|2 Years||$66,480 to $71,760 (2021 annual)||
|Parafield Airport, SA|
The Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) provides accredited training to people looking to develop the skills and experience necessary to gain employment as a professional pilot. The program combines academic and practical training to achieve completion of a tertiary qualification and CASA Pilot Licenses and Ratings.
You will be trained to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) standards to gain the skills required for a Commercial Pilots Licence.
This program also offers electives that allow you to obtain your Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating or Flight Instructor Rating
Possible career outcomes
The Commercial Pilots License is the minimum standard required for employment as a pilot. Every professional pilot, including Hartwig Air Instructors, possesses a Commercial Pilot License. Combined with a tertiary qualification, the AD023HA offers students a reliable gateway and progression into a career as a pilot.
The addition of the Multi-Engine Instrument Rating and Flight Instructor Rating qualifications serve to enhance and improve a students ability to progress as a professional pilot.
The career options for pilots are many, and varied. They can include:
– Airline Pilot
– Corporate/Charter Aviation
– Flight Instructor
– Medical/Air Ambulance Pilot
– Search and Rescue Pilot
– Aerial Survey Pilot
Train with one of the highest ranking universities that offer a pilot program. RMIT was ranked 22nd in the world of universities under 50 years old. (4th in Australia). Making it the top university offering a pilot program in Adelaide!
RMIT has obtained a 5-star QS ranking accreditation.
RMIT partnered with Hartwig Air in 2018 to deliver the Associate Degree in Aviation in Adelaide to offer a university program that not only awards a university degree but also an CASA outcome (pilot license or rating) in every semester.
RMIT RTO: 3046
How you will study
The full AD023HA qualification can be completed without leaving Adelaide, through a combination of on-site learning at Hartwig Air (Parafield Airport) and online theory delivery from RMIT.
The flight training program surpasses the requirements of the CASA Part 61 Flight Crew Licencing and involves a combination of both classroom theory and practical flight training.
You will be trained in the following single- and multi-engine aircraft:
– Cessna 172 – RPL/PPL/CPL/FIR
– Cessna 206 – CPL
– BE55 Beechcraft Baron – MECIR
*Please note that changes to aircrafts may occur due to availability.
Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and interactive sessions. You’ll have access to online resources through the University’s student portal. Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, and practical assignments. All theory and practical training to the completion of the AD023HA qualification, including ATPL theory subjects, can be completed without leaving Adelaide.
Training with Hartwig Air means your not just with a flight school but a charter company that does everything from scenic flights up to government contracts serving the community.
Full-time study of this course typically comes to approximately 35 hours per week.
This includes two or three days of theory classes and two to three days for flight lessons at Parfield Airport.
Weekend flying days are also available.
Students should also budget three hours of independent study each night.
On completion of this course students can conduct further study in the following suggested courses:
Programs offered by RMIT:
Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)
Associate Degree in Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Credit transfer and recognition of prior learning
Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience. Find out if you might be eligible.