Duration Fees Next intakes Location  
  17 weeks $24,500 2021 Ongoing Parafield Airport, SA  

This qualification is structured incorporating a Full-Time training syllabus to bring you from the CASA Commercial Pilots License (CPL) to the completion of the Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR), with highly desirable logbook experience on Aircraft preferred by employers worldwide.
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 the requirements for the issue of a Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating to commercial pilots by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as directed by Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 61
Flight crew licensing.

Possible career outcomes
Job roles vary across industry, however it is important to understand that when you graduate this qualification it is likely that you will have a total of 180 to 250 hours flying. Many employers require substantially more hours.
The completion of the Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR) allows our graduates to enter the workforce or to continue on towards their Air Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL). There may be a requirement for additional training such as a type rating and other qualifications before you will become eligible for certain aviation
sectors. These include:
¢ Flight Instructor
¢ Charter Pilot
¢ Airline Pilot
¢ Cargo Pilot
¢ Corporate Pilot
¢ Medevac pilot

Accredited Training
A vocational education and training (VET) accredited course has been assessed by ASQA as compliant with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Accreditation is formal confirmation that the course:
– is nationally recognised and meets quality assurance requirements
– meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
– provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
is aligned appropriately to the AQF where it leads to a VET qualification.

How you will study

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 multi-engine aircraft:
– BE55 Beechcraft Baron
*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 student portal. Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, and practical assignments.

Industry connections
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.

Study Load
The course is structured and is considered full-time. Students are required to attend class approximately 20 hours
per week with additional self-paced learning, web forums and research outside of class.
Ground School classes are held weeknights between 6pm “ 10 pm as per your semester timetable. This schedule is designed to fit around work and study commitments. Discuss training and support options with our team to help ensure that your studies don’t interrupt your lifestyle.
All training and assessment of this qualification will be conducted by Bruce Hartwig Flying School staff and


Whilst there are no prerequisites according to the Training Packaging Rules, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority
(CASA) and ICAO state that learners should be able to pass the aviation English proficiency at level 4 and hold a Valid CASA Private Pilot License (PPL) or Commercial Pilot License (CPL).
The course qualifies commercial pilots to seek employment flying at night or into Instrument Meteorological
Conditions (IMC), in a multi-engine aircraft.
The school assesses each student to determine their suitability to the course on offer.
Learners also require;
¢ Current Class 1 or 2 aviation medical
¢ ASIC Security Clearance (this is required at the course start).

Further Study

On completion of this course can further study in the following suggested courses
– Instructor Rating (Hartwig Air)
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
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a process that assesses your competency”acquired through formal and informal learning”to determine if you meet the requirements for a unit of study.
You can use a variety of documentation to apply for RPL. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • records of completed training
  • assessment items
  • assessment records
  • declarations from your employer, and/or
  • a copy of your student records provided by ASQA.

If you wish to apply for RPL for this qualification please get in contact with us. Hartwig air will assess your suitability for RPL and if suitable will recommend an RPL assessment. Please be aware there is a charge for an RPL assessment.
If you already hold a unit of competency that is in this qualification you can get it recognised in this qualification with out charge (Credit transfer)


Tuition Fees

Semester 1 – $24,500
Payable in 1 payment at the beginning of the Semester (7 days prior to the semester start date)

Overfly Fees

In some situations, students who require training above the maximum allotted flight hours for their course may be charged for any additional flight hours to achieve the required competencies

Aircraft FeePrice per hour
C172 (R, S, SP)$253
BE55 (Multi Engine Clock Time Hour)$671
Red Bird FMX Sim$90
Instructor fees 
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ItemApprox. Fee
White Epaulette Shirt$39.95
Corporate Trousers, Black$69.00
Black Dress Shoes
HiVis Vest$16.95
Epaulette Jumper (No Logo)$85.00
Epaulette Jumper (With Logo)$105.00
Text Books


ItemApprox. Fee
Headset “ ASA/David Clark/Bose$379 – $1795
E6B Circular$69.95
Ruler (180 NM)$16.00
Licence Holder$49.95
Other Additional Fees
ItemApprox. Fee
Class 1 Medical Exam (First Issue only)Approx. $400.00
Processing of medical exam results (CASA)$75.00
Aviation Security Identity Card ASIC (CASA)$200.50
Licence Issue, Processing, and Considerations of Application (CASA)$60.00 per licence
Instrument Rating Examination (ASL)$175.00
For up to date fees and charges of CASA and ASPEQ exams see