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Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) AVI50519

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

Working with Mission Aviation Fellowship’s team of experienced instructors – you will gain your Instrument Rating with instructors who have extensive flying experience and aviation industry knowledge to provide the most relevant and up-to-date instruction.

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.

On-site accommodation available.

Open To:

Domestic & International Students

  • Single Engine – AUD $16,900*
  • Multi Engine – AUD $27,500*

VET Student Loan available for eligible students.

View the Schedule of Fees.


3 – 4 months


Mareeba (North Queensland)

Study mode:


Course start date:
  • 3 January 2022 – Applications Open
  • 20 June 2022 – Applications Open

*There may be additional fees not contained in your tuition fees.

Candidates must:
  • Complete pre-course assessment (interview)
  • Hold a current CASA Class 1 Medical and Aviation Security ID Card (ASIC)
  • Hold a current valid Australian Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL)
  • Provide all CASA CPL examination results

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

  • Complete enquiry form
  • Complete pre-course assessment with MAF
  • Upon successful assessment, 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 (international students subject to immigration approval)

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.

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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.