AVI50222 - Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) - CRICOS Code: 109201H

This course is delivered by Mission Aviation Fellowship on behalf of Aviation Australia.

Mission Aviation Fellowship’s (MAF) team of experienced instructors have extensive flying experience and aviation industry knowledge, to provide pilot training with a focus on remote area experience.

Mareeba’s ideal location offers proximity to controlled airspace, mountainous terrain and a true remote area experience, not to mention 300 sunny days per year.

MAF’s aircraft fleet and training equipment include:

  • Cessna 172’s and Cessna 182 G1000
  • Vulcanair P68R
  • Gipps Aero GA8
  • Redbird MCX Motion Flight Simulator

Mission Aviation Fellowship is a Part 141 and Part 142 CASA approved flight training facility at Mareeba Airport.

Open To:

International Students


AUD $103,300*


70 weeks


Mareeba (North Queensland)

Study mode:




Course start dates:

Monday 5 August 2024

*Payment plans are available. There may be additional fees not contained in your tuition fees. Please note the prices listed on the website are subject to change.
Aviation Australia reserves the right to revise the course prices at any time. In the event of such changes, the client will be notified at the time of registration and confirmed prior to course enrolment.

Candidates must:
  • Before you start – Additional assessment requirements:
    Some countries may require additional assessment requirements, such as a higher IELTS or equivalent level and/or student interview. You will be advised upon application if further details are required. Aviation Australia does not recommend sitting an IELTS before having received an offer.
  • Academic Suitability:
    Evidence of completion of Year 12 or equivalent. Where an applicant does not meet these requirements, Aviation Australia may consider sufficient relevant work experience (documented via a resume and referees) and/or a successfully completed higher level qualification that demonstrates academic suitability. Aviation Australia uses these equivalent international education achievement levels.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Assessment:
    You must address in writing all the questions in the GTE section of the application form that can be found here. You can find additional guidelines to structure your responses here.
  • Current Valid Passport:
    The applicant’s passport must be current and valid for at least 6 months from the course commencement date.


  • Documentation Requirements:
    • All documentation supplied must be certified and translated (in full) to English. Please refer to the front page of the application form for more details.
    • If you need support in submitting your application, you can contact one of Aviation Australia’s registered agents here.
    • Applications submitted with uncertified documents will not be processed.

Please find below the screening and enrolment procedure for your perusal:

  1. You can apply online by using the International Enrolment Form (snapforms.com.au) and Aviation Australia will then assess your profile.
  2. If successful, you will be issued a Letter of Offer conditional on completion of the aptitude test with MAF.
  3. You will then be able to proceed with the deposit payment for the course and you will get issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment that you can use to apply for your student visa.

Please note: this course also requires you to successfully apply and obtain the items listed below before you commence your practical training.

  • Aviation Reference Number. You can apply here.
  • Casa Class 1 Medical Certificate. You can find a list of onshore and overseas medical services here.
  • Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC). You can find more information here.

You can also access the CASA pilot guide here for your perusal.

Study Modes


Self study for a minimum of 5 hours per week is required with access to a computer and reliable internet connection. Each study period needs to be completed before progressing to the next study period.

This is an intensive course; students are expected to complete additional revision on a regular (daily) basis. For minimal disruption, it is recommended that students do not undertake any employment whilst studying this program.

Face to Face

Face to face training is located at Mission Aviation Fellowship – Mareeba Airport. Flight lessons/briefings may be conducted at various aerodromes that may require travel. A minimum of 20 hours per week face to face training is required.

Training hours are between 7.50am – 4.30pm* Monday – Friday.

*Times may vary based on available flying and briefing hours.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you hold a CASA Recreational Pilot Licence, CASA Private Pilot Licence and/or a foreign pilot licence you may be able to have your previous studies, qualifications and experience assessed for certification against this course.

Enquire now

Mission Aviation Fellowship Flight Training Centre

37 Vicary Rd
Mareeba QLD 4880

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There is limited parking available at the facility.

The facility has a range of student study areas with equipment to assist students with course study.

There are basic kitchen facilities for students to access.