||AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
||Australian College of Aviation (RTO 45165)
||Archerfield Airport, Brisbane
Australian College of Aviation has the privilege of being both a CASA certified Flight Training Organisation and a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). This combined certification allows us to deliver theory and practical training and assessments toward Australian Pilot Licences through a formal diploma and offer VET Student Loans as a payment option.
Australian College of Aviation delivers a CASA Part 141 aligned Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) programme. The programme is usually delivered in tandem with a twin engine qualification.
Training is conducted at Archerfield Airport in Brisbane, Australia, via face to face classroom learning by experienced aviation trainers utilising authentic training equipment and aircraft to supplement the quality theory training.
As part of a broader aviation group that includes VIP and business chartering, airport FBO services and CASA approved aircraft maintenance and repair operations, we are able to offer a genuinely industry driven, innovative programmes with integrated theory and practical training to ensure that you are job ready upon graduation. Please visit About Us to learn more about our Academy and the wider Tisdall Aviation Group.
We will help you build the skills and experience to ignite a lifelong career in aviation, and help progress you through to a dream role – whether your dream is in charter, freight, general aviation or flying with a domestic or international airline.
About the Instrument Rating
Commercial pilots carry out the safety critical activity of flight for reward in support of a wide range of clients. The vast array of activities undertaken include charter, aeromedical, passenger transport, photography and survey work.
Commercial pilots holding an Instrument Rating can carry out their role in a broader range of meteorological conditions using navigation aids like:
- Non-Directional Beacons (NDB)
- VHF Omni Directional Radio Ranges (VOR)
- Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) / Localisers (LLZ)
- Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) or GPS Arrival systems (DGA)
- Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
The demand for qualified pilots is an international trend, and the instrument rated pilot is a step ahead in employability due to their capacity to operate both visually and in inclement weather.
Our MEAIR programme is designed around the concept of industry readiness – providing each graduate with the CASA theory and associated examinations required.
The course includes formal theory training aligned to the knowledge requirements within the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations, and assessments that are delivered under Flight One’s CASA Part 141 Flight Training Organisation Approval Certificate. When combined with our extensive practical training, this structure empowers our graduates and prepares them to seize career opportunities as they arise.
To be eligible to gain multi-engine and instrument ratings, candidates must meet CASA’s stipulated requirements including exams and flight tests conducted by CASA appointed testing officers.
The expected outcomes of this course, subject to demonstrated competencies and CASA requirements, are:
- AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
- Instrument Rating
- Multi-engine Rating
- Area Navigation (RNAV)
Training & Assessment Arrangements
Training is conducted at Archerfield Airport in Brisbane, Australia, via face to face classroom learning by experienced flight instructors utilising an extensive training fleet and simulators.
Assessments for this programme are conducted and invigilated in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Assessments may include, but are not limited to, multiple choice, short answer, short essays, group work under observation and practical aviation assessments (flight tests).
Recognition For Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants with well documented previous training and/or experience may be eligible for Recognition for Prior Learning toward Units of Competency included in this qualification. Please advise at the time of application if you are seeking RPL.
The course is delivered face to face on campus, supported by online learning facilities. Students undertaking this course are expected to wear the college uniform provided.
Domestic Student Tuition Fees – VET Student Loans (VSL)
This course is approved for the Commonwealth Government VET Student Loan scheme with no out of pocket “gap” fee to pay upfront. There are, however, some expenses you will need to pay yourself as some items can not be covered by a VET Student Loan. All amounts are in Australian Dollars.
Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) Tuition Fee Information:
- Total Gap Fee for this qualification you will need to pay upfront: $0
- Maximum Loan Cover for this qualification: $35,500
- VSL Indexed Loan Cap for this qualification: $81,111
- Full Tuition Fee for this qualification: $35,500
VET Student Loan availability is subject to eligibility requirements and creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth. Please visit our VSL Page for further details.
Domestic Student Tuition Fees – Self Funded
If you do not wish to, or are not eligible to use VSL to pay your tuition fees, you are welcome to pay the Full Tuition Fee for this qualification directly (self-funding) on an instalment schedule. You can also mix the use of VET Student Loans and self funded payments.
There are costs associated with this diploma that are not covered by VET Student Loans. Items such as some materials, equipment and uniform required for pilot training can cost in the range of $500. In addition, pilots will need to supply their own headset.
Instalments & VSL Schedules
Regardless of the method you use to fund your payable tuition fee payments (VSL gap or self-funding) the payable amount will be scheduled into small regular instalments through a payment plan that will be detailed on your Letter of Offer.
VET Student Loan availability is subject to eligibility requirements and creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth. Please see the Tuition Fee VSL Schedules below and visit our VSL Information page for guidance and instructions if you are planning to use VET Student Loans to assist with the payment of your tuition fees. You can also view the relevant policies on our Policies & Procedures page.
Intake*: 04 APR 2022
Programme: AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
Intake: 04 Apr 2022
Duration: 19 weeks
Provider: Australian College of Aviation RTO 45165
Total Tuition Fee: $35,500
Course VSL Cap: $81,111
Course VSL Cover: $35,500
Total Gap Fee: $0
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*This intake is not yet confirmed and is subject to change.