Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
With our multi-engine command aviation instrument rating course you’ll take on the challenge of flying an aircraft solely with reference to instruments in a variety of weather conditions.
During our course you’ll learn theory in the classroom in preparation for the Instrument Rating Exam (IREX). You’ll then gain skills during intensive simulator training, a multi-engine endorsement and dual navigation exercises. As part of this course, you’ll receive quality IFR training and attain a Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR) as well as the Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations).
The Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR) course is intended primarily for people who already hold a Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL).
|Course Type||International TAFE Course|
|Campuses||Box Hill Campus|
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated 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|
* 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.
You must hold a current Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Private Pilot Licence or CASA Commercial Pilot Licence, and 50 Pilot in Command Navigation hours, a Class 1 or Class 2 Aviation Medical (as applicable) and an ASIC (Aviation Security Identification Card).
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, or approved equivalent.
For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.
In addition, 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 international students are able to fly solo during their flight training or before they can complete their Private Pilot Licence exams (PPL).
Full time: 13 weeks
Face to face attendance is required for a minimum of 20 hours per week. This is a combination of theory classes, one-on-one pilot briefings, simulator and flight training, exams and flight tests.
- a current CASA Commercial Pilot Licence and 50 pilot-in-command navigation hours
- a Class 1 or Class 2 Aviation Medical (as applicable)
- a current ASIC (Aviation Security Identification Card)
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 be eligible to apply for a CASA Command Instrument Rating (CIR)
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5
After successful completion of the aviation instrument rating course and the CASA Commercial Pilot License requirements, career paths in the following may be available but often with additional training and experience:
- charter piloting
- flight instructing
- agricultural operations
- airline operations
- search and rescue
- fire spotting
- aerial survey
- air ambulance
- joy flights
- emergency services
- charter and freight operation
- air work/agricultural operations
- major and regional airlines
- flight training organisations
- seasonal bushfire spotting and beach patrols
With further experience and training (including additional flight hours), graduates who select the elective for multi-engine endorsement may find work in multi-engine charter operations flying high-performance aircraft with regional airlines, or within high-performance general aviation activities such as the Royal Flying Doctors Service or Border Protection Command services or in the role of First Officer in major airlines.
|AVIH0005||PLAN A FLIGHT UNDER INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES||20.0|
|AVIH5017||NAVIGATE AIRCRAFT UNDER INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES||70.0|
|AVIY0013||CONDUCT A 2D INSTRUMENT APPROACH||20.0|
|AVIY0022||PERFORM INSTRUMENT ARRIVAL AND STANDARD ARRIVAL ROUTE PROCEDURES||30.0|
|AVIY5027||PERFORM NON PUBLISHED INSTRUMENT DEPARTURE PROCEDURES||20.0|
|AVIY5028||PERFORM PUBLISHED INSTRUMENT DEPARTURE PROCEDURES||20.0|
|AVIY5033||PERFORM VISUAL CIRCLING APPROACH||10.0|
|AVIF0007||IMPLEMENT THREAT AND ERROR MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES||25.0|
|AVIF0008||MANAGE SAFE FLIGHT OPERATIONS||30.0|
|AVIW5018||OPERATE AND MANAGE AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS||40.0|
|AVIY0001||OPERATE AIRCRAFT USING AIRCRAFT FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS||70.0|
|AVIY5024||OPERATE AIRCRAFT IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN AT NIGHT||20.0|
|AVIY5023||OPERATE A MULTI-ENGINE AEROPLANE||60.0|
|AVIY5036||CONDUCT A 3D INSTRUMENT LANDING SYSTEM INSTRUMENT APPROACH||20.0|