National code: AVI50222

Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)

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Overview About this course

Delivered with the requisite instrument rating course, you'll graduate ready to take to the skies as a commercial pilot with this dual Diploma. Learn about air law and aircraft operation through comprehensive practical training, undertaken at a partnered third party flight school.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Apply aviation law to your operations

  • Control an aeroplane on the ground and in the air

  • Take-off and land safely

  • Fly at towered and non-towered aerodromes in all types of airspaces

  • Use radio communications and navigation instruments

  • Manage fuel, cargo, staff and passengers

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A national accreditation at Diploma level

  • Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

  • Completion of a total of 170 flight hours

  • Insight into the industry with possible excursions to a variety of locations

  • Eligibility to apply for your CASA licence which enables you to work in the industry as a commercial pilot

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Completion of an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment equivalent to a Level 4

  • A current Class 1 Australian Flight Crew Medical Certificate

  • An Aviation Reference Number (ARN)

  • An Aviation Security Identity Card (ASIC)

  • Completion of a Flight Experience Package with our third-party provider at an additional cost

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A successful Class 1 medical examination

  • Meet key flight competency targets throughout the flying program

  • Successful completion of random drug and alcohol testing requirements

  • Successful completion of all required external CASA theory examinations

  • Successful completion of the final CPL Flight Test with an external testing officer

  • A birth certificate, valid licence or proof of age card as evidence that you are over 18 years of age

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A foundational understanding of maths and physics

  • An interest in aviation

  • Commitment to completing the challenges of the course

  • The ability to fly and work at heights

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: commercial airline pilot, flight instructor, commercial pilot for organisations like Royal Flying Doctor Service, commercial pilot for charter businesses and ground theory instructor.

Licensing

This qualification prepares you for CASA testing to be certified as a commercial pilot and to gain your Part 61 Flight crew licence. For more information, please visit the CASA website.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 29 units of competency, including 28 core and 1 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures AVIY0083

  • Manage aircraft fuel AVIY0058

  • Control aeroplane in normal flight AVIY0056

  • Control aeroplane on the ground AVIY0054

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TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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