RMIT

(FEE HELP eligible )

We are the trusted aviation-training partner of RMIT University for commercial pilots licence accreditations via the Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) degree. Holding a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) allows pilots to receive payment for flying an aircraft.

The processes we have put in place have made our training program as seamless and straightforward as possible for students.

Throughout studying the degree, students will gain the practical and theoretical skills needed to achieve Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certification as a Commercial Pilot. You will gain sufficient aeronautical knowledge, practical skills and master appropriate behaviours to fly an aircraft safely and reliably.

Through the pathway to gaining a Commercial Pilots Licence, you’ll also develop the necessary skills to apply for the Recreational Pilots Licence (RPL), the Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) and required knowledge for the Air Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL).

We have trained commercial pilots since 1969, with over 1,000 commercial pilots successfully graduating in that time; this includes several hundred international commercial pilots. Graduates are also well positioned for employment given the severe shortage of pilots and flight instructors in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region.

Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and interactive sessions. Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, and practical assignments.

Below are some of the most common questions we are asked by prospective students. If you have any other questions, please contact us directly

International Students

(Not eligible for FEE HELP financial assistance)

Completing the AVI50415 Diploma in Aviation (Instrument Rating) course for International Students follows a structured integrated training syllabus to bring you from the CASA CPL to the completion of the Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating. The processes we have put in place have made our training program as seamless and straightforward as possible for students.

Throughout studying, students will gain the practical and theoretical skills needed to achieve Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certification as a Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot. You will gain sufficient aeronautical knowledge, practical skills and master appropriate behaviours to fly an aircraft safely and reliably.

We have successfully trained commercial pilots since 1969; this includes several hundred international commercial pilots. Graduates are also well positioned for employment given the severe shortage of pilots and flight instructors in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region.

Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and interactive sessions. Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, and practical assignments.

Click here to see why you should study in Adelaide

Frequently Asked Questions

What does studying Commercial Pilot Licence involve?

Students study both the practical & theoretical aspects of becoming a commercial pilot.

We operate out of one of Australia’s busiest airports and Australia’s Centre of Aviation Training Excellence, Parafield Airport. This gives students a wide-ranging experience in handling a variety of scenarios that will prepare them well for integration into the commercial pilot industry.

Students will hone their craft in the skies with a variety of single and multi-engine aircraft while spending time in the classroom studying under the guidance of some of Australia’s most experienced commercial pilots.

What are the prerequisites for the studying the Commercial Pilot Licence?

Applicants for our Integrated Course must:

  • Have satisfactory command of the English language (IELTS 5.5)
  • Obtain a CASA Aviation Security Check
  • Hold passes at Year 12 level (recommended)
  • While no age limit applies to undertake the course, you must be 18 or older to hold a Commercial Pilot Licence.

Furthermore, successful applicants are required to undergo a CASA Class 1 Medical Examination performed by a medical practitioner known as a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner.

Please contact us here to discuss your eligibility.

Is there financial assistance available for international students studying the Commercial Pilot Licence in Australia?

There is no financial assistance available from the Australian Government for international students undertaking the Commercial Pilot Licence in Australia.

How long does the Commercial Pilot Licence take to complete?

70 weeks of full-time integrated training, as the CASA licences are competency-based, meaning you only obtain your licence once you satisfactorily complete all flight standard and assessments of the course.

What does the Commercial Pilot Licence cost to complete?

All CASA courses are competency-based training, meaning you only obtain your CPL once you satisfactorily complete all assessments of the course. This means the costs of obtaining your CPL will vary depending on your learning rate and the aircraft types you choose to fly.

However, on average the cost is $63,360 per annum, for two years.

Contact us to discuss costs for your situation.

What is the minimum age a student can be to start studying the BHFS & RMIT aviation degree?

18 years of age is the youngest a student can be before commencing the study at Hartwig Air.

What are the career prospects for commercial pilots in Australia and across the world?

Graduates are well positioned for employment given the severe shortage of pilots and flight instructors in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region.

It is predicted that 640,000 pilots will be required to full vacant positions over the next 10 to 15 years as demand for more and more flight services significantly increase.

What is the Vietnam Airlines Cadet Program?

The Vietnam Airlines Cadet Program is an 18-month course conducted in Adelaide, South Australia, and is based at Australia’s Centre of Aviation Training Excellence in the Parafield Airport, just north of the Adelaide CBD.

On successful completion of the Cadet program, students will be fully trained with real-world experience in handling any minimum standard airfield or flying condition they are likely to encounter during their initial career.

