What will I learn?

Aviation Australia’s Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) is designed to provide you with all technical and non-technical skills you will need to achieve your Commercial Pilots Licence with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

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

The training focuses on theoretical components such as radio communications, risk management strategies and procedures, flight planning, aviation law – along with practical experience with briefing and flight training, which includes aeroplane take-off, landing, fuel management, situational awareness and abnormal flight situations.

This course can be paired with the Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating).

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

The course duration is approximately 50 weeks (with a minimum 20 hour per week face to face study commitment).

There are theory/self-study training components contained in this course. Students require access to a computer with a reliable internet connection. Students must be dedicated and committed to achieving the qualification by completing self-study for a minimum of 5 hours per week (in addition to face to face training). If a student fails to meet each study period requirements, they may be unable to progress to the next study period.



Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (Approximately 50 weeks (with a minimum 20 hour per week))

Tuition fees
AUD $72,900 for the entire course
Start date

27 January 2021


Mareeba Airport

Vicary Road,



4880, CAIRNS, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Candidates must complete a Technical and Non-Technical Assessment along with a valid Medical Assessment, prior to Enrolment.

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