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).

AVI50222 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)
12 months Full Time (approx) | Part Time Available
AU$94,500 (Domestic Student Tuition Fee) | Instalments Available
VET Student Loans available to eligible full time domestic students
9 January 2024 | 9 April 2024 | 9 July 2024 | 8 October 2024
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: AVI50222 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).

- AVI50222 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: 9 January 2024, 9 April 2024, 9 July 2024, 8 October 2024

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$94,500.00* (see below for what's included)

Estimated Non-Tuition Fees: A$3,590.00* (see below for what's included)

Estimated Total Course Cost: A$98,090.00*

*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 & course fees, 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 - $300
  • CASA Licence Fees - RPL Licence $50, PPL Licence $60, CPL Licence $80
  • Text books, uniform and navigation equipment - approx $2500
  • 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.

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
2024-CPL-01-January 09/01/2024 22/11/2024 $94,500.00
2024-CPL-07-July 09/07/2024 23/05/2025 $94,500.00
2024-CPL-10-October 08/10/2024 22/08/2025 $94,500.00