Commercial Pilot Licence

AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) CRICOS Course Code: 093938B
12 Months Full Time (approx)  46 training weeks plus 4 weeks holidays
AU$85,900 | Instalments Available
January | April | July | October
Gold Coast Airport, Australia
IELTS 6 or higher with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent | Completion of Year 12 or equivalent  | No flying experience required
International students welcome to apply

Summary information for guidance purposes only. Conditions and eligibility criteria apply. Details below.


Course Codes: AVI50215 Diploma Of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence-Aeroplane) | CRICOS Course Code: 093938B

The Commercial Pilot Licence Diploma programme provides beginners with a fully integrated course of both theory and practical aviation training. Students who undertake this integrated training course are eligible to apply for a Commercial Pilot Licence with a reduced minimum total of 160 hours flight time (which includes 70 hours general flight time as Pilot In Command, 20 hours of cross country as Pilot In Command and 10 hours of instrument flight time.

Students must be minimum of 18 years of age to hold Commercial Pilot Licence.


Course Outcomes:

All course outcomes are Australian nationally recognised qualifications registered with and regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

- AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)
- Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)

Course Duration: 46 weeks Full Time plus 4 weeks holidays

Course delivery:  All training is conducted face to face at Air Gold Coast Campus.

Course Intakes:

15 January 2019 - applications are now closed
9 April 2019 - applications are now closed
16 July 2019 - applications are now closed
15 October 2019 - Apply now

Training Aircraft: Cessna 152, Cessna 172 and Cessna 172RG

Course Structure:

Phase 1: Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)
Phase 2: Private Pilot Licence (PPL) Basic Navigation
Phase 3: Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Advanced Navigation

Enrolment Details - International Students

Entry Criteria:

Tuition Fees:

Estimated Tuition Fee: AU$85,900.00*
*Fees are subject to change. International student fees do not include CASA related fees, text books and basic equipment. Full details, terms and conditions provided in writing upon successful application. Expenses related to flying within the program are G.S.T exempt.

Second and subsequent attempts for exams and flight tests, remedial ground and flight training are an additional student expense.  They are charged at the CPL course aircraft/ instructor hourly rate.

Payment Options:

International students may pay in instalments as follows:

Payment 1 - Deposit - $15,900

Payment 2 – Week 1 - $14,000

Payment 3 – Week 10 - $14,000

Payment 4 – Week 15 - $14,000

Payment 5 – Week 20 - $14,000

Payment 6 – Week 30 - $14,000

Flight Training Included:

  • 160 hours total flying hours
    • 62.5 hours Dual Cessna
    • 47 hours Solo Cessna 172
    • 27.5 hours Dual Cessna 172 RG
    • 23 hours Solo Cessna 172RG
  • 6.0 hours I-Gate Simulator
  • 106.0 hours briefings
  • Landings and Airways charges
  • Ground School (Aviation Theory)
    • Basic Aeronautical Knowledge/Recreational Pilot Licence (10 days)
    • Commercial Pilot Licence Theory (7 subjects x 5 days each approx.)

The information provided is based on current syllabus and hourly rates which are subject to change. The above included flight training exceeds the minimum hours required by CASA. Air Gold Coast’s flight training syllabus more accurately reflects the required hours to achieve a sound standard and includes integrated Night VFR Rating training within the standard CPL syllabus. This means that it does not become an additional expense after the Commercial Pilot Licence flight test.