AVI50415 – Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

The course includes the underpinning skills required to support learning at the AQTF Level 5 (Diploma), as well as meeting all Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) licensing and regulations applicable to Instrument Flight Operations.

This course has 2 entry points: PPLA Entry for those who hold a current Private Pilot Licence and a CPLA Entry for those who hold a Commercial Pilot Licence.

Many students who enter with a PPLA use this course to build the required hours to later complete their AVI20215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane). As part of completing this diploma you will build your required cross country solo hours, complete your Instrument Rating Theory Exam (IREX), attain your Multi-Engine Class Rating (MEA) as well as a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR).

Throughout our course we structure our theory into subjects allowing those students who wish to complete their CASA CPLA exams can do so.

Many organisations who are looking at taking on new pilots will consider someone with a MEIR before an applicant without.

Intakes for AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) are now open.

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Pre-Requisites

  • 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)

  • Hold a Private Pilot Licence (PPLA) or Commercial Pilot Licence (CPLA)

Benefits

  • 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
  • 116.5 hours of flight training experience

PPLA Entry

Course Structure and Time Allocation

Delivery Description Duration
 Classroom  Theory  4 Weeks
 Dual Single-Engine  Flight Training  31.5
 Solo Single -Engine  Flight Training  45
Dual Multi-Engine  Flight Training  15
Night Single-Engine  Flight Training 5
 Simulator  Flight Training  20
    Your Total: 116.5 hours +

Human Factors

Air Law

Meteorology

Navigation

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

• Commercial aeroplane pilot
• Commercial helicopter pilot
• Military aeroplane pilot
• Military helicopter pilot

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

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

  • Flight Training
  • CPL Theory Subjects:
    • Meteorology
    • Human Conditions
    • Navigation
    • Air Law
  • IREX Theory
  •  First Issue of Charts:
    • ERC
    • VTC
    • VNC
    • WAC
    • PCAb
  • IFR Training Manual
  • CPL Textbooks
  • Aircraft Manual
  • DAPS East
  • AIP

CPLA Entry

Course Structure and Time Allocation

Delivery Description Duration
 Classroom  Theory  4 Weeks
 Dual Single-Engine  Flight Training  10.0
 Solo Single -Engine  Flight Training  1.0
Dual Multi-Engine  Flight Training  23.5
 Simulator  Flight Training  20.0
    Your Total: 54.5 hours +

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

• Commercial aeroplane pilot
• Commercial helicopter pilot
• Military aeroplane pilot
• Military helicopter pilot

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

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

  •  IREX Theory
  • Flight Training
  •  IFR Training Manual
  • Aircraft Manual
  • DAPS East
  • AIP
  • First Issue of Charts:
    • ERC
    • VTC
    • UNC
    • WAC
    • PCAb

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