Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Helicopter) - AVI50319

Flight Training Adelaide Pty Ltd

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 02649J

This qualification 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.This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification as a commercial pilot by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as directed by Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 61 Flight crew licensing. People seeking certification should check these requirements with CASA.Occupations include:Commercial helicopter pilotMilitary helicopter pilot.


  • Control helicopter in hovering flight
  • Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
  • Plan a flight under visual flight rules
  • Manage abnormal and emergency helicopter flight situations
  • Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
  • Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
  • Control helicopter on the ground
  • Operate at a controlled aerodrome
  • Licence to operate a commercial helicopter
  • Undertake aircraft underwater escape and survival
  • Conduct aerial application operations
  • Operate in controlled airspace
  • Maintain and manage situational awareness as pilot in command
  • Execute advanced helicopter manoeuvres and procedures
  • Supervise and manage safe flight operations as pilot in command
  • Provide basic emergency life support
  • Manage human factors in aviation operations
  • Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
  • Command an aircraft in a multi-crew environment
  • Operate in Class G airspace
  • Apply aircraft safety procedures
  • Operate and manage aircraft systems
  • Manage safe flight operations
  • Implement threat and error management strategies
  • Control helicopter in normal flight
  • Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight
  • Navigate aircraft under night visual flight rules
  • Taxi helicopter
  • Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
  • Manage aircraft fuel
  • Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
  • Operate at non-towered aerodromes
  • Implement aviation risk management processes
  • Operate helicopter at low level
  • Pilot a helicopter during hoisting operations
  • Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
  • Conduct night vision imaging system operations
  • Pilot a helicopter during rappelling operations
  • Take off helicopter and approach to hover
  • Maintain aircraft radio communications
  • Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
  • Pilot a helicopter during external load operations
  • Plan a flight under night visual flight rules
  • Manage pre- and post-flight actions

Standard entry requirements

Commercial or military pilot entrants to this qualification should check requirements with CASA or Defence Aviation for specific pilot entry standards.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parafield Yes

Fee comments

Campuses: Parafield.

Fee does not include ground theory training. This is completed by the student as self study.

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