Learn to fly at RMIT

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About

Our Point Cook and Bendigo sites provide easy access to airspace, terrain and urban development to maximise navigational experiences. When you learn at RMIT, the sky's the limit.

Bendigo training

Bendigo flight training is our newest training site and is now ready for Semester 1, 2021 intakes. Students will take to the skies in newly acquired Cessna 172s, and have access to the RMIT aircraft fleet in Point Cook.

Point Cook training

Point Cook Airfield is a modern, purpose-built pilot training complex at the former home of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No 1 Flying Training School. With 4500 feet of airspace, the airfield allows unrestricted training manoeuvres.

Professional pilot careers

As a flight training graduate, there are a variety of paths you can take – from working in emergency services to high-performance activities such as the Royal Flying Doctors Service or in the role of first officer in major airlines.

Flight training

Become a professional pilot

Gain the skills to achieve CASA certification for a Commercial Pilot's Licence and learn to fly in single- and multi-engine aircrafts.

Qantas Future Pilot Program

This partnership program offers an exciting career path to aspiring pilots, providing selected students with access to experienced pilots during their degree with an intensive 12-week airline transition course and employment with QantasLink as first officers flying the airline's Dash 8 200/300 or Q400 fleet.

A flying start to your career

RMIT Flight Training has been training pilots since 1994 and has successfully trained over 1000 pilots.

  • We hold an Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Air Operators Certificate.
  • Our facilities, program, and team of instructors are internationally recognised.
  • We conduct training tailored to meet the requirements of several international airlines.

Our training fleet

The flight training is conducted in single engine aircraft (C172S Cessna Skyhawk and C182T Cessna Skylane) and aerobatic aircraft (8KCAB Super Decathlon).

After the Commercial Pilot’s Licence, the optional instrument rating is completed in the Frasca 242 flight simulator and the twin-engine PA44-180 Piper Seminole.

What's next for Kerry Phillips – Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots)

My favourite flight was actually my second solo, when I got to do a few laps.

Captain Shubh Saxena - Flight Training

Captain Shubh Saxena talks about his journey from studying at RMIT to flying the Bombardier Q400 with QantasLink.

Flight training FAQs

Frequently asked questions of the flight training program at RMIT.
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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.