Over 500 hours


16.8 hours


87 hours


100 hours

AVI50219 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 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

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:
780 for overall;
350 for listening;
300 for reading;
160 for speaking;
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.

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

Diamond Aircraft fleet and Simulator

  • Diamond 20
  • Diamond 40
  • Flight Simulator

(For details please refer to the presentation at the top of the page)