Diploma of Aviation - Commercial Pilot License
(AVI50219)

CRICOS Code 03851K
RTO Code 45610

If you’ve been dreaming of a career as a commercial pilot, our Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) course is for you. This course is a great way to begin your aviation career. Within 85 weeks you’ll go from being an aviation novice to a commercial pilot. The course is designed to provide you with all technical and nontechnical skills you will need to achieve your Commercial Pilot Licence with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

Commercial pilots may fly for hire or reward and are authorised to act as pilot in command for aircraft only requiring one pilot, or as co-pilot for aircraft requiring two pilots.

The diploma qualification, together with the CPL, provide you with the qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience to operate as a commercial pilot and to seek initial employment in various roles

The units cover all relevant competencies, knowledge and skills for a commercial pilot and correlate with PPL and CPL licence requirements. For detailed information on the qualification and units see AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) on training.gov.au.

This is an integrated training course that combines ground theory with practical flight training. It is designed to be complete in 85 weeks, comprising 20 hours face-to-face learning per week. The course is delivered in 4 modules with the theory and practical training conducted in parallel. This course encompasses a total 170 hours of flying. All practical units of this course are delivered one-to-one at our campus located at on Camden Airport in Sydney’s Macarthur region.

A downloadable course brochure is available here in PDF format. Below is a general timeline of the course:

Phase Weeks Milestone
11-12 First Solo
213-20 Recreational Pilot Licence
321-35 PPL Assessment
436-85 Commercial Pilot Licence

Phase 1
First Solo

In this module you will learn the essential flying skills required to achieve solo flight. To maintain a measure of ground and flight integration, you must pass theory examinations to progress through this module.

Phase 2
Recreational Pilot Licence

In this module you will achieve your Recreational Pilot Licence (also known as an RPL). To maintain a measure of ground and flight integration, you must pass theory examinations to progress through this module. In addition to flying, this module consists of class- room-based theory lessons, flight briefings and self-study.

Exams
  • First Area solo exam (Written examination 70% pass)
  • CASA Recreational Pilot Licence Flight Test
  • AEL Aviation English language proficiency
Phase 3
PPL Assessment

In this module you will learn to both fly and navigate to the standard of a Private Pilot Licence (also known as a PPL). To maintain a measure of ground and flight integration, you must pass theory examinations to progress through this module.

In addition to flying, this module consists of class- room-based theory lessons, flight briefings and self-study.

Exams
  • CNAV CPL- Navigation (Written examination 70% pass)
  • CMET CPL- Meteorology (Written examination 70% pass)
  • CHUF CPL- Human Factors (Written examination 70% pass)
Phase 4
Commercial Pilot Licence and Advanced Training

In the final module of training you will hone your skills and learn advanced flying skills. On successful completion of this module you will achieve your Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). To maintain a measure of ground and flight integration, you must pass theory examinations to progress this module.

During this period the student will attend a classrooms, briefings and self-study sessions.

Altocap Flight School does not guarantee a successful education assessment to a learner undertaking this course.

Exams
  • CLWA CPL - Flight Rules and Air Law- Aeroplane (Written examination 80% pass)
  • CADA CPL - Aerodynamics - Aeroplane (Written examination 70% pass)
  • CYSA CPL – Aircraft General Knowledge Aeroplane (Written examination 70% pass)
  • CFPA CPL – Operation, Performance and Planning - Aeroplane (Written examination 70% pass)
  • CASA Commercial Pilot Licence Test Flight

On successful completion of the full course, students will attain:

  • an AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) – a nationally recognised qualification issued by Altocap Flight School as Registered Training Organisation; and
  • a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) issued by CASA.
AVI Unit Code
AVIE0006 Maintain aircraft radio communications
AVIW0029 Manage pre and post-flight actions
AVIE0006 Maintain aircraft radio communications
AVIY0058 Manage aircraft fuel
AVIF0033 Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
AVIF0026 Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIF0027 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
AVIF0030 Manage safe flight operations
AVIF0029 Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIO0017 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
AVIH0010 Plan a flight under visual flight rules
AVIH0014 Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
AVIY0054 Control aeroplane on the ground
AVIY0055 Take off aeroplane
AVIY0056 Control aeroplane in normal flight
AVIY0057 Land aeroplane
AVIY0046 Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures
AVIW0032 Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIY0047 Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situations
AVIY0033 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIY0036 Operate at non-towered
AVIY0035 Operate in Class G airspace
AVIY0037 Operate at a controlled aerodrome
AVIY0034 Operate in controlled airspace
AVIW0032 Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIE0006 Maintain aircraft radio communications (A)
AVIY0046 Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures
AVILIC0003 Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane
AVIO0017 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
AVIF0035 Manage human factors in aviation operations
AVIY0040 Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
AVIY0041 Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
AVIZ0006 Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight

Student support and experience

Altocap Flight School began in 2017 with a commitment to quality flight training and safety in an atmosphere of friendly comradeship. The directors and staff are all passionate about flying and their experience encompasses many years involvement with flying clubs and other aviation organisations.

Location

Camden Airport is bounded to the south, west and north by the Nepean River. Road access is from the east via Macquarie Grove Road.

Duration

85 weeks full time, 20 hours per week

Entry requirements

To be selected for a place in this course, you will need to:

  • Have a Year 12 / senior-secondary school certificate;
  • Student must be 17 years of age at enrolment, and 18 years old to undertake a flight test
  • Attend a pre-screening interview to assess suitability and commitment
  • Hold a current Class 1 Medical. Altocap can help you through this process.
  • Hold an Aviation Reference Number (ARN).
  • Hold a valid Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
  • English Language Proficiency. Meet the minimum requirements for English Language proficiency as set out by CASA.
  • For international learners, evidence of satisfactory Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) proficiency.
An application for Recognition of Qualification, Prior Learning and Current Competencies may be made by candidates with previous aeronautical experience.

Enrolment Procedure

Complete and sign the following documents:

You will be required to provide the following documents with your application
  • Aviation Reference Number from casa.gov.au.
  • Apply for a USI with usi.gov.au
  • Higher School Certificate
  • Birth certificate or passport
In additional above (International students only)
  • Student VISA
  • IELTS Certificate
  • OSHC – Overseas Student Health Cover Certificate
Submit your application to admin@altocap.edu.au
Please add in the subject your last Name and ARN (Last Name – ARN)
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