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Commercial Pilot Licence Fees

AVI40108 Certificate IV in Aviation Commercial Pilots’ Aeroplane Licence

CRICOS Course Code: 080122E
Duration: 49 weeks (Teaching Weeks) 3 weeks (Holiday Weeks)
Course Structure:
Phase 1: General Flying Progress Test (GFPT) 14 weeks
Phase 2: Private Pilot Licence (PPL) 8 weeks
Phase 3: Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) 30 weeks
Total Cost: $AUD 71,500 (Direct enrolment)
In addition students will need to purchase textbooks, maps, charts, headset, torch etc estimated cost of $1700.

Fee Payment: Fees are to be paid in four equal amounts. Please refer to the International Student Information Book for full details on fee payments.

Tuition fees include:

  • Group and individual pre and post flight briefs
  • Aircraft hire
  • 87 dual flying hours
  • 70 solo flying hours
  • 7 hours in simulator
  • All theory courses – Basic Aeronautical Knowledge, Private Pilot Licence, 7 Commercial Pilot
  • Air Services landing charges
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority test fees
  • Approved Testing Officer flight test fees
  • CASA licence fees
  • Administration fee

Students must provide:

  • A Pilot Uniform consisting of
  • 2 pairs navy trousers
  • 3 white pilot shirts
  • 1pr black closed shoes
  • Text books
  • Navigation aids
  • Charts and maps
  • Class 1 Medical
  • Student Pilot Licence
  • Aviation Security Identification Card


  • Total costs are based on our current syllabus. Flight training is competency based so some students may take longer to achieve competency.
  • Rates and fees are current at time of publishing, but are subject to change.
  • Second and subsequent attempts remedial flight training, CASA exams or flight tests requires an additional fee at the same rate based on the lesson/test that needs to be repeated. 
  • Recognition of prior learning will affect the costs