Use our Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor) to get qualified as a CASA-recognised Flight Instructor. We’ve joined forces with Soar Advanced Flight Training to deliver this course.

An instructor rating course is one of the best ways you can sharpen your flying skills and strengthen discipline, accuracy and proficiency. During this course, you’ll receive training and qualifications that will increase your job opportunities in the aviation industry.

This course is ideal for you if you’ve completed the Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence), have a passion for flying, want to share your knowledge, or want to start your flying career.

If you’re looking to fast track your career in aviation, this course is a great way to do it. You’ll learn from experienced and knowledgeable flight instructors, have access to state of the art equipment and benefit from the combined expertise of Box Hill Institute and Soar Advanced Flight Training. You can become a highest quality Grade 3 Flight Instructor by the end of the course.

Strengthen your aviation knowledge with theory and practical based sessions, covering important training, assessment and management protocols. Your subject areas will include aeronautical knowledge. You will learn how to:

  • conduct flight training
  • conduct flight review
  • design and develop learning programs
  • assess competence.

Soar Advanced Flight Training provides the instructional flight training from Moorabbin airport. 

National Code AVI50516
Study Areas Aviation
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 16 weeks

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Full Tuition Fee $31,721.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $46.55
Retain Course Items*** No 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 student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

Full time: 16 weeks

The theory component of this course will be delivered 2 days a week at our Elgar campus. For the practical component, you will participate in approximately 3 days of flight training from Moorabbin airport.

Box Hill

You must:

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

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 it 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 the CASA website for the contact list of CASA Designated Aviation Medical Examiners in your 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 can apply for the following courses:

  • Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

Or you may apply for entry into the following courses available through other providers:

  • Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Chief Flight Instructor)
  • Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Pilot in Command)
  • Bachelor of Aviation
  • 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

As a qualified flight instructor, you will be able to:

  • conduct flight training for pilot licences
  • ratings (except for flight examiner ratings)
  • endorsements (except for flight examiner endorsements)
  • grant design feature and flight activity endorsements to pilot licence holders
  • conduct differences training for variants of types of aircraft
  • conduct training for general pilot competency
  • conduct flight reviews
  • approve someone to fly solo
  • approve someone to fly an aircraft while receiving flight training for a pilot licence, rating or endorsement

A total of 16 units of competency (10 core and 6 elective).

Last updated: February 18, 2019 02:04pm