Flight training FAQ

Frequently asked questions of the flight training program at RMIT.

Yes, but you will need to supply a logbook for review and undertake a competency assessment for evaluation.

Australian pilot licences may be converted in other countries. You must contact the aviation regulatory organisation in that country to confirm the requirements for your licence conversion.

In many cases wearing glasses won’t prevent you from becoming a pilot. However, the only way to be a 100% certain is to conduct a CASA Class 1 Medical Clearance which is a prerequisite to hold a Commercial Pilots Licence.

Point Cook is 25 kilometres south-west of central Melbourne or 30 minutes by car. You can travel by train on the Werribee line to Aircraft station (7kms from Point Cook) and catch a bus to the local shopping centre where an RMIT shuttle service transports students at the start and end of each day if required.

There is a regular bus service from Bendigo that stops at the entrance to the airport stop Bendigo Airport/Victa rd. Check out PTV for the details.

No, however there are accommodation facilities available close to both sites. RMIT Student Services can discuss your housing needs with you. Visit the accommodation page.

Major airlines typically require approximately 2,000 hours of total time for direct entry First Officers. Some charter companies might require as few as 200 – 300 hours.

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Applications are now open

Applications for the Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) are now open.
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