Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)
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
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)
PT: 2 years,
|Course Type||Victorian TAFE Course|
|Campuses||Box Hill Campus|
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Annual Fee|
|Gov. Subsidised - Standard||$39771.00|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$150|
|Core Skills Support**||$70|
|Annual Material Fees||No materials fee applies|
|Retain Course Items***||No materials fee applies|
* 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.
***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the studentâ€™s course of study (e.g. textbooks).
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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
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
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
- air ambulance pilot
|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|
|AVIY4007||MANAGE AIRCRAFT FUEL||20|
|AVIY5024||OPERATE AIRCRAFT IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN AT NIGHT||20|
|AVIZ4001||MANAGE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS IN AIRCRAFT FLIGHT||79|