AVI50215 (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) with RVAC Flight Training
For those interested in a career in aviation whether it be as an Airline pilot, a Flight Instructor, a Charter pilot, or in Agricultural flying operations then you will require a Commercial Pilot Licence.
The AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) is designed for students from Ab Initio Flight Training to Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane.
RVAC Flight Training offers a comprehensive training course including both theory and flight instruction to suit your requirements, with courses being available on either a full-time or part-time basis.
The CPL Course offered by RVAC Flight Training meets the Civil Aviation Safety Authority requirements and allows you to gain employment with a commercial aviation operation under Visual Flying Rules.
What’s involved in the Commercial Pilot Licence?
To obtain a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) you must be at least 18 years old and successfully complete an integrated or non-integrated course of training.
There are two options:
During an Approved Integrated Commercial Pilot Licence Training Course, your commercial training will consist of a minimum of 153 hours of flight training and an integrated theory component.*
If you already hold a Private Pilot Licence, and have accumulated aeronautical experience that has not been part of an Approved Integrated Commercial Pilot Licence Training Course, then the total minimum hours of aeronautical experience required will be 200 hours.
Those already holding a PPL will be required to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning
- For either option, during the course you will need to complete study and exams in CPL Theory.
- Aircraft General Knowledge
- Human Factors
- Flight Rules & Air Law
- Operation, Performance & Flight Planning.
Theory Exams are conducted in-house under CASA Approved guidelines.
- On completion of your training you will undertake a flight test with a CASA Approved Testing Officer.
NOTE: Theory exams must be completed within a two-year period to remain valid.
*’Integrated’ means an intensive course of training:
- designed to ensure that a course participant receives ground theory training integrated with practical flight training
- for which the ground theory training and practical flight training are conducted by the same operator
- conducted according to a syllabus that satisfies the knowledge and flight standards specified in the Part 61 Manual of Standards for a private or commercial pilot licence designed to be completed within a condensed period of time. This course is over 3 half year semesters.
Step 1 - What's Required
To apply for enrolment in this course you will need the following;
- Pre enrolment Skill & Knowledge Assessment
- Simulator Session ( conducted at no charge)
Immediately after interview stage successful applicants will be required to obtain the following:
- An Aviation Reference Number (ARN)
- An Australian Security Identification Card (ASIC)
- Aviation Class 1 from a Designated Authorised Medical Examiner (DAME)
Theory Course texts and associated charts, maps and equipment which your Flight Instructor will advise.
Step 2 - Skill Building
The Commercial Pilot Licence course builds on the skills you have acquired from your previous training including:
Practical application of theory knowledge
Advanced Flight Planning and Navigation
Operation Command decision making
Advanced aircraft handling techniques
The skills and experience gained during your Commercial Pilot flight training and command building time will enable you to offer your services to an employer as a professional pilot.
Your CPL Flight Training will involve additional hours of flying lessons in one of our General Aviation aircraft. (see Option 1 or 2)
The course can be undertaken as a full-time or integrated course.
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Step 3 - What's Next
Once you have completed your Flight Training, have accrued the required flight hours and passed the required Theory Exams, your Flight Instructor will advise when you are ready undertake a Flight Test with