Commercial Pilot Licence

AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)
12 months Full Time (approx) | Part Time Available
AU$73,375 (Domestic Student Fee) | Instalments Available
VET Student Loans available to eligible full time domestic students
January 14 2020 | April 14 2020 | July 14 2020 | October 13 2020
Gold Coast Airport, Australia
Senior High School | No aviation experience required
International students welcome. (Click here for details >>)

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


Course Codes: AVI50215 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).

- AVI50215 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:

14 January 2020 - Apply now - Applications close November 8 2019
14 April 2020 - Apply now
14 July 2020 - Apply now
13 October 2020 - Apply now

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

Course Structure:

Phase I: Recreational Pilot Licence (12 weeks)
Phase II: Basic Navigation (PPL) (11 weeks)
Phase III: Advance Navigation (CPL) (23 weeks)

Enrolment Details

Entry Criteria:

Tuition Fees (Domestic Students):

Estimated Tuition Fee: AU$73,375.00*
*Fees are subject to change. CASA related fees, text books and equipment not included. 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:

Self funded domestic students may pay in advance for each training phase 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.

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.