Through flight training, you’ll gain the skills to achieve CASA certification for a Commercial Pilot’s License, learn to fly in a single and multi-engine aircraft and access a range of airspace and maximise your navigational experience.
Becoming a professional pilot in the competitive field of aviation can lead to a satisfying and well-paid career. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) found that in the most likely scenario 980,733 pilots will be required globally in 2030, with 229,676 of these in the Asia Pacific region*.
RMIT holds an Air Operator’s Certificate, which means our students are highly employable with more than the minimum number of hours spent in the air when they graduate.
RMIT has trained more than 3,000 pilots from around the world and our graduates have gone onto work in the aviation industry, both in Australia and overseas.
Students studying the Associate Degree in Aviation (AD023BN) will be located at the Bendigo Airfield for four days of the school week and one day at the Melbourne City campus, and will need to consider travel or accommodation accordingly.
Bendigo Airfield is situated approximately six kilometres from central Bendigo. It is 160 kilometres by car from the RMIT Melbourne City campus, and is also accessible by public transport.
Expanding flight training into Bendigo means more opportunities for students wanting to become pilots. With more than 300 flyable days each year, the new facility houses:
Our Bendigo flight training program will give students an opportunity to pursue their dream of becoming a pilot without having to permanently move to Melbourne to gain in-demand aviation skills.
*Sourced from the Global And Regional 20 Year Forecasts: Pilots, Maintenance Personnel, Air Traffic (Doc 9956) 2010 report.
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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