Part 142 Commercial Pilot Licence Training School in Melbourne


This course comprises of the Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL), Private Pilot Licence (PPL) and Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) curriculum. CRICOS Course Code 092298D

The commercial pilot licence course will be completed at Tristar Aviation training base in Melbourne

The Diploma course will provide the student will the skills and knowledge to work as a Commercial Pilot in the Aviation Industry.


48 WEEKS (includes 4 weeks break)




Students must be over 18 years of age and at least 10 years of education. Student must also be able to pass the aviation security and background checks.  Students must be able to meet the minimum level 4 Aviation English requirement.

Hold a CASA Class One Aviation Medical Certificate (if not, we have in house DAME, refer to "AVIATION MEDICAL" page). Unless secondary school has been conducted in English, an IELTS overall score of 6.0 (either academic or general assessments).

Please note: the above cost is based on the CASA minimum hour requirement for a CPL however the amount of training time varies on the individual.  You will require a minimum of a class 1 medical for the Commercial Pilot Licence. The cost of the medical can vary depending on the medical examiner.

For your convenience, Tristar Aviation has a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) who conducts aviation medicals regularly on site at Tristar Aviation

*Prices are subject to change without notice. These prices are based on prices commencing June 2018 and does not constitute a quote


The theoretical knowledge required by a commercial pilot is significantly more complex than a private pilot. The Diploma adds additional theory requirements on top of the standard CASA syllabus to meet the Aviation Training Package requirements.


Emergency Services Pilot, Airline Pilot, Flight Instructor, Air Force Pilot, Licence Aeronautical Engineer, Helicopter Pilot, Airline Program Manager, Agricultural Pilot (Cropduster).

To gain the Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence-Aeroplane) a successful assessment outcome for the following 28 core units and 1 elective unit must be achieved: A total of 29 units of competency comprising: 28 core units listed below plus 1 general elective unit

Core units
AVIE4001 Maintain aircraft radio communications
AVIF0004 Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIF0005 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
AVIF0007 Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIF0008 Manage safe flight operations
AVIF0011 Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
AVIF0014 Manage human factors in aviation operations
AVIH0002 Plan a flight under visual flight rules
AVIH4001 Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
AVILIC0001 Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane
AVIO0002 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
AVIW4001 Manage pre- and post-flight actions
AVIW5018 Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIY0001 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIY0002 Operate in controlled airspace
AVIY0003 Operate in Class G airspace
AVIY0004 Operate at non-towered aerodromes
AVIY0005 Operate at a controlled aerodrome
AVIY0008 Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
AVIY0009 Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
AVIY0018 Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures
AVIY0019 Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situations
AVIY4001 Control aeroplane on the ground
AVIY4002 Take off aeroplane
AVIY4003 Control aeroplane in normal flight
AVIY4004 Land aeroplane
AVIY4007 Manage aircraft fuel
AVIZ4001 Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight
General elective unit
AVIF0001       Apply aircraft safety procedures

The course fee includes all theory, textbooks, uniforms and exam and flight test for the first attempt only, navigation equipment, maps etc and initial issue of Navigation and CASA documents. Should the student require additional training or have to re-sit any exam or flight test, the additional cost will be charged at current published rates.