3 Intakes per year.
Limited spots available.
25 hours of self study per week.
VET Student Loans and Part scholarships available for eligible students.
WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?
This comprehensive Double Diploma combines SFC's AVI50222 Diploma of Aviation(Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) and AVI50519 - Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating).
The Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) is the minimum requirement to earn a living as a pilot in Australia. You'll start your training learning the fundamentals of flight in single engine aeroplanes such as the Piper Warrior, before progressing towards larger and more complex aircraft culminating in your CPL flight test being performed in the legendary Cessna 182T Skylane. We'll arm you with all the non-technical and technical skills required to work in the industry as a professional pilot. No previous knowledge is required!
Once you have obtained your Commercial Pilot Licence, it's time to level up and excel.
The Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MECIR) is a critical rating for success as a commercial pilot. This rating allows you to operate in poor visibility and cloudy conditions safely and conduct a variety of instrument approaches – these conditions are otherwise known as Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). The rating also opens up the world of flying at night, enjoy smooth air and views few get to experience. As part of the MECIR you will attain your Multi-Engine Class Rating (MEA). The MEA will enable you to operate larger multi-engine aeroplanes and act as the launch pad for the rest of your career flying larger aircraft. SFC deliver the MECIR syllabus using our state of the art full motion Redbird Simulators and the comfortable and capable Diamond DA42NG Twinstar –the preferred aircraft for many airline cadet programs around the world.
The Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MECIR) is a compulsory requirement for becoming an airline pilot.
Upon successful completion of this course, you'll:
Earn a living as a pilot (paid flying work)
Fly anywhere within Australia and the world
Be able to fly in cloud
Be able to fly at night
Be able to take off and land in low visibility
Be able to pilot aircraft with more than one engine
Be able to utilise complex navigational aids and avionics
Become part of a supportive and passionate community
Open up a world of career opportunities
Is this course right for me?
Calling all those who want an office in the sky! This course is for anyone who wants to do want they love (and get paid for it.)
I have always dreamed about becoming a pilot and want to make my dreams a reality. I have little to no flying experience.
I have one goal. I want to fly for the airlines. I am looking for a course that will prepare me for the title of 'Captain'.
I feel unfulfilled and unmotivated in my current career. I am passionate about aviation and am looking for a career in a rapidly evolving and growing industry.
SFC Graduate | King Air Pilot
Piper Archer TX
- Landing Fees
- Theory Books
- Primary Instructor
- Exam costs
- Student Training Manual
- SFC Facilities
- Member benefits
- 5 February 2024
- More dates coming soon for 2024
Study Mode: Face-to-Face
Location: Bankstown Aerodrome (Sydney, Australia)
Total Flight Training Hours: 829 Hours
Duration: 16 Months | Full Time | 25 hours of self study per week
Intakes for 2024: 5 FEB | MORE DATES COMING SOON FOR 2024
Cost: AUD $158,300.00
Schofields Flying Club Limited trading as SFC
RTO 90866 | CRICOS TBA
Year 12 certificate or equivalent;
17+ years old;
Meet English language requirements.
CASA Theory Exam
Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
Before undertaking your flight test to obtain your Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), you must first sit your CASA Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) exams.
The exams will test your knowledge on 7 different subjects:
1. CMET (Meteorology)
2. CNAV (Navigation)
3. CLWA (Flight rules and Air law)
4. CADA (Aerodynamics)
5. CFPA (Operation, performance and flight planning)
6. CSYA (Aircraft general knowledge)
7. CHUF (Human factors)
You have 2 years to pass all 7 subjects, starting on the date of your first CPL subject pass. You have 1.5 hours to complete each exam, and you must achieve at least 70% (A pass mark of 80% required for CLWA). Exam costs (first attempt only) are included in your tuition fee.
Instrument Rating (IR)
Before undertaking your flight test to obtain your Instrument Rating, you must first sit your CASA Instrument Rating (IREX) exam.
The exam will test your knowledge of the completed course units. You have 3.5 hours to complete the exam, and you must achieve at least 70%. Exam costs are included in your tuition fee.
SFC Policies and Procedures
Schedule of Tuition Fees
Select your preferred course intake
5 February 2024 - Enquire within
We are proud to be a VET Student Loans approved course provider (RTO 90866) for the Double Diploma of Aviation - AVI50222 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) & AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating). This program provides eligible students with loans to pay for their tuition fees, which are then repaid via the Australian tax system once the minimum income threshold for repayment has been reached.
RTO CODE: 90866
How do I secure my spot?
Learn to fly with the best. The SFC team are always looking for interested and ambitious students. Take the next step in your aviation career and apply for our 16 month Double Diploma of Aviation course.
Applications are open year-round, with quarterly intakes.
Stage 1. SFC Meet and Greet
A chance for you to visit the clubhouse and college campus and check out our training fleet in person. A Course Advisor will explain all relevant information about the Double Diploma of Aviation and answer any questions you may have.
Stage 2. Membership Application
SFC is a non-for-profit flight school, and all students are required to hold a Full Club Membership. This will give you access to participate in flyaways, club events and discounts.
To commence the Application Process, complete the SFC Application Form. This will hold your position in the course.
Stage 3. Theory Assessment
An Aviation Reference Number (ARN) is used as an identification tool by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), as you commence flight training, all your results and licences will be linked to this number. Apply for your Aviation Reference Number (ARN) HERE either using CASA's online portal, myCASA, or by using Form 1162.
Diploma Numeracy Assessment
An online assessment designed to ensure all applicants have the foundational numeracy skills required.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
An online assessment designed to ensure all applicants have the foundational language and literacy skills required.
Proof of HSC
A scanned copy of your Higher School Certificate (HSC) or AQ certificate 4 or higher must be provided.
Aptitude Test and Personality Profile
During the COMPASS Aptitude Test, a variety of hand-eye-foot coordination, spatial orientation, multi-task management and short term memory assessments will be conducted via an online portal. The COMPASS Personality Test will deliver a summary of your profile based on 15 personality competencies.
Stage 4. Health Assessment
Class 1 Medical
A class 1 medical is required by all commercial pilots at all levels of aviation. It is a yearly requirement to assess your physical and mental health.
Delays may affect your enrolment.
Stage 5. Practical Assessment
Flight Screening Assessment
The Practical Assessment is designed to give you, the applicant, a chance to experience a taste of flight training prior to commencing the Airline Pilot Package. Throughout the session you will be assessed on three main areas: Airmanship, Execution and Acumen.
Time - Two Hours
Undergo your trial flight assessment with SFC.
Stage 6. Final Interview
During your Screening Interview you will meet with individuals from different departments within SFC. The objectives of the interview are to assess motivation, discuss application results and course requirements. You will need to provide proof of your identity and age (original form of ID required: Drivers Licence, Passport or Birth Certificate if applying for a VET Student Loan.)
Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) Application
Following a successful Screening Interview, you will be guided through the application process for an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).
Delays may affect your enrolment.