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AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)

National ID: AVI50219 | State ID: BET0

Do you have sky-high ambition to be a commercial pilot?

Gain the skills and knowledge to become a commercial pilot.  Learn how to perform normal and emergency commercial pilot duties to work in commercial aviation flight operations.

Learn to apply technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge to a wide range of air transport operations, including passenger, charter and cargo operations with autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad but established parameters.

Entrance Requirements

Course requirements

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

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. People seeking certification should check these requirements with CASA.

Prior to entry into this qualification, applicants must:

  • Be over the age of 18 years to commence Commercial Pilot Training
  • Hold a current Class 1 medical or equivalent in accordance with CASA licencing requirements
  • Must hold a current Aviation Security Identification (ASIC)
  • Must have completed the CASA Aviation English assessment
  • Hold a Unique Student Identifier number
  • Must attend a South Metropolitan TAFE information briefing session
  • Undertake two hours in a VH registered aircraft with a CASA approved flight training provider to ensure that applicants can meet the physiological and psychological demands required for successful completion of the course and address and identify issues (such as airsickness or claustrophobia) so that applicants can be aware of flight training requirements and be well informed about the nature of study and work in this industry
  • Must achieve a pass grade in the pre-entry aptitude assessment

Information relating to the dates and times of the pre-entry assessment and briefing sessions will be sent on application.

Course requirements

The Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) requires a significant commitment from learners to enrol into this qualification in terms of the cost and also in the time and dedication required to complete the course. As such, South Metropolitan TAFE wants to ensure that the right candidates are enrolled in this course that are committed and are fully informed regarding the career outcome.

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

Semester 1

Jandakot - Full Time-Classroom


Fees and charges


Duration 3 semesters
When Semester 1
Where Jandakot
How Full Time
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Applications for Semester 1 2021 will open soon. 

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Page last updated October 22, 2020