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AVI50519

Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

This course is designed for experienced commercial aeroplane pilots looking to enhance their skills and knowledge and earn their instrumentation and multi-engine class ratings.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane North Queensland South Australia
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$38,200 - $47,935
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Course overview

Spread your wings in the aviation industry with this advanced qualification specialising in instrument rating. This course is designed for experienced commercial aeroplane pilots looking to enhance their skills and knowledge and earn their instrumentation and multi-engine class ratings. 

TAFE Queensland has partnered with Airwork Aviation and Townsville Flight Training to provide students with technical and non-technical skills to fly a multi-engine aircraft under instrument flight rules. In this course you'll learn how to plan and navigate a flight under instrument flight rules, perform published and non-published instrument departure procedures, operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments, and perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures. 

This course will allow you to advance your existing aviation skills and will enable you to earn your CASA instrumentation and multi engine class ratings. This will open up a range of career options as a commercial aeroplane pilot working in border surveillance, emergency services, airlines, or corporate charters. 

What can I do?

  • Commercial pilot flight instructor
  • Commercial Pilot - Aeroplane
  • Aviation Manager

Course outcome:

AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

Learn about our partners

TAFE Queensland has joined forces with a range of industry partners to deliver a range of aviation and aerospace courses throughout Queensland. Learn more >

 

Comprehensive flight training

As our training facilities are located outside of controlled airspace, you'll be able to spend more time flying and less time waiting for air traffic control. Our study locations in Brisbane and Townsville will allow you to gain experience in a variety of terrains including coastlines, mountains, open water and city scapes.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 1 elective units from the list below. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AVIF0029
    Implement threat and error management strategies
    UNIT CODE :
    AVIF0029
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to implement threat and error management (TEM) strategies in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement threat and error management strategies

  • UNIT CODE
  • AVIF0030
    Manage safe flight operations
    UNIT CODE :
    AVIF0030
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage safe flight operations in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage safe flight operations

  • UNIT CODE
  • AVIH0013
    Plan a flight under instrument flight rules
    UNIT CODE :
    AVIH0013
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to plan a flight under instrument flight rules (IFR) in compliance with the relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan a flight under instrument flight rules

  • UNIT CODE
  • AVIH0017
    Navigate aircraft under instrument flight rules
    UNIT CODE :
    AVIH0017
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to navigate an aircraft under instrument flight rules (IFR) in compliance with the relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Navigate aircraft under instrument flight rules

  • UNIT CODE
  • AVIW0032
    Operate and manage aircraft systems
    UNIT CODE :
    AVIW0032
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to operate and manage aircraft systems in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate and manage aircraft systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • AVIY0033
    Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
    UNIT CODE :
    AVIY0033
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments

  • UNIT CODE
  • AVIY0044
    Conduct a 2D instrument approach
    UNIT CODE :
    AVIY0044
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to conduct a 2D instrument approach in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct a 2D instrument approach

  • UNIT CODE
  • AVIY0050
    Perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    AVIY0050
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route (STAR) procedures in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • AVIY0073
    Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
    UNIT CODE :
    AVIY0073
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the application of skills and knowledge required to operate an aircraft in the traffic pattern at night in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night

  • UNIT CODE
  • AVIY0074
    Perform non-published instrument departure procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    AVIY0074
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to perform non-published instrument departure procedures in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform non-published instrument departure procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • AVIY0075
    Perform published instrument departure procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    AVIY0075
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to perform published instrument departure procedures in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform published instrument departure procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • AVIY0076
    Perform visual circling approach
    UNIT CODE :
    AVIY0076
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to perform a visual circling approach in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Perform visual circling approach

  • UNIT CODE
  • AVIY0081
    Conduct a 2D global navigation satellite system non-precision instrument approach
    UNIT CODE :
    AVIY0081
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to conduct a 2D instrument approach using global navigation satellite system (GNSS) or non-precision approach (NPA) procedures in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct a 2D global navigation satellite system non-precision instrument approach

