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  • AVI50519

Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Commercial pilot flight instructor
  • Commercial Pilot - Aeroplane
  • Aviation Manager
COURSE OUTCOME

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.

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Course overview

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 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. 

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
AVIF0029
Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIF0030
Manage safe flight operations
AVIH0013
Plan a flight under instrument flight rules
AVIH0017
Navigate aircraft under instrument flight rules
AVIW0032
Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIY0033
Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIY0044
Conduct a 2D instrument approach
AVIY0050
Perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures
AVIY0073
Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
AVIY0074
Perform non-published instrument departure procedures
AVIY0075
Perform published instrument departure procedures
AVIY0076
Perform visual circling approach
AVIY0081
Conduct a 2D global navigation satellite system non-precision instrument approach
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AVIY0072
Operate a multi-engine aeroplane

Note: For some courses, 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
  • Southern Cross University
  • 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 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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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 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 with Townsville Helicopters 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
  • Townsville Flight Training use a customised version of the IREX Flight Training book pack for theory training. Please contact  Townsville Flight Training directly for more information.

 

If you are completing this program in Townsville, you will also 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

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.

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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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