Box Hill Institute and Soar Advanced Flight Training have joined forces to deliver your first-class ticket to an exciting career in aviation.

Pilots are in demand all over the world. Whether they’re flying passengers across the globe, helping save lives during bushfires, or ferrying adrenaline junkies to drop zones, one thing for certain a career in aviation can literally open up a world of opportunities.
If you’ve been dreaming of a career as a commercial pilot, our Diploma is your opportunity to make those dreams
a reality.

With experienced and knowledgeable instructors, access to state-of-the-art equipment and the combined expertise of Box Hill Institute and Soar Advanced Flight Training, completing our Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) is a great way to fast-track your career in aviation.

Take your career to new heights, sign up for our Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) today!

Within 2 years you will be taken from being a complete aviation novice to a fully qualified commercial pilot, ready to begin a career path of your choice. The Commercial Pilot Licence is your ticket to flying charter, skydiving operations, firebombing operations, crop dusting, customs operations, humanity, search and rescue to name but a few. 

You will complete theory and practical based sessions, covering important operational requirements, flight rules and risk management protocols. Subject areas include – aircraft radio communications, threat and error management, navigation, safety, managing passengers and cargo, ground and in-air conditions and operations, airspace requirements, civil aviation law, situational awareness and licence requirements. Instructional flight training is provided by Soar Advanced Flight Training from Moorabbin airport.

Upon successful completion you will be awarded Diploma competencies and be eligible to undertake the Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) licence tests for the following qualifications:

  • Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC)
  • Cross Country Navigation Endorsement

You will also be eligible to undertake the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) licence tests for Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL).

The following endorsements will also be achieved:

  • Propeller Pitch Control Endorsement Constant Speed Unit (CSU) endorsement
  • Night Flying Rating (NVFR Rating)



National Code AVI50215
Study Areas Aviation
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

PT - 2 years,

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $39771.00
Full Fee $45441.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $150
Core Skills Support** $70


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

The student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2018. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

VET Student Loans

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

June, July and August

 

Part time - 2 years

The theory component of this course will be delivered 2 evenings a week, 6-9.30pm. For the practical component, you will participate in approximately 1 - 3 hours of flying per week. 

 

Box Hill

You must:

  • hold or be able to hold a CASA Class 1 Medical Certificate (see medical requirements)
  • be at least 18 years of age once Commercial Pilot Licence is issued.

Aviation Medical Requirements:

To show you are medically fit and healthy to pilot an aircraft during commercial operations, you will need to hold a Class 1 Aviation Medical Certificate. Aviation medicals are completed in a two-step process:

  1. Obtain an Aviation Reference Number from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). You will need to complete form 1162 and send to CASA with identification as per page 2. See CASA Website for further details. 
  2. Once you have received your ARN, book in for a Class 1 Medical Exam with a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME). Visit CASA website for the contact list of CASA Designated Aviation Medical Examiners in your local country.

Pre-Training Review

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for entry into one of the following courses:

  • Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Chief Flight Instructor)
  • Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Pilot in Command)
  • Bachelor of Aviation, or
  • Bachelor of Aviation Management.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5.

After successfully completing this course, CASA Commercial Pilot Licence requirements, and an appropriate level of experience, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities as:

  • a charter pilot
  • a flight instructor
  • agricultural operations pilot
  • commercial airline pilot
  • search and rescue pilot
  • fire spotting and aerial surveyor
  • joy flight operator, or
  • air ambulance pilot.

Code

Title

Hours

AVIE4001 MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS 15

AVIF0004 IMPLEMENT AVIATION RISK MANAGEMENT PROCESSES 50

AVIF0005 IMPLEMENT AVIATION FATIGUE RISK MANAGEMENT PROCESSES 40

AVIF0007 IMPLEMENT THREAT AND ERROR MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES 22

AVIF0008 MANAGE SAFE FLIGHT OPERATIONS 30

AVIF0011 MANAGE AIRCRAFT PASSENGERS AND CARGO 40

AVIF0014 MANAGE HUMAN FACTORS IN AVIATION OPERATIONS 20

AVIH0002 PLAN A FLIGHT UNDER VISUAL FLIGHT RULES 20

AVIH4001 NAVIGATE AIRCRAFT UNDER VISUAL FLIGHT RULES 130

AVILIC0001 LICENCE TO OPERATE A COMMERCIAL AEROPLANE 0

AVIO0002 MANAGE DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOUR AND UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE WITH AVIATION 20

AVIW4001 MANAGE PRE- AND POST-FLIGHT ACTIONS 30

AVIW5018 OPERATE AND MANAGE AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS 40

AVIY0001 OPERATE AIRCRAFT USING AIRCRAFT FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS 67

AVIY0002 OPERATE IN CONTROLLED AIRSPACE 30

AVIY0003 OPERATE IN CLASS G AIRSPACE 40

AVIY0004 OPERATE AT NON-TOWERED AERODROMES 79

AVIY0005 OPERATE AT A CONTROLLED AERODROME 79

AVIY0008 APPLY AERONAUTICAL KNOWLEDGE TO AVIATION OPERATIONS 15

AVIY0009 APPLY THE PRINCIPLES OF CIVIL AIR LAW TO AVIATION OPERATIONS 15

AVIY0018 EXECUTE ADVANCED AEROPLANE MANOEUVRES AND PROCEDURES 54

AVIY0019 MANAGE ABNORMAL AEROPLANE FLIGHT SITUATIONS 40

AVIY4001 CONTROL AEROPLANE ON THE GROUND 15

AVIY4002 TAKE OFF AEROPLANE 20

AVIY4003 CONTROL AEROPLANE IN NORMAL FLIGHT 45

AVIY4004 LAND AEROPLANE 30

AVIY4007 MANAGE AIRCRAFT FUEL 20

AVIY5024 OPERATE AIRCRAFT IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN AT NIGHT 20

AVIZ4001 MANAGE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS IN AIRCRAFT FLIGHT 79


Last updated: November 24, 2017 02:30pm