Diploma of Aviation (Partial Completion) Commercial Pilot License

Course code: AVI50215

This program provides students the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in the aviation industry, and to work towards, or complete, a Private Pilot Licence (PPL). The Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) test is the first stage in pilot training that ultimately leads to gaining a Commercial Pilot Licence. The students will receive an approximate of 30 hours flying time in the first year and 20 hours of flight time for the second year.

Are you suitable?

Consider this course if you are:

  • Interested in aeroplanes
  • Comfortable with heights
  • Physically fit and healthy
  • Not over committed with school studies and are capable of committing to this study and the additional flight days
  • Able to have a flexible schedule

For more information about this course, download the Information Booklet.

  • Sample competencies covered in the first year include:
    • Manage pre & post-flight actions
    • Control aeroplane on the ground
    • Control aircraft in normal flight
  • Sample competencies covered in the second year include:
    • Execute advanced aircraft manoeuvres and procedures
    • Manage aircraft passengers and cargo

Ashwood High School

Tristar Aviation Company Pty Ltd
RTO Number: 22509

Year 1 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Year 2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

Work placement is not required.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET courses.

VCAL: One credit towards a VCAL learning program is awarded on successful completion of 90 nominal hours of accredited VET curriculum.

VCE: Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications that are pre-approved by the VCAA provide credit at the Units 3 & 4 level. Each completed 90 nominal hours of training provides one VCE unit of credit. Credit accrues in the following sequence: Units 3, 4, 3 and 4 up to a maximum of four units.

ATAR: This subject does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. VTAC may award students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence through Block Credit Recognition, an increment.

  • Emergency Services Pilot
  • Air Force Pilot
  • Airline Pilot
  • Flying Instructor
  • Licensed Aeronautical Engineer
  • Airline Program Manager
  • Agricultural Pilot (Crop Duster)

Students must be 15 years of age.

Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situations

Occupational Health and Safety: Students may be required to wear protective footwear and other protective items as required under OH&S legislation. More information will be provided at commencement of the program:

  •  Students are required to have CASA medical before commencing flying. This medical will need to be completed before the end of Term 1, the cost is (approximately) $300
  • Students may be required to do extra flying time to be deemed competent, this will be charged separately at $315 per hour