Study to become a pilot
Becoming a professional pilot in the competitive field of aviation can lead to a satisfying and well-paid career.
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.
Where we train
Practical flight training is conducted at Point Cook Airfield, 25 kilometres south-west of central Melbourne. Flight training facilities consist of a modern, purpose-built, pilot training complex at the former home of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No 1 Flying Training School.
The 4500 feet of airspace over the airfield allows unrestricted training manoeuvres. As the only operator at Point Cook, this minimises circuit congestion and delays, and enables more take-offs and landings per hour than many other airfields, improving training efficiency.
Watch Jess's story
Jess Dettmer talks about what it's like to study at RMIT. Her dream job is to work for the Royal Flying Doctors.
"When you have the responsibility of passengers, the knowledge and experience required to fly the aircraft safely and professionally is crucial. RMIT upholds the highest standards in every aspect to adequately prepare you for a future in the aviation industry.
"I enjoyed training at the Point Cook campus - it’s a close knit community. I’ve made lifelong friends, and the professionalism and dedication of the instructors is a testament to the nurturing and resourceful learning environment at RMIT.
- David Dalzotto, Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots)