4,700.00 $0.00 $4,700.00 $0.00 0.14
DDIR02 2/08/2024 15/08/2024 23/09/2024 $12,000.00 $0.00 $12,000.00 $0.00 0.14
DDIR03 24/09/2024 2/10/2024 23/10/2024 $7,200.00 $0.00 $7,200.00 $0.00 0.06
DDIR04 24/10/2024 4/11/2024 28/11/2024 $15,200.00 $0.00 $15,200.00 $0.00 0.09
DDIR05 29/11/2024 16/12/2024 5/02/2025 $9,400.00 $0.00 $9,400.00 $0.00 0.16
DDCPL09 29/11/2024 16/12/2024 5/02/2025 $3,100.00 $3,100.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.10
$127,900.00 $79,400.00 $48,500.00 $0.00 2.00

Intake:   21 FEB 2023

20 Month Double Diploma CPL + IR

VSL Code Start Date Census Date End Date Fee VSL Loan CPL VSL Loan IR Gap Amount EFTSL
DDCPL01 21/02/2023 6/03/2023 6/04/2023 $8,900.00 $8,900.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.15
DDCPL02 7/04/2023 19/04/2023 26/05/2023 $5,500.00 $5,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.15
DDCPL03 29/05/2023 12/06/2023 18/07/2023 $6,000.00 $6,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL04 19/07/2023 28/07/2023 24/08/2023 $8,200.00 $8,200.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.12
DDCPL05 25/08/2023 1/09/2023 22/09/2023 $7,300.00 $7,300.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.10
DDCPL06 25/09/2023 9/10/2023 16/11/2023 $10,600.00 $10,600.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL07 17/11/2023 30/11/2023 10/01/2024 $13,800.00 $13,800.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL08 11/01/2024 30/01/2024 3/04/2024 $16,000.00 $16,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.28
DDIR01 4/04/2024 16/04/2024 16/05/2024 $4,700.00 $0.00 $4,700.00 $0.00 0.14
DDIR02 17/05/2024 28/05/2024 26/06/2024 $12,000.00 $0.00 $12,000.00 $0.00 0.14
DDIR03 27/06/2024 2/07/2024 15/07/2024 $7,200.00 $0.00 $7,200.00 $0.00 0.06
DDIR04 16/07/2024 23/07/2024 9/08/2024 $15,200.00 $0.00 $15,200.00 $0.00 0.09
DDIR05 12/08/2024 26/08/2024 1/10/2024 $9,400.00 $0.00 $9,400.00 $0.00 0.16
DDCPL09 12/08/2024 26/08/2024 1/10/2024 $3,100.00 $3,100.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.10
$127,900.00 $79,400.00 $48,500.00 $0.00 2.00

25 Month Double Diploma CPL + IR

VSL Code Start Date Census Date End Date Fee VSL Loan CPL VSL Loan IR Gap Amount EFTSL
DDCPL01 21/02/2023 7/03/2023 21/04/2023 $8,900.00 $8,900.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.15
DDCPL02 24/04/2023 9/05/2023 22/06/2023 $5,500.00 $5,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.15
DDCPL03 23/06/2023 7/07/2023 24/08/2023 $6,000.00 $6,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL04 25/08/2023 7/09/2023 18/10/2023 $8,200.00 $8,200.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.12
DDCPL05 19/10/2023 31/10/2023 1/12/2023 $7,300.00 $7,300.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.10
DDCPL06 4/12/2023 19/12/2023 7/02/2024 $10,600.00 $10,600.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL07 8/02/2024 22/02/2024 11/04/2024 $13,800.00 $13,800.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL08 12/04/2024 3/05/2024 16/07/2024 $16,000.00 $16,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.28
DDIR01 17/07/2024 30/07/2024 5/09/2024 $4,700.00 $0.00 $4,700.00 $0.00 0.14
DDIR02 6/09/2024 18/09/2024 28/10/2024 $12,000.00 $0.00 $12,000.00 $0.00 0.14
DDIR03 29/10/2024 5/11/2024 26/11/2024 $7,200.00 $0.00 $7,200.00 $0.00 0.06
DDIR04 27/11/2024 9/12/2024 7/01/2025 $15,200.00 $0.00 $15,200.00 $0.00 0.09
DDIR05 8/01/2025 22/01/2025 11/03/2025 $9,400.00 $0.00 $9,400.00 $0.00 0.16
DDCPL09 8/01/2025 22/01/2025 11/03/2025 $3,100.00 $3,100.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.10
$127,900.00 $79,400.00 $48,500.00 $0.00 2.00

Intake:   04 APR 2023

20 Month Double Diploma CPL + IR

VSL Code Start Date Census Date End Date Fee VSL Loan CPL VSL Loan IR Gap Amount EFTSL
DDCPL01 11/04/2023 24/04/2023 26/05/2023 $8,900.00 $8,900.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.15
DDCPL02 29/05/2023 8/06/2023 11/07/2023 $5,500.00 $5,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.15
DDCPL03 12/07/2023 25/07/2023 31/08/2023 $6,000.00 $6,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL04 1/09/2023 12/09/2023 11/10/2023 $8,200.00 $8,200.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.12
DDCPL05 12/10/2023 20/10/2023 10/11/2023 $7,300.00 $7,300.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.10
DDCPL06 13/11/2023 27/11/2023 4/01/2024 $10,600.00 $10,600.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL07 5/01/2024 17/01/2024 26/02/2024 $13,800.00 $13,800.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL08 27/02/2024 19/03/2024 21/05/2024 $16,000.00 $16,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.28
DDIR01 22/05/2024 3/06/2024 1/07/2024 $4,700.00 $0.00 $4,700.00 $0.00 0.14
DDIR02 2/07/2024 11/07/2024 9/08/2024 $12,000.00 $0.00 $12,000.00 $0.00 0.14
DDIR03 12/08/2024 19/08/2024 29/08/2024 $7,200.00 $0.00 $7,200.00 $0.00 0.06
DDIR04 30/08/2024 6/09/2024 25/09/2024 $15,200.00 $0.00 $15,200.00 $0.00 0.09
DDIR05 26/09/2024 8/10/2024 15/11/2024 $9,400.00 $0.00 $9,400.00 $0.00 0.16
DDCPL09 26/09/2024 8/10/2024 15/11/2024 $3,100.00 $3,100.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.10
$127,900.00 $79,400.00 $48,500.00 $0.00 2.00

