AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)

Par Avion Flight Training is a Registered Training Organisation | Provider number: 40601


This nationally recognised qualification reflects the roles of flight crew 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 within a wide range of air transport operations, including passenger, charter and cargo operations.


Course outcomes

On succesful completion of the full course, students will attain:


Your gateway to a career in aviation

The CPL1 is the initial benchmark licence for working in the aviation industry as a pilot. Commercial pilots may fly for hire or reward and are authorised to as pilot in command for aircraft only requiring one pilot, or as co-pilot for aircraft requiring two pilots.

The diploma qualification, together with the CPL, provide you with the qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience to operate as a commercial pilot and to seek initial employment as a commercial pilot in various roles2. You may require further flight hours, ratings and endorsements to be able to apply for some positions – see ‘Study pathways’ below.


Course structure
The course is a timetable of theoretical learning, practical learning and assessment. The timetable is carefully designed to assist students to progress through the learning and assessment requirements in an achievable and meaningful way.

Most weeks of study generally involve students:

  • attending theory classes;
  • participating in flight training in aircraft and simulators (including some flying on weekends and at night);
  • attending pre and post-flight briefings; and
  • undertaking guided self-study and assessment preparation.

The course is predominantly in-person (face-to-face) learning with interactive group work and individual time with an instructor. Much of the course content is also available online and in printed study guides, however students are also expected to attend all theory classes.

For further information on the content of the course, see the qualification details in AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) on training.gov.au.


Flexibility to suit your needs

Our instructors take the time to understand the individual learning needs of students and assist with individualised instruction, support and flexibility to meet their learning needs and personal circumstances.



This course is flexible and can be undertaken full-time or up to two-years part-time, depending on the needs of each student.

  • Full time – 36 weeks, with five days participation per week; or
  • Part-time – up to 100 weeks (two years), with the equivalent of two days participation per week.


What is included

  • Flight Training including up to:
    • 120 Hours – Cessna 172
    • 30 Hours – Cessna 206
    • 5 Hours – Simulator
  • Pre and post-flight briefings
  • Theory classes, course materials and texts
  • Maps, charts, publications and pilot materials, including a headset
  • CASA license and testing fees (not including any re-testing fees)
  • Medical fee
  • Enrolment administration fee


Entry Requirements
There are no formal education prerequisites for the Diploma, however an education background of English, Mathematics and Physics to Year 12 level is recommended.

CASA stipulates the following entry requirements for licensing. Students must:

Prospective students are required to attend a pre-enrolment interview with our Chief Flying Instructor and undertake a basic aptitude test prior to acceptance of enrolment.


Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit transfer
As a Registered Training Organisation we can assess students for RPL and arrange for transfer of credit from other nationally recognised units of competency. Further information on these aspects is provided to students as part of their orientation. Prospective students may enquire about RPL and credit transfer at their pre-enrolment interview.


Study Pathways
The following pathways are available with us following completion of the Diploma:


Fees and financial assistance

Please contact us for current information on fees for the Diploma.

Financial assistance for students undertaking vocational education in Australia has recently changed from the former VET FEE-HELP system to the current VET Student Loans system. Par Avion Flight Training has applied to be a provider under this system. We will provide further information on the status of our application and what this will mean for prospective students in April 2017.



All of our classes and most of the flying training takes place at / from our base at Cambridge-Hobart Aerodrome. Students will also fly in cross-country navigation exercises beyond the local area, including one or two exercises across Bass Strait and into Victoria and beyond.


Take the next step

Contact us today to discuss your needs. We are happy to answer your questions and provide further information about the Diploma and other training options.


1 Licences, ratings and endorsements are issued separately to this Diploma by CASA. They are nationally (and internationally) recognised under Australian aviation legislation and regulations. CASA licences, ratings and endorsements are not branded or issued as ‘nationally recognised qualifications’ under the Vocational Education and Training system.
2 Attainment of the Diploma and issuance of the CPL certify that you have all the necessary competencies to seek employment as a commercial pilot. The Diploma and the CPL do not guarantee employment.

More information

To learn more about our two nationally recognised training programs, please contact:

Ralph Schwertner

Chief Flying Instructor

Email: r.schwertner@airtasmania.com.au

Phone : (03) 6248 5390