Royal Victorian Aero Club is a Registered Training Organization (RTO) providing flight training at Diploma level. VCE / VCAL students may be able to participate in the AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilots License – Aeroplane) through the Vocational Education and Training in Schools program. You may wish to discuss this option with your schools careers and subject counsellor.
The VCE VET Commercial Flight Training program is drawn from a national training package and offers portable qualifications which are recognised throughout Australia. These qualifications provide students with a broad range of knowledge and skills to pursue further training and a career in the aviation industry.
Completion of the RPL & PPL Units of Study in the Aviation diploma would contribute to 2 x Unit 3 and 4 sequences towards the satisfactory completion of VCE in addition to the Primary 4 VCE studies, and a contribution to the ATAR in the form of at least one 10% increment (10% of averaged scaled score) *. Further information regarding this is available on the VCAA website: Block credit recognition .
*Note: (The credit into the VCE and ATAR contribution are both subject to the volume and level of training completed by the student and will be confirmed upon issuance of VCE results by the VCAA and calculation of the ATAR by VTAC).
Students may undertake two years of study, or one year only.
The student’s secondary school has the responsibility for forwarding details to VCAA regarding student unit enrolments delivered by us. RVAC will forward details to the school once enrolment details have been received from the student.
The following elements required to commence Flight Training under the VET in schools program are:
- School approval (school is the authority forwarding details to VCAA through VASS for recognition of a Unit 3 / 4 sequence)
- Interview with Chief Pilot / Chief Flying Instructor
- Return completed enrolment form along with enrolment fee
- Unique Student Identifier
- Aviation Class 1 medical
- Aviation Security Identity Card (ASIC)
Please note that there are age restrictions enforced by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regarding pilot licensing. Students must be 16 years of age to achieve the RPL and 17 years of age to complete the PPL. To receive one Unit 3 / 4 sequence each phase must be completed prior to the end of October of the school year of enrolment, details of student enrolment would be forwarded to the school in this year as well. Ninety percent of this course involves individual (face to face -one on one) training. As RVAC is open 7 days a week, training can take place in or out of school hours. The only classroom attendance requirement is for the two courses of theory (BAK – 30 hours – 5 x 6 hour sessions –/ PPL Theory – 45 hours – 7 x 6.5 hour sessions). Flight Training is weather dependent so it is not possible to provide exact times & days, only a guideline. Units of competency and nominal hours.