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 109199H

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)



Course Information Sheet


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 2023 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
AVIE0006 Maintain aircraft radio communications
AVIF0026 Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIF0027 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
AVIF0029 Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIF0030 Manage safe flight operations
AVIF0033 Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
AVIF0035 Manage human factors in aviation operations
AVIH0010 Plan a flight under visual flight rules
AVIH0014 Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
AVILIC0003 Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane
AVIO0017 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
AVIW0029 Manage pre- and post-flight actions
AVIW0032 Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIY0033 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIY0034 Operate in controlled airspace
AVIY0035 Operate in Class G airspace
AVIY0036 Operate at non-towered aerodromes
AVIY0037 Operate at a controlled aerodrome
AVIY0040 Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
AVIY0041 Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
AVIY0083 Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures
AVIY0047 Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situations
AVIY0054 Control aeroplane on the ground
AVIY0055 Take off aeroplane
AVIY0056 Control aeroplane in normal flight
AVIY0057 Land aeroplane
AVIY0058 Manage aircraft fuel
AVIZ0006 Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight
General elective unit
AVIF0023 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.