AVI50415 – Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

If you are dreaming of a career as a pilot, an Instrument Rating is a must.

Our AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) will give you the skills necessary to attract the pilot jobs you want! Our Diploma has been specially designed for aspiring pilots who want to fly multi-engine aircraft for a career

As part of this course, you will:

  • Complete your Instrument Rating Theory Exam (IREX)
  • Build your required cross-country solo hours
  • Attain your –
    • Private Pilot Licence
    • Multi-Engine Class Rating (MEA)
    • Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR)
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Intakes for AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) are now open.

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  • Minimum 18 years of age at the completion of the course

  • Hold or ability to hold a Class 2 Medical

  • Ability to hold an ASIC (Aviation Security Identification Card)

Students must also undertake a pre-training review to ensure course suitability.  This involves:

  • A pre-training review interview
  • A Language, Literacy & Numeracy Test with a minimum mark of 3 for all areas (Reading, writing, learning, numeracy and oral).
  • A brief interview with a Flight Instructor to determine suitability to be a pilot
  • A flight simulator test to determine aptitude for flying and achieve a minimum score of 11


  • At completion you will have a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating, whilst still building the required time for a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPLA)

  • Fly under Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC)

  • Fly a multi-engine aircraft

  • Hold over 160 hours of flight training experience

Course Structure and Time Allocation

Delivery Description Duration
 Dual Single-Engine  Flight Training  67.5
 Solo Single -Engine  Flight Training  56.0
Dual Multi-Engine  Flight Training 23.5
 Simulator  Flight Training  19.5
    Your Total: 166.5

Course Details

Human Factors

Air Law



Ground Theory – Instrument Rating

Multi Engine Endorsement

Core units

AVIF0007Implement threat and error management strategies

AVIF0008Manage safe flight operations

AVIH0005Plan a flight under instrument flight rules

AVIH5017Navigate aircraft under instrument flight rules

AVIW5018Operate and manage aircraft systems

AVIY0001Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments

AVIY0013Conduct a 2D instrument approach

AVIY0022Perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures

AVIY5024Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night

AVIY5027Perform non published instrument departure procedures

AVIY5028Perform published instrument departure procedures

AVIY5033Perform visual circling approach

Elective units

AVIY5023Operate a multi-engine aeroplane

• Private Charter Pilot

• Face to Face Training
• Practical In-Flight Training
• Flight Simulation
• Practical Flight Tests
• Briefings

• Practical Demonstrations & Verbal Q&A
• Written Assignments

  • Flight Training
  • PPL Theory and Exam
  • PPL Flight Exam
  • IREX Theory

Course Start Dates

We typically run multiple intakes for this course each year. To see when the next course runs click here.

Cost Exclusions:

  • Additional training or tuition required to meet the standard

  • CASA flight testing fees

  • Landing charges and Air Services fees at aerodromes outside of Bacchus Marsh

  • Uniform

  • Aviation Class One Medical

  • Aviation Security Identification Card

  • Any fees associated with student exceeding aircraft height and weight restrictions