If you’ve been dreaming of a career as a commercial pilot, our Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) is your first class initial and essential ticket to an exciting career in aviation.
Pilots are in demand all over the world. Whether you’re flying passengers across the globe, helping to save lives during bushfires or ferrying adrenaline junkies to drop zones, aviation opens up a world of opportunities.
Whilst all students undertaking this course will be enrolled at Box Hill Institute, we deliver this course face to face with Soar Advanced Flight Training. SAFT provides the instructional flight training at Moorabbin and Bendigo airports. Box Hill staff deliver the theory components at our Box Hill campus. Begin your career in aviation with this course, learning from experienced and knowledgeable instructors and getting access to state-of-the-art equipment.
This course is a great way to begin your aviation career. Within 2 years you’ll go from being an aviation novice to a commercial pilot.
You’ll complete theory and practical sessions, covering important operational requirements, flight rules and risk management protocols. Your subject areas include:
When you’ve successfully completed this course, you’ll be eligible to take the Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) licence tests for your:
You will also be eligible to undertake the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) licence tests for Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL).
You’ll also achieve these endorsements:
We deliver this course with Soar Advanced Flight Training.
16 Aug 2019 at 02:00PM AEST
Full time: 14 months
Full time mode: The theory component of this course will be delivered 3 evenings a week (Mon, Tue & Wed) 4 - 8.00pm. For the practical component, you'll complete approximately 2-5 hours of flying per week
After successfully completing this course and you have passed the CASA Commercial Pilot Licence requirements the following employment opportunities are within your reach. You will need to add to your initial Commerccial Pilot Qualification in order to be employed in many of these specialist areas of aviation, but your initial Commercial Pilot Licence and Diploma are an essential first step
Australian Year 12 or international equivalent with a pass
You must also:
Aviation Medical Requirements:
To show you are medically fit and healthy to pilot an aircraft during commercial operations, you'll need to hold a Class 1 Aviation Medical Certificate. Aviation medicals are completed in a two-step process:
PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from International students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.
A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic). A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for Internet based.
For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.
Requirement during the course: the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) requires proof of an Aviation Language International Test of English (ALITE) of at least level 4 (operational English) , or above, before students are able to fly solo during their flight training or before they can complete their Private Pilot Licence exams (PPL).
After successful completion, you can apply for one of the following courses:
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Annual Fee|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$155.00|
|Core Skills Support**||$75.00|
|Annual Material Fees||No materials fee applies|
|Retain Course Items***||No fee applies|
You will study 29 units.
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