Commercial Pilot Licence

Start your journey toward becoming a profession pilot with Air Gold Coast's ASQA and CASA approved Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence).

AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)
12 months Full Time (approx) | Part Time Available
AU$81,715 (Domestic Student Tuition Fee) | Instalments Available
VET Student Loans available to eligible full time domestic students
11 January 2022 | 19 April 2022 | 12 July 2022 | 11 October 2022
Gold Coast Airport, Australia
High School Certificate recommended| No aviation experience required
International students welcome. (Click here for International CPL)

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

Course Details


Course Codes: AVI50219 Diploma Of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence-Aeroplane)

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 who have already gained flying experience by means other than an approved 150 hour CPL-A course may still join this programme but will be required to undertake a minimum total of 200 hours flight time which includes 100 as pilot in command, 20 cross country 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).

- AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)
- Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)

Course Duration: 46 weeks Full Time (Part Time also available. Conditions apply.)

Course Intakes:

11 January 2022
19 April 2022
12 July 2022
11 October 2022

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

Course Structure:

Phase I: Recreational Pilot Licence (12 weeks)
Phase II: Private Pilot Licence (11 weeks)
Phase III: Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) (23 weeks)

Enrolment Details

Entry Criteria:

Tuition Fees (Domestic Students):

Estimated Tuition Fee: AU$81,715.00* (see below for what's included)

Estimated Non-Tuition Fees: A$3,047.00* (see below for what's included)

Estimated Total Course Cost: A$84,762.00*

*Fees are subject to change. 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:

Self funded domestic students may pay in advance up to $1500 or as each lesson is completed.

This course is approved for VET Student Loans (VSL). Australian students may apply to use VSL only if they are eligible. For more information, please visit our VSL Page.

International Students:

Please visit the International CPL Page for details.

Tuition Fees Include:

  • 160 hours total flying hours
    • 63 hours Dual Cessna
    • 47 hours Solo Cessna 172
    • 27 hours Dual Cessna 172 RG
    • 23 hours Solo Cessna 172RG
  • 6.0 hours I-Gate Simulator
  • 104.0 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.

Non-Tuition Fees Include:

  • Class 1 Medical - approx $600
  • ASIC Card - $257
  • CASA Licence Fees - RPL Licence $50, PPL Licence $60, CPL Licence $80
  • Text books, uniform and navigation equipment - approx $2000
  • Headset - prices arrange from $300 to $1,800
  • A laptop of tablet is strongly recommended for this course

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.

AVIE0006 Maintain aircraft radio communications
AVIF0026 Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIF0027 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
AVIF0029 Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIF0030 Manage safe flight operations
AVIF0031 Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
AVIF0035 Manage human factors in aviation operations
AVIH0010 Plan a flight under visual flight rules
AVIH0014 Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
AVILIC0003 Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane
AVIO0017 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
AVIW0029 Manage pre- and post-flight actions
AVIW0032 Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIY0033 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIY0034 Operate in controlled airspace
AVIY0035 Operate in Class G airspace
AVIY0036 Operate at non-towered aerodromes
AVIY0037 Operate at a controlled aerodrome
AVIY0040 Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
AVIY0041 Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
AVIY0046 Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures
AVIY0047 Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situations
AVIY0054 Control aeroplane on the ground
AVIY0055 Take off aeroplane
AVIY0056 Control aeroplane in normal flight
AVIY0057 Land aeroplane
AVIY0058 Manage aircraft fuel
AVIY0073 Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
AVIZ0006 Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight

Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)


Upcoming Programs

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost

Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)


Upcoming Programs

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
2022-CPL-01-January 11/01/2022 25/11/2022 $81,715.00
2022-CPL-04-April 19/04/2022 17/03/2023 $81,715.00
2022-CPL-07-July 12/07/2022 09/06/2023 $81,715.00
2022-CPL-10-October 11/10/2022 08/09/2023 $81,715.00