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville Flight Training
26 Sep 2022
3 months
C182&BE58 - Full Time 5 Days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $38,475
Townsville Flight Training
26 Sep 2022
3 months
BE58 - Full Time 5 Days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $43,975
Townsville Flight Training
26 Sep 2022
3 months
BE58 & PA31 - Full time 5 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $47,935
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Aerostar Aviation - Parafield
04 Oct 2022
up to 3 months
Full time 5 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $43,445

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Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) (AVI50519)

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Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

COURSE CODE: AVI50519
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $81,111 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Entry requirements

Commercial or military pilot entrants to this qualification should check requirements with CASA or Defence Aviation for certification and/or flight hour requirements.

Selection criteria

The following is the mandatory entry requirements for enrolment into AVI50519 – Diploma of Instrument Rating-Multi Engine Aeroplane. Prospective students must:

  • be in possession of, or in the process of applying for a current Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) for flight crew; 
  • have an Aviation Reference Number (ARN); 
  • produce evidence of a current Aviation Class 1 Medical; 
  • be eligible to obtain English language proficiency to meet the minimum requirements set by CASA;
  • hold a CASR part 61 Flight Crew Licence - Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane; and
  • entry to this course will be limited to students who hold a valid CASR part 61 Flight Crew Licence - Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane and show evidence of a Single engine class rating.

Students who have not completed the AVI50219 – Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) will be required to provide evidence of a valid CASR part 61 Flight Crew Licence - Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane, and valid Proficiency Check (IPC) and Flight tests.

Students who have prior completion of AVI50219 – Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilots Licence – Aeroplane) may be eligible to apply for credit transfers of 4 units into the Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating).

  • AVIF0029 – Implement threat and error management
  • AVIF0030 – Manage safe flight operations
  • AVIW0032 – Operate and manage aircraft systems
  • AVIY0033 – Operate aircraft unit aircraft flight instruments
Resources required

As part of this program the following resources will be required:

  • a calculator
  • closed in shoes (not steel capped)
  • accurate wrist watch

 

Airwork Aviation only resources:

As part of this program the following resources will be required: 

  • Airwork Aviation will provide a text book for theory 

If you are completing this program in Brisbane, one of the following region-specific charts for practical navigation will be provided:

  • En-Route Chart Low 3 / 4 Covers Sydney to Cairns 
  • Terminal Area Chart 1 / 2 Cover Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast 
  • Departure and Approach Procedures East. 

The Departure & Approach Procedures (DAP) are a compilation of instrument procedure charts for Australia, including aerodrome charts and noise abatement procedures where applicable. The DAP East covers the states of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania as well as the ACT.

 

Townsville Flight Training only resources:

If you are completing this program in Townsville, you will be required to use a customised version of the IREX Flight Training book pack for theory training. Please contact  Townsville Flight Training directly for more information. Additionally you will require the following region-specific charts for practical navigation. (Please note these are included in the IREX Flight Training book pack)

  • Townsville/Cairns Terminal Area Chart (TAC)
  • Townsville /Cairns En-Route Chart (ERC)
  • Departure and Approach Procedures – East (DAPS)
  • Departure and Approach Procedures – West (DAPS)

Your instructor will let you know when these need to be purchased. Charts can be purchased at the school, or online from Aviation suppliers for approximately $12 each.

Due to wear and tear, you may need to purchase more than one copy of each chart during your training.

Need to know

This qualification forms some of the requirements for an instrument rating certification by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as directed by Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 61 Flight crew licensing. People seeking certification should check these requirements with CASA.  Commercial or military pilot entrants to this qualification should check requirements with CASA or Defence Aviation for certification and/or flight hour requirements.

 

Additional costs
Please be aware that additional costs may be incurred for any unsuccessful examinations undertaken with The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). TAFE Queensland will invoice the student the cost of re-examination as per the following:

  • IREX -  $189.90

Should extra flying hours be required to achieve the standard Instrument and Multi Engine Class Rating, then additional fees may apply.

 

Course Duration
Course duration may vary dependent on individual student progression

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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