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AVI50222 - Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)

This course is delivered by Flight Options Pilot Academy on behalf of Aviation Australia.

Working with Flight Options Pilot Academy’s team of experienced instructors, you will be provided with the most relevant and up to date instruction with access to their extensive knowledge and experience.

Flight Options aircraft fleet and training equipment include:

  • Cessna 172 and 182
  • Piper PA44 Seminole
  • Simulator

Flight Options Pilot Academy is a Part 141 CASA approved flight training facility at Sunshine Coast Airport. The standard course is aligned with the CASR Part 141 flight training requirements.

Open To:



AUD $85,000*

VET Student Loan available for eligible students.

View the Schedule of Fees.


11 – 12 months


Mudjimba (Sunshine Coast)

Study mode:


Course dates:

Currently not accepting enrolments

*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:
  • Complete pre-course assessment (interview)
  • Complete aptitude testing (charges apply)
  • Hold a current CASA Class 1 Medical and Aviation Security ID Card (ASIC)

VET Student Loan applicants must meet additional entry/eligibility requirements. 

  • Stage 1 – complete pre-course assessment with Flight Options Pilot Academy
  • If successful, offer to book Stage 2 will be emailed
  • Stage 2 – book Aptitude Testing (charges apply – completed at Brisbane Airport)
  • Upon successful Aptitude Testing, an offer to enrol will be provided
  • Submit online Enrolment Application with required documentation (including VET Student Loan eligibility documentation)
  • Receive Enrolment Confirmation / Statement of Covered Fees with further course information
  • Commence study

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 Flight Options Pilot Academy on the Sunshine Coast. 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 8am – 4.15pm* Monday – Friday.

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

Flight Options Pilot Academy

18 Friendship Ave
Sunshine Coast Airport
Mudjimba QLD

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There is paid parking available nearby, a parking pass can be arranged (additional fees).

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.