Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, they can. Whilst the AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (CPL) and AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (IR) are advertised as 52-weeks and 16-week courses, respectively, factors such as (but are not limited to) the individual’s learning ability, weather and pandemics, can all result in a longer than advertised course. Again, though, the opposite is true: a committed student with all factors favouring his studies can complete these courses earlier than advertised.

No, Flylink Aviation College does not offer nor provide student accommodation. Though our friendly Administrative Support Officers will gladly point you in the right direction to ensure you have a safe and peaceful capacity to stay in whilst you are studying here with us in Australia.

As both a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Approved Training Organisation and a ASQA accredited Registered Training Organisation, we are required to recognise and consider any prior learning through a process known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Where previous training and/or qualifications can be mapped, training will be tailored to suit the practical needs of an individual.

Our program is Competency-Based, so if you have not reached the level of Competency you require to progress further (i.e. be deemed Not Yet Competent), you will be recommended by your Flight Instructor for remedial training. In the unlikely event that you cannot reach the required level of Competency after 2 therapeutic sessions, the Head of Training will initiate and take charge of a Review Process to assess the best option for you.

It is only 14 km away from Brisbane City or around fifteen to twenty minutes by car, depending on traffic.

A CASA Flight Crew Class I Aviation Medical Certificate must be obtained before your First Solo. The certificate’s validity must also be maintained by you throughout your courses here at Flylink Aviation College. It is strongly recommended that you obtain this Class I Medical Certificate before your course commencement to ensure you have no medical condition that may restrict you from becoming a commercial pilot.

CASA has a list of Approved Designated Aviation Medical Examiners (DAME) available for Class I and II medicals in Australia and globally. You may contact us if you need our assistance locating a DAME near your location.

Because everyone learns differently, answering this question in advance is difficult. However, as a general guideline, the CASA minimum is 150 hours. To do this, the course has to be conducted in a specific manner, with an interconnected theory and flight milestones. Some Flylink Aviation College students complete their Commercial Pilot Licence in 150 hours, but this is the exception rather than the rule. The average student will probably finish their CPL in 160-170 hours, while some may take more time. Our Diploma of Aviation CPL course consists of 200+ hours of aeronautical experience.

Satisfy one of the following three pathways to demonstrate General English Language Proficiency (GELP):

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 the 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; o 300 for reading;
    • 160 for speaking; o 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.

A trial flight is the perfect way to get a taste of what it is like to be a pilot. This flight is a condensed version of every pilot’s first lesson – Effects of Controls. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, you will learn the basics of the aircraft while getting a hands-on introduction to pilot training.

Eligible students can access funding for some of our courses through ZeeFi Vocational Loans. A vocational Loan is an affordable payment option for courses that are excluded from government funding.

Our currently approved courses are:

  1. Flight Instructor Rating- GIII Training Endorsement (Full Time)
  2. Flight Instructor Rating- GIII Training Endorsement (Part Time)

For direct entry to most airlines, you will require a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), a Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR) and typically theory credits for the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). Airlines will publish their minimum criteria for pilot applications on their website.

Student visa applications are managed by our associate Auslink Investment Co, who specializes in visa applications, and they will advise International students on visa matters and assist in the application process.


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