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International Student

Programme Guide

Effective January 2015


CRICOS Code: 02416D
Course CRICOS Codes: 080122E (Certificate IV in Aviation) / 065685F (Diploma of Aviation)

Airline Academy of Australia Pty Ltd

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CONTENTS

2.

A C A D E M Y P R O F I L E ...............................................................................................................................................................3
2.1
2.2
2.3

3.

Capability ...................................................................................................................................................................................................3
Location .......................................................................................................................................................................................................3
Facilities ......................................................................................................................................................................................................3
O U R A I R C R A F T F L E E T ........................................................................................................................................................4

3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
4.

Aircraft Single Engine (RA-Aus) ...................................................................................................................................................4


Aircraft Single Engine (VH).............................................................................................................................................................4
Aircraft Twin-Engine .........................................................................................................................................................................4
Professional Simulators .......................................................................................................................................................................4
O U R P R O G R A M M E S ...............................................................................................................................................................5

4.1
4.2
4.3
4.1
4.2
5.

RA-Aus Recreational Pilot Certificate ..........................................................................................................................................5


Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)......................................................................................................................................................6
Private Pilot Licence (PPL) .................................................................................................................................................................7
Commercial Pilot Licence (Certificate IV in Aviation) ...........................................................................................................8
MECIR - Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating (Diploma of Aviation)...........................................................10
A D D I T I O N A L I N F O R M A T I O N .................................................................................................................................11

5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
6.

Pricing Methodology..........................................................................................................................................................................11
Visas ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................11
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).................................................................................................................................11
Recognition for Prior Learning ......................................................................................................................................................11
Studying Part Time..............................................................................................................................................................................11
Syllabus.....................................................................................................................................................................................................11
E N Q U I R I E S & E N R O L M E N T S ...................................................................................................................................12

6.1
6.2
6.3

Entry Requirements ...........................................................................................................................................................................12


How To Enrol .........................................................................................................................................................................................12
Contact the Academy International Office .............................................................................................................................12

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Airline Academy of Australia Pty Ltd

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ACADEMY PROFILE

2.1

Capability

The Airline Academy of Australia is owned and operated by the Royal Queensland Aero Club Limited, the oldest flying school
in Australia. With over 100 years of proud history, the Academy plays a significant role in the Australian aviation industry and
is renowned for excellence in safe, comprehensive aviation training. The Academy is Australias largest member-owned
integrated aviation training organisation and is one of only 7 flight training providers appointed globally to deliver ab-initio
training through the Jeppesen Flight Training Network, which is part of the Boeing Pilot Development Programme.
The Academy is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offering pilot, aircraft maintenance engineer and flight attendants
courses to Australian and international students under CRICOS registration number 02416D.
Principal flight training courses include:

Recreational Pilot Certificate (RA-AUS)


Recreational Pilot Licence (CASA)
Private Pilot Licence (CASA)
Commercial Pilot Licence (CASA)
Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating (CASA)
Specialist ratings & endorsements as well as Airline Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL) practical and Airline Bridge &
advanced programmes.

The Academy is also proud to deliver the Graduate Diploma of Flight Management programme for local universities and has been
appointed as exclusive aviation training provider for Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport Australias newest airport.
The Academy is renowned for training programmes compliant with the licencing requirements of Australian and
international aviation regulatory authorities. The Academy's specialist aviation professionals can provide advice and
recommend training courses that suit the specific aviation career aspirations of international students and meet the needs of
airline clients. Authority is held by senior Academy flight instructors to deliver training as required under CASA Regulations
(CASR Part 61.T).
2.2

Location

The Academy's training base at Archerfield Airport, 25 minutes from central Brisbane city, provides one of the safest and
most ideal flight training environments in the world. The Airport has a manned control tower, year round good weather and
no large aircraft. It also provides direct access to ideal training grounds over a range of terrain and beautiful locations such as
the famous Gold Coast region.
The Academys second campus is located in Toowoomba at Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (WTB) - a large, modern airport
that services Queenslands south western mining industry and Australias second largest agricultural basin. This dynamic
region offers a wealth of opportunities for commercial pilots and as the campus is located on the western side of the Great
Diving Range, students enjoy some of the most advantageous weather conditions in the country.
2.3

Facilities

The Academy campus buildings enter directly onto the Archerfield and Wellcamp airport grounds where students have
access to our extensive fleet of single and multi-engine aircraft. Within the campuses, students enjoy multiple lecture and
training rooms, an operational aircraft maintenance hangar, on-site training aids, an iPad lounge, several professional
simulators, a boutique espresso bar, kitchen facilities, bar and lounge facilities and at Archerfield, a pilot supply shop, and a
memorabilia centre which showcases the history of the Royal Queensland Aero Clubs 100 years in the industry. The local
multi-cultural community at each campus provides a complete range of support services including a number of
accommodation options.

