Multi Engine Instrument Rating

AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) CRICOS Course Code: 0101232
CASA Multi-engine (Aeroplane) Instrument Rating (MEAIR)
11 weeks Full Time
AU$33,635 | Instalments Available
January | April | July | October
Gold Coast Airport, Australia
AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)
 Student visa available.

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


To qualify for the entry into the AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating), students are required to hold AVI50215 or AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilots Licence - Aeroplane).

This course is full time delivered over 11 weeks and includes a minimum of 40 hours instrument flight training in Instrument Meteorological Conditions, day and night covering such things as navigational aid tracking, instrument approach and landing, departure and emergency procedures.

The Gold Coast is ideally placed to provide this type of training with two airports having ILS approaches in the local area. There are also airports with VOR, NDB, and GPS non-precision approaches that are all within a short flight time.

The Instrument Rating is offered utilising multi engine aircraft. The rating allows the holder to conduct flights in Instrument Meteorological Conditions.


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).

• AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
• CASA Multi Engine (Aeroplane) Instrument Rating (MEAIR)

Course Duration: 11 weeks full time

Course Intakes: January | April | July | October

Course delivery:  All courses are conducted face to face at the Air Gold Coast campus

Training Resources:

• Elite I-Gate Simulator
• Beechcraft 76 Duchess

Available Navaids:

• Non-Directional Beacon (NDB)
• VHF Omni Directional Radio Range (VOR)
• Instrument Landing System (ILS) / Localiser (LLZ)
• Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) or GPS Arrival (DGA)
• Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
• Area Navigation (RNAV)

Course Structure:

Phase I: Initial Multi Engine
Phase II: Instrument Flying

Enrolment Details

Entry Criteria:

• 18 years of age (Younger students may enquire.)
• Australian equivalent Senior High School Certificate with strong pass in English and mathematics
• Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score below 5.5 or equivalent
• AVI50215 or AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)
• Eligible for a Class 1 Aviation Medical Certificate
• Eligible for an Aviation Security Idenctification Card (ASIC)
• Must hold a valid visa that permits training (Student Visa Available)

Tuition Fees:

Estimated Total Tuition Fee*: AU$33,635
*Fees are subject to change. Full details, terms and conditions provided in writing upon successful application.

Payment Options:

International students may pay in full or in instalments as follows:

• Payment 1 - $16,820 (Deposit on booking)
• Payment 2 - $16,815 (Due week 5)

Flight Training Inclusions


• Group briefings
• pre-flight and post-flight briefs
• 8.5 dual hours for initial Multi Engine Endorsement
• 21.8 dual instrument flying hours
• 21.0 hours in simulator
• IREX theory course
• IREX exam (first attempt only)
• Air Services and Landing Fees
• Enrolment Fee


Our training fees do NOT include the following items which students will need to provide at their own expense:

• Testing Officer Fees: MEA Flight Test $600,
• Testing Officer Fees: Instrument Rating Flight Test $900

• Class 1 Aviation Medical

• Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)

Note: As flying is competency based, the hours required depend upon the student’s ability, commitment and flying conditions on the day. The above summary 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. 

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

    AVIF0029 Implement threat and error management strategies

    AVIF0030 Manage safe flight operations

    AVIH0013 Plan a flight under instrument flight rules

    AVIH0017 Navigate aircraft under instrument flight rules

    AVIW0032 Operate and manage aircraft systems

    AVIY0033 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instrument

    AVIY0044 Conduct a 2D instrument approach

    AVIY0050 Perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route

    AVIY0072 Operate a multi-engine aeroplane

    AVIY0073 Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night

    AVIY0074 Perform non published instrument departure procedures

    AVIY0075 Perform published instrument departure procedures

    AVIY0076 Perform visual circling approach

    AVIY0081  Conduct a 2D global navigation satellite system non-precision instrument approach

    AVIY0045  Conduct a 3D instrument approach