Diploma of Aviation – CPLH – AVI50319

Helitec delivers a Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter) (AVI50319) in partnership with TAFE Queensland. Students receive quality training under the expert guidance of Helitec’s experienced pilot trainers and will be awarded their qualification / statement of attainment from TAFE Queensland (RTO No 0275) upon completion of the course. 

The Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter) enables students to kick-start their career as a commercial pilot in the aviation industry. It is a full-time course, delivered five-days a week over a period of 26 weeks.

Training is undertaken at Helitec’s training base located at the Sunshine Coast Airport. The Sunshine Coast Airport provides valuable flying experience in controlled airspace, with many uncontrolled airports just a short distance away. The Sunshine Coast also offers an idyllic training location, with excellent surfing beaches, sunny warm weather and a wide variety of accommodation available. 

This qualification provides all the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge required for students to gain their Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Helicopter), in compliance with the relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards. The training addresses the competency standards in the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASRs) Part 61 Manual of Standards. 

The Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter) delivers 29 units of competency and 105 hours of aeronautical experience. 

Upon successful completion you will receive: 

  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) 
  • Low Level Rating 
  • AVI50319 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter) 

The program delivers the following units of competency:

  • AVIE0006 – Maintain Aircraft Radio Communications 
  • AVIF0026 – Implement Aviation Risk Management Process 
  • AVIF0027 – Implement Aviation Fatigue Risk Management Process 
  • AVIF0029 – Implement Threat & Error Management Strategies 
  • AVIF0030 – Manage Safe Flight Operations 
  • AVIF0033 – Manage Aircraft Passengers & Cargo 
  • AVIF0035 – Manage Human Factors in Aviation Operations 
  • AVIH0010 – Plan a Flight under Visual Flight Rules 
  • AVIH0014 – Navigate Aircraft under Visual Flight Rules 
  • AVILIC0004 – Licence to Operate a Commercial Helicopter 
  • AVIO0017 – Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with Aviation 
  • AVIW0029 – Manage Pre & Post Flight Actions 
  • AVIW0032 – Operate & Manage Aircraft Systems 
  • 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 
  • AVIY0048 – Taxi Helicopter 
  • AVIY0058 – Manage aircraft fuel 
  • AVIY0059 – Control Helicopter on the ground 
  • AVIY0060 – Control helicopter in hovering flight 
  • AVIY0061 – Take off Helicopter and approach to Hover 
  • AVIY0062 – Control helicopter in normal flight 
  • AVIY0063 – Execute advanced helicopter manoeuvres and procedures 
  • AVIY0064 – Manage abnormal and emergency helicopter flight situations 
  • AVIZ0006 – Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight 
  • AVIY0049 – Operate a Helicopter at Low-Level (Elective Unit) 

Hours of operation: 

The normal training days are Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) from 8am to 4pm; however, this may vary due to weather or other factors.

What’s included: 

The course cost includes theory training, 105 hours of flight training, flight briefing, textbooks, exam fees (first sitting), navigational equipment, local navigational charts and a flight test.

What helicopter will students be trained in? 

You will begin your training in the Robinson R22.

Mandatory requirements:

Students must meet the mandatory entry requirements for enrolment in the Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter). Prospective students are required to: 

· have an Aviation Reference Number (ARN)


·  produce evidence of a current Aviation Class 1 Medical


·  be in possession of, or in the process of applying for a current Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) for flight crew

·  be eligible to obtain English Language Proficiency to meet the minimum requirements set by CASA

·  be a minimum of 18 years of age prior to the completion of the course to enrol in the qualification

·  obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) before enrolling in the course. 

·  have a device suitable for accessing online exam-prep material (Laptop,iPad,etc.).

*It is beneficial to have completed Year 12 with passes in maths and English.

Payment options:

VET Student Loan:

VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan program that helps eligible VET students pay their tuition fees.

More information:

Visit TAFE’s website for more information and to enrol: 



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