Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) - AVI50519

Airways Aviation

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00296A

This qualification reflects the roles of flight crew personnel operating 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 while operating aeroplanes or helicopters under the instrument flight rules (IFR).Individuals working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts within broad but established parameters.This qualification forms some of the requirements for an instrument rating certification 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 Aeroplane PilotCommercial Helicopter PilotMilitary Aeroplane PilotMilitary Helicopter Pilot


  • Conduct a 2D global navigation satellite system non-precision instrument approach
  • Operate a multi-engine helicopter
  • Operate a multi-engine aeroplane
  • Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
  • Conduct a 2D distance measuring equipment global navigation satellite system instrument approach
  • Conduct a 2D very high frequency omni-directional radio range instrument approach
  • Perform published instrument departure procedures
  • Conduct a 3D instrument approach
  • Operate and manage aircraft systems
  • Perform visual circling approach
  • Manage safe flight operations
  • Implement threat and error management strategies
  • Conduct a 2D non-directional beacon instrument approach
  • Navigate aircraft under instrument flight rules
  • Navigate aircraft under night visual flight rules
  • Conduct a 3D instrument landing system instrument approach
  • Perform non-published instrument departure procedures
  • Plan a flight under instrument flight rules
  • Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
  • Conduct a 2D instrument approach
  • Perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures
  • Plan a flight under night visual flight rules

Standard entry requirements

Commercial or military pilot entrants to this qualification should check requirements with CASA or Defence Aviation for certification and/or flight hour requirements.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Caloundra International: $20,000 No
Gold Coast International: $20,000 No
  • Full-time : 20 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Caloundra.

Fees starting from $20,000 depending on the prior flight training experience of a student.

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