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Membership

For Pilots outside Sydney wishing to utilise club facilities.

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For those who want to fly with SFC.

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SFC CLUBHOUSE
60 Birch Street,
Bankstown Aerodrome
NSW 2198

SFC COLLEGE AND 737 SIM
109 Drover Rd,
Bankstown Aerodrome
NSW 2198
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PHONE
(02) 9709 8488
CALL US
EMAIL
mail@sfcaero.com.au
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PHONE
(02) 9709 8488
CALL US
EMAIL
mail@sfcaero.com.au
EMAIL US
PHONE
(02) 9709 8488
CALL US
EMAIL
mail@sfcaero.com.au
EMAIL US
CONTACT US

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PHONE
(02) 9709 8488
CALL US
EMAIL
mail@sfcaero.com.au
EMAIL US
VISIT US
SFC COLLEGE & CLUBHOUSE
60 Birch Street,
Bankstown Aerodrome
NSW 2198

737 SIMULATOR 
109 Drover Rd,
Bankstown Aerodrome
NSW 2198
FLIGHT TRAINING OVERVIEW

Find the right path for you.

Knowing where to start can be daunting,
Full Time Course
Airline Pilot Package Tamworth
RTO: 90866 | CRICOS TBA
SCHOFIELDS FLYING CLUB LIMITED TRADING AS SFC
NEXT INTAKE?
15 July

2 intakes per year.

HOW LONG?
12
Months
COURSE LOAD?
Full Time

Face-to-Face in Tamworth.
35 hours of self study per week.

FLYING HOURS?
192
Hours
What's Included?

AR = Airline Requirement

AVI50222 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) AR

The Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Diploma of Aviation (AVI50222) is the required licence for those who want to work as a pilot in the aviation industry (domestic, international airlines and charter companies).

AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) AR

The Multi-Engine Instrument Rating is considered the peak of professional qualifications for commercial pilots. The MECIR allows pilots to fly in full Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) at all phases of the flight, at all times.

Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) AR

Includes AHUF - Human Factors (1x Airline Transport Pilot Licence [ATPL] Exam)
The Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) qualification equips pilots with all the skills needed to fly professionally within a multi-crew environment. With teamwork being key to safe airline operations, pilots will meet the high standards demanded by today’s advanced aircraft with confidence.

Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT) AR

The Upset Prevention Recovery Training rating is an extra safety component that enables pilots to always be prepared for the unexpected. This training equips pilots with the skills needed to effectively react to and manage abnormal situations.

WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?

Embark on a career towards the airlines.

SFC’s Airline Pilot Package offers an accelerated and comprehensive training program. This equips aspiring aviators with the essential licences, ratings and skills required to embark on a successful career in the aviation industry.

In just 12 months, this all-inclusive package provides you with a well rounded education at our purpose built Pilot Academy in Tamworth, NSW.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will:

  • 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

  • Be able to both pilot-in-command and co-pilot

  • Be able to effectively manage abnormal flight situations

  • Become part of a supportive and passionate community

  • Open up a world of career opportunities

Is this course right for me?

If airlines are what you dream of, this is the package for you.

I want to fly for the airlines.

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 want to be a pilot.

I have always dreamed about becoming a pilot and want to make my dreams a reality. I have little to no flying experience.

I want a career change.

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.

I want to fly for business.

I can commit to a full time study load.

"The industry needed something like this, and SFC have nailed it."

Matt Hall
Red Bull Air Race World Champion | Matt Hall Racing

COURSE OVERVIEW

FLYING HOURS
192

Hours

SIMULATOR HOURS
43

Hours

THEORY HOURS
486

Hours

DURATION
12

Months

COURSE LOAD
Full Time
DELIVERY MODE
Face-to-face
LOCATION
Tamworth
TOTAL COURSE HOURS
792

Hours

WEEKLY  SELF STUDY HOURS
35

Hours

AIRCRAFT

Piper Archer TX

Piper PA-44 Seminole

INCLUSIONS
  • Flying
  • Fuel
  • Landing fees
  • Simulator
  • Theory
  • Theory books
  • Briefings
  • Primary Instructor
  • Exam costs
  • Student training manual
  • SFC facilities
  • Member benefits
FACILITY INCLUSIONS
  • 27m2 studio apartment

  • 3 meals per day including snacks

  • Recreational spaces

INTAKE DATES
  • 15 July 2024
COURSE FEES
$ 165,900.00 
+ $25,000 out of pocket for food & accommodation

Why Tamworth?

Just a one hour flight away from Australia’s harbour city of Sydney, SFC Pilot Academy Tamworth is your home of professional flight training. The perfect fusion of authentic Australian culture and high octane flying, Tamworth offers year round weather conditions that are perfect for your flight training, as well as a fresh country environment for the full Australian experience.

Situated on the banks of the Peel River, Tamworth is rooted deep within Australia’s agricultural heart, having been considered the ‘most luxuriant country’ for livestock. In the years since its foundation, the town has grown to Australia’s second largest inland city, proud of its country heritage and forward-thinking vision.

Your airside experience

With every single feature designed by the Royal Australian Air Force, our purpose built facility is optimised for maximum flight training success. Complete with our dedicated training runway, Tamworth Regional Airport has all the facilities and services you’d expect to find at any major airport around the world.

Maintenance Facility
State of the art maintenance facility with in-house Aircraft Maintenance Engineers. This means you’re learning on the safest aircraft possible.

Dedicated Training Runway
The key to success is confidence, and what better way to learn than with a dedicated training runway.

Aircraft Parking
40 - That’s how many aircraft we can fit in our undercover aircraft parking area.

ATC Tower
Learn to communicate with the same air traffic control you’d find at any international airport.