25 Month Double Diploma CPL + IR

VSL Code Start Date Census Date End Date Fee VSL Loan CPL VSL Loan IR Gap Amount EFTSL
DDCPL01 11/04/2023 25/04/2023 9/06/2023 $8,900.00 $8,900.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.15
DDCPL02 12/06/2023 26/06/2023 3/08/2023 $5,500.00 $5,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.15
DDCPL03 4/08/2023 21/08/2023 10/10/2023 $6,000.00 $6,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL04 11/10/2023 24/10/2023 30/11/2023 $8,200.00 $8,200.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.12
DDCPL05 1/12/2023 12/12/2023 17/01/2024 $7,300.00 $7,300.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.10
DDCPL06 18/01/2024 1/02/2024 20/03/2024 $10,600.00 $10,600.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL07 21/03/2024 5/04/2024 27/05/2024 $13,800.00 $13,800.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.17
DDCPL08 28/05/2024 18/06/2024 28/08/2024 $16,000.00 $16,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.28
DDIR01 29/08/2024 10/09/2024 18/10/2024 $4,700.00 $0.00 $4,700.00 $0.00 0.14
DDIR02 21/10/2024 4/11/2024 9/12/2024 $12,000.00 $0.00 $12,000.00 $0.00 0.14
DDIR03 10/12/2024 19/12/2024 13/01/2025 $7,200.00 $0.00 $7,200.00 $0.00 0.06
DDIR04 14/01/2025 23/01/2025 19/02/2025 $15,200.00 $0.00 $15,200.00 $0.00 0.09
DDIR05 20/02/2025 6/03/2025 24/04/2025 $9,400.00 $0.00 $9,400.00 $0.00 0.16
DDCPL09 20/02/2025 6/03/2025 24/04/2025 $3,100.00 $3,100.00 $0.00 $0.00 0.10
$127,900.00 $79,400.00 $48,500.00 $0.00 2.00

 


 

Future Intakes

We will publish further intakes for 2023 during the first quarter of the year, as we are awaiting additional aircraft and don’t want to become over committed in the event of logistics or supply chain issues.

Units of Competency

CPL Units of Competency

Core units

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

AVIF0033

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

AVIY0083

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

AVIZ0006

Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight

General elective units

AVIY0073

Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night


MEIR Units of Competency

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

Entry Criteria

Academic Criteria

  • Australian Year 12 (Senior High School) Certificate of Education; or
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) diploma; or
  • successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), or at a level in a framework that preceded the AQF that is equivalent to level 4 or above in the AQF or;   that has been assessed by a Federal, State or Territory government agency which assesses overseas qualifications (or an organisation contracted by such an agency to undertake such assessments) as equivalent or comparable to a qualification referred to in the VET Student Loans Rules; and the course for the qualification was delivered in English.
  • If you cannot provide the above documents, you will be required to display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy. We will assess your competence using the Australian Government approved assessment tool — LLN Robot, or other approved tool of our choice.

CASA English Language Criteria

CASA has requirements for the minimum standards of English language. Trainees will undergo testing to gain CASA certification (at a minimum of level 4) of their aviation English standard.

CASA Medical Criteria for Licencing

A valid Class 1 medical certificate is a course commencement requirement. This medical certificate must remain valid for the duration of the course and is the responsibility of the student to maintain. Students who have not received their Class 1 Certificate from CASA by the commencement date will not be able to commence and will be deferred to the next available intake.

Details and further information are available from CASA – https://www.casa.gov.au/licences-and-certificates/aviation-medicals/medical-certificates.

Aviation Security Clearance

Candidates will need to be eligible to apply for an Aviation Security ID Card (ASIC). This includes police clearance by way of a background criminal check that can include:

  • National police check
  • Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission criminal assessment
  • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation national security assessment
  • Department of Home Affairs Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) system check

If you have significant criminal history, you may not be eligible to hold an ASIC.

ASIC applications require support for operational needs. This is provided to you by us after your successful enrolment along with instructions for lodging an ASIC application.

VET Student Loans Criteria

There are specific criteria for use of the VET Student Loans scheme. Please visit our VSL Page for further details.

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Our safety culture is the single fundamental value driving every business in our group, from the way we run charter operations, maintain aircraft, facilitate travel, and crucially train our students. Because of this safety first, safety always philosophy, Tisdall Aviation Group ultimately crafts better pilots, better engineers, and better managers.

Part of a Large Aviation Group

Because TAG offers the full stack of aviation services – from charter, to maintenance, training, and lounge & ground services, our training pilots and engineers get a thorough understanding of how industry really works; plus, they get to meet and chat with the people who make things happen.

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Our pilots, engineers and managers are sought-out by industry, because our graduates meet their needs. Industry members select our services because we genuinely care about building their careers, and helping them grow professionally, and move up in their jobs.

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