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.
The RMIT flight training program is designed to provide flexibility in fulfilling your chosen career and meet the commercial pilot licensing requirements of Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
As well as the Commercial Pilots Licence, you’ll also develop the necessary skills to apply for the Recreational Pilots Licence (RPL), the Air Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL) and the Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL).
RMIT Flight Training has been training pilots since 1994 and has successfully trained over 1000 pilots.
Graduates will be well-situated for employment given the continuing shortage of pilots in Australia.
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.
The non-flying related courses are delivered at the City campus, which will enable you to access RMIT Student Services and other facilities.
How you will learn
The flight training is conducted in single-engine aircraft (C172S Cessna Skyhawk and C182T Cessna Skylane) and aerobatic aircraft (8KCAB Super Decathlon).
Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and laboratory 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, the optional instrument rating is completed in the Frasca 242 flight simulator and the twin-engine PA44-180 Piper Seminole.
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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.