The complete range of real-world environmental conditions available in South Australia, combined with the experience and impeccable safety record of Hartwig Air, enables Cadets to achieve an extremely high level of practical flying competency.

Does Hartwig Air offer working opportunities to students?

We operate our own charter business and have Government work contracts, including shark patrol operations. This provides excellent opportunities for our students to apply for an participate in on-the-job paid training experiences outside of their training schedule.

AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane). 

(Funding Not Available)

Overview 

A specialist qualification for the aviation industry, this is an exciting course that equips you with the skills you need to become employed in the Australian Pilot industry. 

As well as becoming an expert in complex technical flight operations, you will learn to use appropriate equipment, participate as part of a team, solve problems and develop strategic initiatives. 

This qualification is fully delivered by Bruce Hartwig Flying School Pty Ltd as the school only uses directly employed staff.

Employment Pathways 

Upon successful completion of the AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilots Licence – Aeroplane) the following options are open for employment; 

  • Employment as a Commercial Pilot flying single engine aircraft under visual flight rules (VFR)

Study Pathways 

The following pathways are available on completion of the training.

  • AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating – Aeroplane).
  • CASA Instructor Rating
  • RMIT AD023HA Associate Degree in Aviation
  • RMIT BP070 Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)
  • MCC Multi Crew Qualification

 

Please click HERE to download a course brochure.

AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating). 

(Funding Not Available)

Overview 

A specialist qualification for the aviation industry, this is an exciting course that equips you with the skills you need to become employed in the Australian Pilot industry.

As well as becoming an expert in complex technical flight operations, you will learn to use appropriate equipment, participate as part of a team, solve problems and develop strategic initiatives.

This qualification is fully delivered by Bruce Hartwig Flying School Pty Ltd as the school only uses directly employed staff.

Employment Pathways 

Upon successful completion of the AVI40215 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) the following options are open for employment;

  • Employment as a Commercial Pilot flying multi engine aircraft under instrument flight rules (IFR)

Study Pathways 

The following pathways are available on completion of the training.

  • CASA Instructor Rating
  • Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)
  • RMIT BP070 Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)
  • MCC Multi Crew Qualification

 

Please click HERE to download a course brochure.

RMIT

RMIT

(FEE HELP eligible )

We are the trusted aviation-training partner of RMIT University for commercial pilots licence accreditations via the Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) degree. Holding a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) allows pilots to receive payment for flying an aircraft.

The processes we have put in place have made our training program as seamless and straightforward as possible for students.

Throughout studying the degree, students will gain the practical and theoretical skills needed to achieve Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certification as a Commercial Pilot. You will gain sufficient aeronautical knowledge, practical skills and master appropriate behaviours to fly an aircraft safely and reliably.

Through the pathway to gaining a Commercial Pilots Licence, you’ll also develop the necessary skills to apply for the Recreational Pilots Licence (RPL), the Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) and required knowledge for the Air Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL).

We have trained commercial pilots since 1969, with over 1,000 commercial pilots successfully graduating in that time; this includes several hundred international commercial pilots. Graduates are also well positioned for employment given the severe shortage of pilots and flight instructors in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region.

Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and interactive sessions. Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, and practical assignments.

Below are some of the most common questions we are asked by prospective students. If you have any other questions, please contact us directly

International Students

International Students

(Not eligible for FEE HELP financial assistance)

Completing the AVI50415 Diploma in Aviation (Instrument Rating) course for International Students follows a structured integrated training syllabus to bring you from the CASA CPL to the completion of the Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating. The processes we have put in place have made our training program as seamless and straightforward as possible for students.

Throughout studying, students will gain the practical and theoretical skills needed to achieve Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certification as a Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot. You will gain sufficient aeronautical knowledge, practical skills and master appropriate behaviours to fly an aircraft safely and reliably.

We have successfully trained commercial pilots since 1969; this includes several hundred international commercial pilots. Graduates are also well positioned for employment given the severe shortage of pilots and flight instructors in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region.

Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and interactive sessions. Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, and practical assignments.

Click here to see why you should study in Adelaide

Frequently Asked Questions

What does studying Commercial Pilot Licence involve?

Students study both the practical & theoretical aspects of becoming a commercial pilot.

We operate out of one of Australia’s busiest airports and Australia’s Centre of Aviation Training Excellence, Parafield Airport. This gives students a wide-ranging experience in handling a variety of scenarios that will prepare them well for integration into the commercial pilot industry.

