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Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Pilot in Command) – AVI60216

Category: Pilot theoryPilot trainingUpskilling Available For: DomesticInternational Students

Category: Pilot training Available For: Domestic International Students

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If you hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and hold (or have held) a Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) and wish to take the next step up in your career, then this course is for you!

The Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Pilot in Command) offers you the ability to study for Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) theory and apply this in operating a modern jet aircraft in a multi-crew environment. Working as a team of two, students will practice Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) in both Captain and First Officer roles.

The vital areas of risk management and aviation security are covered in depth. You will  will apply this learning practically while operating in both Pilot Flying and Pilot monitoring roles on simulated airline revenue flights in a sophisticated flight simulator.

This qualification covers all CASA pre-requisites required prior to the ATPL Flight Test including:

  • Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) theory subjects
  • Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC)

Other topics covered and considered relevant to Air Transport operations include:

  • Aviation Risk Management
  • Aviation Security

Upon successful completion of this course, you will graduate with:

  • Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Pilot in Command)
  • CASA-approved Multi-Crew Cooperation Certification


The theory training components are completed via online and distance learning. 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 15 hours per week. If a student fails to meet each study period requirements, they are unable to progress to the next study period.

The practical training component can only be completed after all theory components are successfully completed. Practical training is completed on site at our Brisbane Campus, which requires 7 days face to face training in the Multi-Crew Cooperation course (specific course dates apply for this component). This component requires the completion of pre-course study and full time attendance (up to 7 hours per day over 7 consecutive days).

An accelerated training option (duration 6 months) is available – this option is only suitable for those not currently working full time – as a minimum 30-35 hour per week study commitment is required. Please contact us to discuss this option as this is not our standard offering.

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Course Dates:

Start: 8 April 2019
End: 25 March 2020
Duration: 12 months - PART TIME Type: C
Where: Brisbane
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Start: 10 June 2019
End: 28 May 2020
Duration: 12 months - PART TIME Type: C
Where: Brisbane
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Course Types: P = Practical T = Theory C = Combined