Theory Courses

Air Gold Coast offers theory of aeronautical knowledge training through its formal "Ground School".  Air Gold Coast's full time theory courses provide comprehensive training toward Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) aeronautical knowledge examinations.

Air Gold Coast currently offers the following theory courses:

  • Basic Aeronautical Knowledge/Recreational Pilot Licence
  • All 7 Commercial Pilot Licence subjects

Please see the link below for the 2021 Theory Course schedule and costs:

2021 Air Gold Coast Theory Course Dates

Instrument Rating (IREX) Theory Courses will be held at Air Gold Coast on the following dates:

  • November 9 - 20

Students who are not undertaking flight training courses at Air Gold Coast are also welcome to join theory classes.  For further information or bookings, please contact us via our contact form.

Aerodynamics Theory Course

CADA

CPL Aerodynamics Theory Course is conducted over five (5) consecutive days (Monday to Friday) from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. daily. Upon completion of the course an Examination (conducted at CASA's Testing Facilities) will be scheduled (normally the week following the Course) 

Theory Course: 
Venue: 
  Air Gold Coast Auditorium (Face to Face)
Attendance: Compulsory 5 days (Monday to Friday)
Preparation: Please come prepared by bringing the following (up to date) study material on the FIRST day.

Air Law Theory Course

CLWA

CPL Air Law Theory Course is conducted over five (5) consecutive days (Monday to Friday) from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. daily. Upon completion of the course an Examination (conducted at CASA's Testing Facilities) will be scheduled (normally the week following the Course) 

Theory Course: 
Venue: 
  Air Gold Coast Auditorium (Face to Face)
Attendance: Compulsory 5 days (Monday to Friday)
Preparation: Please come prepared by bringing the following (up to date) study material on the FIRST day.

The Bob Tait CPL Air Law book

PLUS

Airservices List
  •  CAR 1988
  • CASR Part 61
  • CAO 20-95.2
  • AIP Book
  • ERSA Complete
  • AUS PCA
  • ERC LOW 1/2 and 3/4 only (2 ERC Lows)
  • Hobart/Launceston VTC
  • Brisbane-Sunshine Coast/Gold Coast VTC

Aircraft General Knowledge Theory Course

CSYA

CPL Aircraft General Knowledge Theory Course is conducted over five (5) consecutive days (Monday to Friday) from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. daily. Upon completion of the course an Examination (conducted at CASA's Testing Facilities) will be scheduled (normally the week following the Course) 

Theory Course: 
Venue: 
  Air Gold Coast Auditorium (Face to Face)
Attendance: Compulsory 5 days (Monday to Friday)
Preparation: Please come prepared by bringing the following (up to date) study material on the FIRST day.

The Bob Tait CPL Aircraft General Knowledge Book (Please start reading the book BEFORE you arrive in class so that you are ready to learn.

BAK/RPL Theory Part 1

BAKRPL1

Basic Aeronautical Knowledge and Recreational Pilot Licence Theory Course Part 1

BAK/RPL Theory Part 2

BAKRPL2

Basic Aeronautical Knowledge/Recreational Pilot Licence Theory Course Part 2

Commercial Obligations Brief

COB

  • Commercial Obligations Brief is designed to prepare students for the reality of becoming a qualified Commercial Pilot.  
Topics Covered:
Professionalism
Charter Scenarios
Dangerous Goods Certificate
Alcohol and Other Drugs Workshop 
Non-technical skills
Personal Resume

In addition the following Self-Study Units of Competency will be required to be completed prior to Commercial Flight Test Recommendation.
  1. Advanced Aeroplane Systems Questionnaire
  2. Manage Risk In Aviation Assessment Workbook
    • AVIF0026 Implement Aviation Risk Management processes;  and
    • AVIF0027 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
  3. AVIO0017 Manage Disruptive Behaviour and Unlawful Interference with aviation
    • Theory Workbook Assessment
    • Practical Flight Assessment 
  4. Commercial Pilot Licence - Pre-test Questionnaires
    • Part A and
    • Part B

Human Factors Theory Course

CHUF

CPL Human Factors Theory Course is conducted over five (5) consecutive days (Monday to Friday) from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. daily. Upon completion of the course an Examination (conducted at CASA's Testing Facilities) will be scheduled (normally the week following the Course) 

Theory Course: 
Venue: 
  Air Gold Coast Auditorium (Face to Face)
Attendance: Compulsory 5 days (Monday to Friday)
Preparation: Please come prepared by bringing the following (up to date) study material on the FIRST day.

The Bob Tait CPL Human Factors Book (Please start reading the book BEFORE you arrive in class so that you are ready to learn.

 

Meteorology Theory Course

CMET

CPL Meteorology Theory Course is conducted over five (5) consecutive days (Monday to Friday) from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. daily. Upon completion of the course an Examination (conducted at CASA's Testing Facilities) will be scheduled (normally the week following the Course) 

Theory Course: 
Venue: 
  Air Gold Coast Auditorium (Face to Face)
Attendance: Compulsory 5 days (Monday to Friday)
Preparation: Please come prepared by bringing the following (up to date) study material on the FIRST day.

Navigation Theory Course

CNAV

CPL Navigation Theory Course is conducted over five (5) consecutive days (Monday to Friday) from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. daily. Upon completion of the course an Examination (conducted at CASA's Testing Facilities) will be scheduled (normally the week following the Course) 

Theory Course: 
Venue: 
  Air Gold Coast Auditorium (Face to Face)
Attendance: Compulsory 5 days (Monday to Friday)
Preparation: Please come prepared by bringing the following (up to date) study material on the FIRST day.

The Bob Tait CPL Navigation Book (Please start reading the book BEFORE you arrive in class so that you are ready to learn.

Operation Performance & Flight Planning Theory Course

CFPA

CPL Operation Performance and Flight Training Theory Course is conducted over five (5) consecutive days (Monday to Friday) from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. daily. Upon completion of the course an Examination (conducted at CASA's Testing Facilities) will be scheduled (normally the week following the Course) 

Theory Course: 
Venue: 
  Air Gold Coast Auditorium (Face to Face)
Attendance: Compulsory 5 days (Monday to Friday)
Preparation: Please come prepared by bringing the following (up to date) study material on the FIRST day.

The Bob Tait CPL Performance book (Please start reading the Text Book before you arrive in class so that you are ready to learn).

PLUS

Airservices List 
  • AIP book (current version)
  • ERSA complete
  • CAAP 92-1(1) and 234-1(2.1)
  • Navigation Equipment
  • A ‘Basic calculator’