Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Helicopter)

Gain the skills and knowledge to become a commercial helicopter pilot. Learn how to perform normal and emergency commercial pilot duties to work in 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.

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.

The Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter) requires a significant commitment from learners to enrol into this qualification in terms of the cost and also in the time and dedication required to complete the course.

VET Student Loans (VSL)
Industry: Aerospace, Maritime and Logistics
National course code: AVI50319 | WA State ID: BET5

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Reach new heights as a commercial helicopter pilot

Take your career to the skies with the skills and knowledge to become a commercial helicopter pilot. Learn to fly light piston helicopters including knowing how to perform in normal and emergency conditions.

Our commercial pilot’s course enables you to reach toward certification as a commercial pilot through Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)’s Part 61 Flight crew licensing regulations. We offer training full time that blends your theory study at campus with flying time located at Jandakot airport.

Outside of class time, you will complete 600 additional hours flying in a range of conditions and times of day to prepare you well for a diverse aviation career and increasing your employability. Our lecturers work with you to help you traverse a wide range of air transport operations, including passenger, charter and cargo operations; and how to use your autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility for an extensive range of scenarios that you might face in the skies.

Gain these skills:

  • implement aviation risk management processes
  • implement threat and error management strategies
  • maintain aircraft radio communications
  • manage safe flight operations
  • manage aircraft passengers and cargo
  • manage human factors in aviation operations
  • plan a flight under visual flight rules
  • licence to operate a commercial helicopter
  • manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
  • manage pre- and post-flight actions
  • operate in controlled airspace

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