Guide to our courses

This is general information to help you choose the type of course best suited to your needs. For further information about a course please see the specific course page on this site.

 

We offer three types of courses:

Tertiary courses

Tertiary courses are nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training courses with a specific education qualification such as a Certificate or Diploma. A tertiary course may also include industry qualification/s (eg a licence) that are embedded within the course.

 

Tertiary courses are best suited to students who prefer intensive full-time study; prefer learning theory in a classroom environment; and want to attain aviation licence/s together with a tertiary qualification (eg Diploma).

 

  • Generally offered as intensives with full-time attendance required
  • Enrolment can occur at any time, however commencement dates are restricted to specific intake points each year
  • Typical duration: 1 or 2 semesters of full-time study
  • Significant classroom learning included
  • Blended learning with small-group classes; self-study; one-to-one instructor led briefings, simulator time and flight time
  • Various payment options available for domestic and overseas students
  • All courses available to domestic students
  • Specific courses available to overseas students (a Student Visa is required)

Our current tertiary courses for domestic students are:

AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation – Commercial Pilot Licence

AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation – Instrument Rating

 

Our current tertiary courses for overseas students are:

AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation – Commercial Pilot Licence

AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation – Instrument Rating

Industry courses

Industry courses currently include our Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certified licence, endorsement and ratings courses (see lists below). These courses are available to student pilots, private pilots and commercial pilots (with prerequisite requirements, as applicable).

 

Licences, endorsements and ratings are issued by CASA and do not include tertiary qualifications. 

 

Industry courses are best suited to students and pilots who want to learn at a time and pace that suits them, wish to study for theory exam/s in their own time, and are not seeking a tertiary qualification.

 

  • Longer courses are generally undertaken part-time and self-paced
  • Shorter courses (5 days or less) can be undertaken full-time
  • Students can enrol at any time and can commence at most times of the year
  • Self-paced study guides and online study materials included (where applicable)
  • Blended learning with self-study; one-to-one instructor led briefings, simulator time and flight time
  • Various payment options available for domestic and overseas students
  • All courses available to domestic students
  • Some courses available to overseas students who have a visa other than a Student Visa (eg Visitor Visa, Working Holiday Visa)
Licence courses

Recreational Pilot Licence

Private Pilot Licence

Commercial Pilot Licence

Ratings courses

Instrument rating

Flight instructor grade 3 rating

Multi engine aircraft class rating

Endorsement courses

Low level endorsement

Manual propeller pitch control endorsement

Retractable undercarriage endorsement

Aircraft type-specific endorsements

Flight instructor training endorsements

Other courses

These are short courses and workshops with one-off enrolments and are generally half-a-day to two days in duration. Outcomes may include a non-accredited Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Attendance. We do not have any of these courses on offer at present. They are published on this site as they become available.

Glossary of key terms

Domestic students are Australian citizens or permanent residents

Overseas students are not Australian citizens or permanent residents and enter Australia:

  • on a Student Visa and may enrol in Tertiary Courses approved for overseas students
  • on other visas and may enrol in Industry Courses or Other Courses compatible with their visa conditions and length-of-stay in Australia

Vocational Education and Training (VET) – see information from Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

Further information

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)

Fact sheet for overseas/international students (DET)

Study in Australia for overseas students (Austrade)

Visas for overseas students (Austrade)

 

Please contact us if you have questions or need further information