Flight Instructor Rating (FIR)


Once you have obtained your CPLA, you are ready for the Flight Instructor Rating, Grade 3. Work as a Flight Instructor at any Flying School, sharing the passion of aviation and teaching others how to fly. As you gain experience, you have the capability of adding several teaching approvals to the Instructor Rating including Aerobatics, Tail-wheel or Instrument Flying.

For many Commercial Pilots a great way to build your experience and flying hours is to teach others how to fly. At the end of the course you will have completed a total over 30 hours of flight training  as well as compiling many briefs for your portfolio.

At TVSA we are always on the look out for casual instructors and we would normally regard those who have trained with us in high esteem. Click here to check out our careers page! 

Flight Instructor Rating


  • Commercial Pilots Licence (CPLA)

Benefits of a Flight Instructor Rating

  • Conduct Flight Training and start earning money
  • Expand your skills by adding design feature endorsement training approvals to your instructor rating
  • Course includes Principles and Methods of Instruction (PMI)

Course Structure and Time Allocation

Delivery Description Duration
Classroom Instructor Rating Theory Training 12 weeks
Dual Instructor Rating Flight Training 37
    Your Total: 37 hours


Please contact us for current pricing.

Cost Exclusions:

  • CASA exam fees
  • 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