Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)

AVI50215

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $75970

$75970 is the average course fee entered on My Skills by 16 training provider(s).

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Average Course Duration: 50 Weeks

50 Weeks is the average course duration entered on My Skills by 14 training provider(s).

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Description

This qualification reflects the roles of flight crew personnel performing normal and emergency commercial pilot duties in support of commercial or Defence aviation flight operations.

Flight crew duties include applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge to a wide range of air transport operations, including passenger, charter and cargo operations.

Individuals working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad but established parameters.

This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification as a commercial pilot by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as directed by Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 61 Flight crew licensing.

People seeking certification should check these requirements with CASA.

Use for Defence Aviation is to be in accordance with relevant Defence Orders, Instructions, Publications and Regulations.

Occupations include:

Commercial aeroplane pilot

Military aeroplane pilot.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Diploma qualification levels) who were satisfied with the training.

Improved Employment Status

Surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Diploma qualification levels) who have an improved employment status, such as found work, new job, promotion, pay increase or setup/expansion of own business.

Enrolled in Further Study

Surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Diploma qualification levels) who have enrolled in additional training or education.

Median Salary

Median salary for surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Diploma qualification levels) who received their first ever full-time job after completion of training.

Top 3 Occupational Outcomes

Following are the top 3 occupation groups that surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Diploma qualification levels) are employed as:

Technicians and Trades Workers

30.6%

Technicians and Trades Workers
Professionals

27.8%

Professionals
Managers

12.9%

Managers

Top 3 Employing Industries

Following are the top 3 industries that surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Diploma qualification levels) are employed in:

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

17.6%

Transport, Postal and Warehousing
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

15.4%

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Mining

12.7%

Mining

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

 


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Subsidised Training

The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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VET Student Loans

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.

 


Career Information

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


Aviation Career Pathway

Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) is in the Engineering and Related Technologies Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Aviation.


Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



Apprenticeships and Traineeships


Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

 


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