Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots)Program details
Gain the practical and theoretical skills you need to achieve CASA certification as a Commercial Pilot and start your career in the sky.
You will gain sufficient aeronautical knowledge, practical skills and appropriate behaviours to fly an aircraft safely and reliably to achieve CASA certification as a Commercial Pilot.
In fulfilling your chosen career, the RMIT flight training program is designed to provide a high-quality learning environment to meet the commercial pilot licensing requirements of Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
The pathway to gaining a Commercial Pilots Licence, you’ll also develop the necessary skills to apply for the Recreational Pilots Licence (RPL), the Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) and required knowledge for the Air Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL).
RMIT Flight Training has been training pilots since 1994 and has successfully trained over 3,000 pilots.
Graduates will be well-situated for employment given the continuing shortage of pilots and flight instructors in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region.
How you will learn
Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and interactive sessions.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, and practical assignments.
After the Commercial Pilot’s Licence, you have the option to undertake Instrument or Instructor rating training.
You will have access to a twin-engine PA44-Piper Seminole and Flight Training Devices including the Frasca 242 flight simulator and FM210 - Touch Trainer.
Training and facilities
RMIT University's Point Cook campus provides easy access to airspace, terrain and urban development, maximising your navigational experiences.
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 4,500 feet of airspace over the airfield allows unrestricted training manoeuvres, minimising congestion and delays, and enabling more take-offs and landings per hour than many other airfields.
The Point Cook Airfield training environment is ideally situated with access to all types of airspace nearby and variable weather conditions. This enables you to develop the confidence and capability to handle command under a variety of operational conditions.
Students will attend the City campus one day per week for a select number of non-flying related courses. This will enable you to access RMIT Student Services and other facilities.
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Captain Shubh Saxena - Flight Training
Captain Shubh Saxena talks about his journey from studying at RMIT to flying the Bombardier Q400 with QantasLink.