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What will I learn?

Your career as a professional pilot

Start your career as a professional pilot or an instructor while you work towards flying in a commercial operation or airline.

What you will study

You'll gain the practical and theoretical skills you need to achieve CASA certification as a Commercial Pilot and start your career in the sky.

We now have a new option to study at our Point Cook Campus, as well as Bendigo.

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Would you like a career in aviation?

Learn more about the associate and bachelor degrees available at RMIT, what they will teach you, and how you can turn your studies into a career in the sky.

You will gain the aeronautical knowledge, practical skills and appropriate behaviours required to achieve CASA certification as a Commercial Pilot, and fly an aircraft safely and reliably.

The RMIT flight training course is designed to help you meet the commercial pilot licensing requirements of Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority, the pathway to gaining a commercial pilot licence. You’ll also develop the necessary and knowledge skills to apply for a recreational pilot licence (RPL), a private pilot licence (PPL) and required knowledge for an air transport pilot licence (ATPL).

RMIT Flight Training has successfully trained over 3,000 pilots since 1994. You will be well-situated for employment given the continuing shortage of pilots and flight instructors in Australia and in the Asia-Pacific region.

Career outlook

Roles you may find immediately after graduation may include charter and freight operation, air-work/agricultural operations, major and regional airlines, emergency services, flight training organisations, seasonal bushfire spotting and beach patrols

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As an RMIT Flight Training graduate, there are a variety of paths you can take. You may choose to undertake flight instructor training and work as an instructor while you complete further studies. This can be a rewarding way to build your hours, or become a long-term career.

With further experience (typically more than 200-300 flight hours), you may find work in multi-engine charter operations flying high-performance aircraft with regional airlines, or within high-performance general aviation activities, such as the Royal Flying Doctors Service or Border Protection Command services, and in the role of first officer in major airlines.

Major airlines typically require approximately 1,500 hours total time for direct entry first officers. With further experience and managerial qualifications, you'll be able to seek positions with major airlines as a:

chief pilot
fleet manager
flight operations manager or inspector.

Which department am I in?

STEM College

CRICOS

077041K

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$69,120.00 (US$ 51,346) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

Point Cook

RAAF Williams Base,

POINT COOK,

Victoria,

3030, MELTON, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$69,120.00 (US$ 51,346) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

RMIT Flight Training - Bendigo

35 Victa Road,

EAST BENDIGO,

Victoria,

3550, BENDIGO, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 50%.

For international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 50%

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no individual band below 5.5)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 60 (with minimum of 10 in Reading, 9 in Listening, 16 in Speaking and 19 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 50 (with no communication band less than 42)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 169 with no less than 162 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT is among the world’s top 1% of universities (QS University Rankings 2021) and enjoys 5 QS Stars across all categories.

  • Based in the heart of Melbourne city
  • Houses some of the world’s best facilities
  • Among the world’s top 250 universities
  • Specialises in industry-based and practical learning