AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation

(Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)

CRICOS Course Code: 0100490


Over 500 hours


16.8 hours


86.2/81.7 hours


100 hours


AVI50215 is a course targeted to students who have not flown before, and want a career as a commercial pilot. This qualification reflects the roles of flight crew personnel performing normal and emergency commercial pilot duties in support of commercial or Defence aviation flight operations. Flight crew duties include applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge to a wide range of air transport operations, including passenger, charter and cargo operations. Individuals working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad but established parameters. This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification as a commercial pilot by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as directed by Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 61 Flight crew licensing.


1. Be minimum of 18 years of age;

2. Graduated at least from Senior High School (or equivalent);

3. Be eligible for a CASA Flight Crew Class I Aviation Medical Certificate;

4. Be Eligible for a CASA Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC);

5. Satisfy one of the following three pathways to demonstrate English Proficiency:


Education Pathway

  1. Completed a course of Secondary Education, Vocational and/or Higher Education (of at least a Certificate IV), in an Australian or New Zealand educational institution; or

Completed a course that is at least the equivalent of an Australian Secondary Education in an educational institution in a country where 1 of the principal mediums of instruction was English.


Employment Pathway

Has worked in Australia or New Zealand for at least 3 of the 5 years immediately prior to enrolment; or

Has worked in 1 or more of the following countries for at least 3 of the 5 years immediately before enrolment:

United Kingdom;

Republic of Ireland;

United States of America;

Canada – providing that evidence of use of English language in the workplace is available.


English Language Test Pathway

Completed at least 1 of the following general English proficiency tests with the minimum grade specified for the test:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General or academic training module overall grade of 6.0, with no individual grade in a paper lower than 5.5; or

Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC-Secure Program Public Testing Centre) with grades not less than the following:

    1. 780 for overall;
    2. 350 for listening;
    3. 300 for reading;
    4. 160 for speaking;
    5. 140 for writing; or
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL IBT) with a grade of not less than 71; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language computer-based test (TOEFL CBT) with a Grade of not less than 197; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language paper-based test (TOEFL PB) with a grade of not less than 530; or
  • Hold current ICAO AELP Level 4, 5 or 6; 

6. Conduct an interview and be recommended by the CEO (or its delegate) for course acceptance.


The tuition fee of AVI50215 is made up of five sub-categories:


1. Books and equipment;

2. Uniform;

3. Practical Training;

4. Theoretical Assessment; and

5. Practical Assessment.


Shall a start-up student elect to purchase all five sub-categories as listed above, the AVI50215 course fee comes to:


– AVI50215 Option A: $81,000.00  AUD.

– AVI50215 Option B: $91,000.00  AUD.


Note: there are items that must be purchased/equipped by the student themselves and the associated cost is not included in the tuition fee.

(For details about course options please refer to the presentation on your right-hand side)


· Three phases of training

· Classroom lectures and guided study;

· Practical in-flight training (standard program: 81.7 hours or 86.2 hours Dual* and 100.0 hours solo;

· Synthetic training (flight simulator)

*Please refer to the presentation on this page


· Intakes February, July and October
· 52 weeks full-time (with 2 weeks of holiday)


As per the Packaging Rule, there is a total of 29 units of competency comprising:

·28 core units; and
·1 Selective units

26 of these 29 units are mapped to the CASA MOS, so only 3 units requires additional work from the standard Pilot Training.

(For details please refer to the presentation on your right-hand side)


Two Campus:

· Springfield Campus

· Archerfield Campus


Diamond Aircraft fleet and Simulator




· Diamond Flight Simulator

(For details please refer to the presentation on your right-hand side)


All Trainers/Flight Instructors of FAC are appropriately qualified and hold the appropriate Licence, Rating(s), Endorsement(s) and Vocational Qualification(s) for what they are approved to teach in. They are all ICAO English Level 5 (or higher) holders. Each Flight Instructor is subject to a Standards and Proficiency Check with the HoO every six months. In addition, the Flight Instructor must also pass a Flight Instructor Rating Proficiency Check with CASA every twenty-four months. These are to ensure that our Flight Instructors are always delivering the course at a high standard.