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  • AVI50215

Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)

At a glance

At a glance

Take your career to new heights with Townsville Flight Training on behalf of TAFE Queensland and discover an exciting career as a commercial pilot.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Commercial Aeroplane Pilot
  • Aviation manager
COURSE OUTCOME

Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)

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Course overview

Course overview

The sky's the limit with an exciting career in the aviation industry as a qualified commercial aeroplane pilot. TAFE Queensland in partnership with Townsville Flight Training will give you the skills and experience you need to take your career to new heights. Successful completion of this course will allow you to take to the skies as a commercial aeroplane pilot.

In this course you'll learn how to perform normal and emergency commercial pilot duties including passenger, charter, and cargo operations. As a commercial aeroplane pilot you will discover a variety of options to hone your skills and open up a range of career opportunities including agricultural operations, joy-flights, air transport charter operations, and search and rescue. 

Successful completion of this course will give you the knowledge and practical skills required to embark upon an exciting career as a commercial aeroplane pilot.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AVIZ4001
Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight
AVIY4007
Manage aircraft fuel
AVIY4004
Land aeroplane
AVIY4003
Control aeroplane in normal flight
AVIY4002
Take off aeroplane
AVIY4001
Control aeroplane on the ground
AVIY0019
Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situations
AVIY0018
Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures
AVIY0009
Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
AVIY0008
Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
AVIY0005
Operate at a controlled aerodrome
AVIY0004
Operate at non-towered aerodromes
AVIY0003
Operate in Class G airspace
AVIY0002
Operate in controlled airspace
AVIY0001
Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIW5018
Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIW4001
Manage pre- and post-flight actions
AVIO0002
Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
AVILIC0001
Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane
AVIH4001
Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
AVIH0002
Plan a flight under visual flight rules
AVIF0014
Manage human factors in aviation operations
AVIF0011
Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
AVIF0008
Manage safe flight operations
AVIF0007
Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIF0005
Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
AVIF0004
Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIE4001
Maintain aircraft radio communications

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AVIY5024
Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $76,125 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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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

Commercial or military pilot entrants to this qualification should check requirements with CASA or Defence Aviation for specific pilot entry standards.

Selection criteria

As part of the selection criteria for this program you must be able to:

  • Have obtained, and produced evidence of a current Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) for flight crew by the students first census date.
  • Have an Aviation Reference Number (ARN).
  • Have obtained, and produced evidence of a current Aviation Class 1 Medical by your first census date.
  • Be able to demonstrate English language proficiency with Townsville Helicopters to meet the minimum requirements set by CASA.

Participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age prior to the completion of the course to enrol in the qualification.

Resources required

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

  • A calculator
  • Closed in shoes (not steel capped)
  • Accurate wrist watch

Need to know

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:

  • Human Factors $154.65
  • Aerodynamics $154.65
  • Aircraft General Knowledge $154.65
  • Meteorology $154.65
  • Navigation $165.87
  • Flight Rules & Air Law $165.87
  • Operations, Performance and Flight Planning $177.09

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland