AVI50219 – Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)

Earn an AVI50219 – 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 47 weeks.

Our AVI50219 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.

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

Core Units

AVILIC0003    Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane

AVIO0017       Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation

AVIW0029      Implement threat and error management strategies

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

AVIY0046        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

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

Elective Unit

AVIN0004      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

Bachelor of Aviation

  • 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