AVI50215 – Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)

Earn an AVI50215 – Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) and begin your journey to a rewarding career as a pilot.

This Diploma of Aviation can be completed on a full-time basis and is designed to take you from no experience through to holding a Commercial Pilot Licence.

We also have flexible study options with a minimum study time of 52 weeks.

Our AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence) course is designed to give you the required skills within our recommended allotment of hours. There is a range of payment options available including packages and finance available to eligible students.

As a nationally recognised training organisation (RTO) our courses are fully audited and give you the peace of mind you are training with a quality assured organisation.

Human Factors
Flight Rules & Air Law
Aircraft General Knowledge
Operation, Performance & Flight Planning

Core units
AVIE4001 Maintain aircraft radio communications
AVIF0004 Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIF0005 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
AVIF0007 Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIF0008 Manage safe flight operations
AVIF0011 Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
AVIF0014 Manage human factors in aviation operations
AVIH0002 Plan a flight under visual flight rules
AVIH4001 Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
AVILIC0001 Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane
AVIO0002 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
AVIW4001 Manage pre- and post-flight actions
AVIW5018 Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIY0001 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIY0002 Operate in controlled airspace
AVIY0003 Operate in Class G airspace
AVIY0004 Operate at non-towered aerodromes
AVIY0005 Operate at a controlled aerodrome
AVIY0008 Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
AVIY0009 Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
AVIY0018 Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures
AVIY0019 Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situations
AVIY4001 Control aeroplane on the ground
AVIY4002 Take off aeroplane
AVIY4003 Control aeroplane in normal flight
AVIY4004 Land aeroplane
AVIY4007 Manage aircraft fuel
AVIZ4001 Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight

Elective unit
AVIN0002 Supervise and manage safe flight operations as pilot in command

Occupations include:
• Commercial aeroplane pilot
• Military aeroplane pilot.

• Ground theory – this involves CASA endorsed flight instructor led institution based classroom delivery, workshops, seminars, tutorials and case studies.
• Practical In-Flight Training
• Flight Simulation
• Briefings

• Practical Demonstrations & Verbal Q&A
• Written Exams
• Assignments

  • Flight Training Hours
  • Ground Theory and Briefings
  • CPLA Theory Subjects
  • Landing charges and Air Services fees at aerodromes outside of Bacchus Marsh

Course Structure and Time Allocation

Lessons Description Duration
Dual Flight Training 80
Solo Flight Training 70
Sim Sim Flight Training 5
Theory Classroom 7 subjects
    Your Total: 155 hours


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

  • Hold or ability to hold a Class 1 Medical*

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

* Students will be accepted into the course whilst they are still applying for their Class 1 Medical.  If, for whatever reason, a student is unable to obtain their medical, they will not be able to continue in the course.  Students who choose to enrol without a completed medical, do so at their own discretion/risk. 


  • Pilot an aircraft for hire or reward
  • Take your friends and family flying around the country
  • Continue your training by adding a Multi-Engine Endorsement, Instrument Rating or even an Instructor Rating
  • Build your hours towards an Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)

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

Course Start Dates

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


Please check out our course schedules page for the next start and fee structure.

Cost Exclusions:

  • CASA RPL, PPL and CPL Test Fees and Aircraft Hire

  • Additional training or tuition required to meet the standard

  • Renewal of Charts

  • CASA PEXO Examination beyond first attempt

  • Uniform and Headset

  • Aviation Class One Medical

  • Aviation Security Identification Card

  • Fees associated to student exceeding aircraft height and weight restrictions.

  • Remedial Flight Training

  • Course Materials