Cutting edge training facilities

Step inside a world class flight training centre. Each of these spaces has been meticulously designed and constructed to offer the best possible environment for your pilot training. Our state of the art campus boasts cutting edge classrooms, an operations room equipped with the latest technology, advanced simulators for hands-on experience, and well equipped briefing rooms. With every room serving a dedicated purpose, you can be sure this is where you’ll be shaped into the commercial pilot you’re destined to be.

Classrooms
Learn flight theory in our modern and well-equipped classrooms, designed to foster a focused and collaborative learning environment.

Operations Room
At the heart of SFC Pilot Academy lies our cutting edge operations room, where aviation theory seamlessly transitions into real world practice.

Simulators
Our advanced simulators offer hands-on experience in mastering crucial aviation skills. A must for the airlines.

Briefing Room
Prepare each flight with personalised, one-on-one sessions with your instructor.

Academy facilities

Need a break from studying? At SFC Pilot Academy, we’ve got you covered with facilities designed to provide the perfect work-life balance. Our campus offers a range of amenities and recreational spaces, ensuring that your journey to becoming a pilot is not just about hard work but also about moments of relaxation and enjoyment.

Eat
We offer 3 nutritional meals per day plus snacks, to keep you energised and focused during your training.

Refresh
Refresh between classes in our outdoor swimming pool.

Workout
Stay fit with our fully-equipped, on-campus gym, designed to support your overall health while training.

Play
Enjoy a friendly sports game from one of our outdoor courts around campus.

Accommodation

Make yourself at home with your very own 27m2 studio apartment. With each room built for comfort, you can expect privacy, a custom study desk, and a private en suite. Our student residences are designed to be your home away from home, offering living spaces where you can relax and recharge.

Room inclusions:

  • Balcony

  • Wardrobe

  • Purpose built desk

  • Bed

  • Bathroom

  • Storage bay

  • Fridge

  • Television

  • Safe closet

  • Air conditioner

Program Summary

Study Mode: Face-to-Face
Location:
Tamworth (New South Wales, Australia)
Total Flight Training Hours:
 792 Hours
Duration:
12 Months | Full Time | 35 hours of self study per week
Intakes for 2024:
15 JUL
Cost:
AUD $165,900 + $25,000 out of pocket for food and accommodation

Schofields Flying Club Limited trading as SFC
RTO 90866 | CRICOS TBA

Prerequisites:

Year 12 certificate or equivalent;

18+ years old (on or before first day of course);

Meet English language requirements.

Course Units

Core Units | AVI50222 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)
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Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight
AVIY0083
Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures
AVIY0058
Manage aircraft fuel
AVIY0057
Land aeroplane
AVIY0056
Control aeroplane in normal flight
AVIY0055
Take off aeroplane
AVIY0054
Control aeroplane on the ground
AVIY0047
Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situatio ns
AVIY0041
Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
AVIY0040
Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
AVIY0037
Operate at a controlled aerodrome
AVIY0036
Operate at non-towered aerodromes
AVIY0035
Operate in Class G airspace
AVIY0034
Operate in controlled airspace
AVIY0033
Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIW0032
Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIW0029
Manage pre and post flight actions
AVILIC0003
Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane
AVIO0017
Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
AVIH0014
Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
AVIF0035
Manage human factors in aviatio n operations
AVIH0010
Plan a flight under visual flight rules
AVIF0033
Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
AVIF0030
Manage safe flight operations
AVIF0027
Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
AVIF0029
Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIF0026
Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIE0006
Maintain aircraft radio communications
Elective Units | AVI50222 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)
AVIH0015
Plan a flight under night visual flight rules
AVIN0004
Supervise and manage safe flight operations as pilot in command
AVIN0003
Command an aircraft in multi-crew environment
AVIZ0002
Maintain and manage situational awareness as pilot in command
AVIY0017
Control aircraft in advanced flight manouvres
AVIY0073
Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
AVIF0023
Apply aircraft safety procedures
Core Units | AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
AVIY0081
Conduct a 2D global navigation satellite system non-precision instrument approach
AVIY0076
Perform visual circling approach
AVIY0075
Perform published instrument departure procedures
AVIY0074
Perform non-published instrument departure procedures
AVIY0073
Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
AVIY0050
Perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures
AVIY0044
Conduct a 2D instrument approach
AVIY0033
Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIW0032
Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIH0017
Navigate aircraft under instrument flight rules
AVIH0013
Plan a flight under instrument flight rules
AVIF0030
Manage safe flight operations
AVIF0029
Implement threat and error management strategies

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

Personal Information
When you enrol at SFC, the collection, storage, use and disclosure of any personal information you provide are protected by legislation. Please refer to SFC’s privacy policy.

Schedule of Tuition Fees

Select your preferred course intake

Next Intake

15 July

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VET STUDENT LOANS
Study Now.
Pay Later.

We are proud to be a VET Student Loans approved course provider (RTO 90866) for the Airline Pilot Package (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

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APPLICATION PROCESS

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 12 month Airline Pilot Package.

Stage 1. SFC Meet and Greet

Based at Bankstown Aerodrome

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 Airline Pilot Package and answer any questions you may have.

BOOK IN A MEET AND GREET 

Stage 2. Membership Application

Club Membership

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.

BECOME A MEMBER

Application Form

To commence the Application Process, complete the SFC Application Form. This will hold your position in the course.

APPLY NOW

Stage 3. Theory Assessment

Based at Bankstown Aerodrome

ARN

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.

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 to 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

Based at Bankstown Aerodrome

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.

Trial Flight
Time - Two Hours
Undergo your trial flight assessment with SFC.

Stage 6. Final Interview

Based at Bankstown Aerodrome

Screening 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.

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