AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation

(Instrument Rating)

This qualification allows you to work in the aviation industry and it is the first step for those who wish to be a professional pilot within regular passenger transport, charter, agricultural operations, and aerial surveying.

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The VET Student Loan (VSL) program is an Australian Government assistance loan that helps eligible VET students, studying for a diploma qualification or higher, to pay their tuition fees. The Diploma In Aviation Courses offered by Fly Oz are eligible for these loans.

There are eligibility criteria including citizenship and residency requirements. Although a VET Student Loan (VSL) is a good initiative, there are certain aspects of the scheme that must be understood before going ahead with a government loan.The most important fact is that VET Student Loans attract a 20% fee, which is added to the course price. VSL is interest free.

Entry Requirements

  • Class 1 Medical certificate
  • Aviation English ICAO Level 6 or IELTS 6.0
  • Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
  • Aviation Reference Number (ARN)
  • Be at least 17 years of age.

Course Outcomes and Pathways

Hours quoted are a realistic prediction of student outcomes.

Volume of Learning

The volume of learning allocated to a qualification will vary depending on the level of the qualification and the experience and competency of the student. Most students undertake this qualification as an extension to their commercial pilot licence course. As per the Australian Quality Framework, students must complete the allocated hours for the qualification they are undertaking in order to achieve competency. If the student applies for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer, the volume of learning may be reduced.



Face-to-Face Learning and assessments- conducted over an average 27.5 hours per week for a period of 8 weeks including flight times and simulator. 220
Students will be required to study an additional 11.25 hours per self-study at the Fly Oz Campus. 90
Total Volume of Learning 310

Course Structure

This course is structured to ensure that students receive adequate training in AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating.) This includes 8 weeks of classroom and aircraft-based training of 27.5 hours per week face-to-face delivery.

The qualification is made up of 14 units of competency which consists of 13 core units and 1 elective unit all chosen by Fly Oz based in industry requirements.

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AVIF0029 Implement threat and error management strategies  15
 AVIF0030  Manage safe flight operations 15
 AVIH0013  Plan a flight under instrument flight rules  20
 AVIH0017  Navigate aircraft under instrument flight rules  35
 AVIW0032  Operate and manage aircraft systems  20
 AVIY0033  Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments  35
 AVIY0044  Conduct a 2D instrument approach  10
 AVIY0050  Perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures  15
 AVIY0073  Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night 10
 AVIY0074  Perform non-published instrument departure procedures 10
 AVIY0075  Perform published instrument departure procedures 10
 AVIY0076  Perform visual circling approach  5
 AVIY0081 Conduct a 2D global navigation satellite system non-precision instrument approach 10
 AVIY0015 Plan a flight under night visual flight rules 10
Total face to face hours 220

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