International Students

Learn to fly at one of the best flight training schools in Melbourne

The Royal Victorian Aero Club is an internationally recognised flying school that has been training international students to become pilots for over 100 years. Our specialist Melbourne-based flight instructors are experienced in working with students from around the world. RVAC operates professional, safe and accredited flight training courses and lessons in a safe learning environment. RVAC is based at Moorabbin Airport.


Why should international students train with RVAC?


With the current Australian dollar exchange rate, flight training in Melbourne is exceptional value for all International Students. Our flight training is based at Moorabbin Airport at a comprehensive training facility, offering students five operational runways and a great selection of aircraft.


A reputable flying school in Melbourne  

Training international students from diverse backgrounds  

RVAC has a depth of experience with students coming from diverse backgrounds and with various training requirements. Our experienced team of Flight Instructors is dedicated to the development of highly competent and disciplined pilots who will possess all the necessary skills to succeed with their aviation ambitions.


Located at a leading general aviation flight training airport  

Not for Profit Organisation  

Safety is our priority  

Registered Training Organisation  

The Royal Victorian Aero Club is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO no. 22465). In Australia, a Registered Training Organisation is an alternative to university for post- secondary school studies. Registered Training Organisations offer courses which emphasise job-related skills and specific career pathways. A Registered Training Organisation is licensed to provide authorised vocational courses.As a Registered Training Organisation, the Royal Victorian Aero Club offers vocational courses in Aviation:

All courses are in line with Civil Aviation Safety Authority qualifications and the VET Quality Framework.

It is advantageous and highly recommended for students determined to pursue a career in aviation to choose to complete their training with a Registered Training Organisation.

A Registered Training Organisation is authorised by the Australian Government and must pass and maintain stringent procedures to gain registration. Each Registered Training Organisation must ensure they have the appropriate infrastructure and professional trainers for students to achieve satisfactory progress.

The Royal Victorian Aero Club has an extensive fleet of aircraft and qualified staff with many years of experience and knowledge, enabling the delivery of well-structured theory and flight training.

RVAC Registration and Review Notes:

Study in Australia for international students is strictly controlled by the Department of Education, Skills & Employment (DESE), under the ESOS Act, and the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA). All education providers and courses offered must be included in the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). RVAC Flight Training Melbourne is so registered and has the CRICOS Provider Code 00277D. To obtain and retain registration, RVAC must undergo regular review by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Australian Skills Quality Authority representatives. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection issues and monitors Student Visas to approved students and acts in concert with DESE to regulate the provision of educational facilities to international students.

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