Diploma of Aviation - Commercial Pilot Licence - Helicopter

Airways Aviation

This qualification is part of the Aviation Training Package. It reflects the roles of flight crew personnel performing normal and emergency commercial pilot duties in support of commercial or Defence aviation flight operations. Flight crew duties include applying technical and non-technical aviation skills and knowledge to a wide range of air transport operations, including passenger, charter and cargo operations. Individuals working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad but established parameters. Use for Defence Aviation is to be in accordance with relevant Defence Orders, Instructions, Publications and Regulations.

Course Fee:

Australian: $66,837
International: $66,837

Entry Requirements:

Meet requirements with CASA or Defence Aviation for specific pilot entry standards


30 units: 29 core; 1 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Taxi helicopter; Take off helicopter and approach to hover; Manage aircraft fuel; Execute advanced helicopter manoeuvres and procedures; Operate in controlled airspace; Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments; Manage pre- and post-flight actions; Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules; Licence to operate a commercial helicopter; Operate in Class G airspace; Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations; Operate at non-towered aerodromes; plus more and electives.

Further information:

Additional requirements must be fulfilled in line with the current Civil Aviation Safety Regulations before a licence will be issued. People seeking certification should check these requirements with CASA.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00296A

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Caloundra No info Yes Full time 1 year
Caloundra No info Yes Part time
Gold Coast No info No Full time 0.5 year
Gold Coast No info No Part time
Established in 1978, Airways Aviation is a Registered Training Organisation located at the Gold Coast and Caloundra Airports. It is one of the largest combined flying schools in Australia offering students both Helicopter and Fixed Wing flight training for domestic and international students. Additionally the Hendra, Brisbane centre houses a B737-800 FTD-1 EASA and CASA certified flight simulator. Airways Aviation is approved to issue successful students with AQF Diploma qualifications for Commercial Pilot Courses, along with a wide variety of non-accredited ratings and aircraft endorsements.

Provider CRICOS: 00296A

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