Students will hone their craft in the skies with a variety of single and multi-engine aircraft while spending time in the classroom studying under the guidance of some of Australia’s most experienced commercial pilots.

What are the prerequisites for the studying the Commercial Pilot Licence?

Applicants for our Integrated Course must:

  • Have satisfactory command of the English language (IELTS 5.5)
  • Obtain a CASA Aviation Security Check
  • Hold passes at Year 12 level (recommended)
  • While no age limit applies to undertake the course, you must be 18 or older to hold a Commercial Pilot Licence.

Furthermore, successful applicants are required to undergo a CASA Class 1 Medical Examination performed by a medical practitioner known as a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner.

Please contact us here to discuss your eligibility.

Is there financial assistance available for international students studying the Commercial Pilot Licence in Australia?

There is no financial assistance available from the Australian Government for international students undertaking the Commercial Pilot Licence in Australia.

How long does the Commercial Pilot Licence take to complete?

70 weeks of full-time integrated training, as the CASA licences are competency-based, meaning you only obtain your licence once you satisfactorily complete all flight standard and assessments of the course.

What does the Commercial Pilot Licence cost to complete?

All CASA courses are competency-based training, meaning you only obtain your CPL once you satisfactorily complete all assessments of the course. This means the costs of obtaining your CPL will vary depending on your learning rate and the aircraft types you choose to fly.

However, on average the cost is $63,360 per annum, for two years.

Contact us to discuss costs for your situation.

What is the minimum age a student can be to start studying the BHFS & RMIT aviation degree?

18 years of age is the youngest a student can be before commencing the study at Hartwig Air.

What are the career prospects for commercial pilots in Australia and across the world?

Graduates are well positioned for employment given the severe shortage of pilots and flight instructors in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region.

It is predicted that 640,000 pilots will be required to full vacant positions over the next 10 to 15 years as demand for more and more flight services significantly increase.

What is the Vietnam Airlines Cadet Program?

The Vietnam Airlines Cadet Program is an 18-month course conducted in Adelaide, South Australia, and is based at Australia’s Centre of Aviation Training Excellence in the Parafield Airport, just north of the Adelaide CBD.

On successful completion of the Cadet program, students will be fully trained with real-world experience in handling any minimum standard airfield or flying condition they are likely to encounter during their initial career.

The complete range of real-world environmental conditions available in South Australia, combined with the experience and impeccable safety record of Hartwig Air, enables Cadets to achieve an extremely high level of practical flying competency.

Does Hartwig Air offer working opportunities to students?

We operate our own charter business and have Government work contracts, including shark patrol operations. This provides excellent opportunities for our students to apply for an participate in on-the-job paid training experiences outside of their training schedule.

AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)

AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane). 

(Funding Not Available)

Overview 

A specialist qualification for the aviation industry, this is an exciting course that equips you with the skills you need to become employed in the Australian Pilot industry. 

As well as becoming an expert in complex technical flight operations, you will learn to use appropriate equipment, participate as part of a team, solve problems and develop strategic initiatives. 

This qualification is fully delivered by Bruce Hartwig Flying School Pty Ltd as the school only uses directly employed staff.

Employment Pathways 

Upon successful completion of the AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilots Licence – Aeroplane) the following options are open for employment; 

  • Employment as a Commercial Pilot flying single engine aircraft under visual flight rules (VFR)

Study Pathways 

The following pathways are available on completion of the training.

  • AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating – Aeroplane).
  • CASA Instructor Rating
  • RMIT AD023HA Associate Degree in Aviation
  • RMIT BP070 Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)
  • MCC Multi Crew Qualification

 

Please click HERE to download a course brochure.

AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating). 

(Funding Not Available)

Overview 

A specialist qualification for the aviation industry, this is an exciting course that equips you with the skills you need to become employed in the Australian Pilot industry.

As well as becoming an expert in complex technical flight operations, you will learn to use appropriate equipment, participate as part of a team, solve problems and develop strategic initiatives.

This qualification is fully delivered by Bruce Hartwig Flying School Pty Ltd as the school only uses directly employed staff.

Employment Pathways 

Upon successful completion of the AVI40215 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) the following options are open for employment;

  • Employment as a Commercial Pilot flying multi engine aircraft under instrument flight rules (IFR)

Study Pathways 

The following pathways are available on completion of the training.

  • CASA Instructor Rating
  • Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)
  • RMIT BP070 Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)
  • MCC Multi Crew Qualification

 

Please click HERE to download a course brochure.

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