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OUR AIRCRAFT FLEET

The Academy operates an extensive fleet of training aircraft (both analogue and glass cockpit) and several professional flight
simulators. A variety of aircraft type options are available for students within the single and twin engine aircraft fleets. This
provides students with flexibility as well as options regarding specialist aircraft for specific endorsements and ratings.
The Academy utilises the Cessna 172 SP (C172SP) model aircraft, a four seat single engine aircraft powered by a Lycoming
IO-360-L2A fuel; injected 4 cylinder 160hp engine with a fixed pitch propeller. It is fitted with a Garmin 1000 (G1000) glass
cockpit and has fixed undercarriage. Glass cockpit experience is encouraged for those wishing to progress to CPL or above.
The Academy has an extensive fleet and as such, a range of other aircraft types and variants can be utilised by students for
their integrated CPL programme. Following is a sample of some of our aircraft and simulators regularly used by students.
3.1

Aircraft Single Engine (RA-Aus)

3.2

Sling 2 (RA-Aus Registered)


FK Polaris (RA-Aus Registered)
Aircraft Single Engine (VH)

3.3

Single Engine - Cessna 172 R / S / SP


Cessna 172RG (retractable undercarriage)
Citabria (Aerobatic)
Aircraft Twin-Engine

3.4

Cessna 310 (retractable undercarriage)


Tecnam P2006T (retractable undercarriage)
Professional Simulators

Redbird FMX 1000 configurable full motion simulators


Boeing 737-800 fixed base, CASA approved, synthetic training device

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OUR PROGRAMMES

RA-AUS RECREATIONAL FLYING PROGRAMME


4.1

RA-Aus Recreational Pilot Certificate


Term (Full Time):

6 weeks

Visa:

No student visa. Any other visa that permits study is acceptable.

Estimated Fee:

AU$15,000

Fee Schedule:

Deposit plus two instalments of $5,000 (approx.) as required

Deposit Required:

AU$5,000

Prerequisites:

Nil

The Academy RA-Aus Recreational Pilot Certificate programme is a complete certificate programme leading specifically to a
certification under RA-Aus for recreational flying only. Candidates who are considering future training towards a formal pilot
licence can apply for credit towards the flight hours requirements in non-integrated programmes but should seek further
advice prior to undertaking this programme. This certificate is registered under RA-Aus, not CASA.
RA-Aus is a training and operational structure which is administered by Recreational Aviation Australia Inc. It provides lower
cost and easier access to quality aircraft operations and flight training solutions for the recreational aviator. Further
information about RA-Aus is available at www.raa.asn.au.
This programme is delivered by the prestigious Royal Queensland Aero Club part of the organisation and includes
membership. Flight training is usually conducted in a modern Sling 2 two seater single engine RA-Aus aircraft.
RPC Programme Training Inclusions (28hrs briefing time / 24.3hrs flight time)

Effects of controls
Straight & level
Climbing & descending
Medium level turning
Slow flight & stalling
Circuits - normal & go-around
Circuits - normal , RTO, EFATO, Flapless
Circuits - flapless, glide
Circuits - first solo check
Circuits - first solo
Circuits consolidation

Circuits - solo - normal, flapless


Circuits crosswind
Circuits - solo crosswind
Incipient spin, forced landings, slideslip
Forced landings, SFTOL
Steep turns, SFTOL
Area solo check
First area solo
Precautionary search and landing
Second area solo
Flight test - pilot certificate

RPC Cross Country Navigation Training Inclusions (15hrs briefing time / 17.8hrs flight time)

4.1.1

Basic VFR Navigation


Diversions and lost procedures
First solo navigation check

First solo navigation


Advanced navigation technique
Flight test - cross country endorsement

Inclusions and Exclusions

The indicative price provided includes the following:

Aircraft (RA-Aus) / instructor hire


Fuel and other direct operational costs
Archerfield landing fee and terminal navigation
charge
Training facilities, operational support and
oversight
A membership* at the Royal Queensland Aero
Club
International student registration fees
Aircraft insurance and maintenance support
First attempt at all included tests and exams

*RQAC membership allows students to access lower aircraft hire rates


(10% saving) and allow use of member-only club facilities. If the student is
an existing member of the RQAC, the programme cost will be lower as
additional membership fees will not be applicable. Higher rates may also
be applicable if the student's membership application is not approved or
they do not complete a membership application form.

The following items are NOT included:

Ground school, text books, charts, equipment


Headset
Accommodation, transportation
Fuel and additional air navigation or landing
fees above those included in the programme if
applicable
Electronic devices such as iPads & software that
the student may require or utilise.
Additional flights and briefings above those
included in the programme
Repeat tests and exams
ATO and other regulatory costs
Licence and other external costs to meet the
pre-requisite requirement of the programme

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CASA LICENCE & ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES


4.2

Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)


Term (Full Time):

8 weeks

Estimated Fee:

AU$12,000

Fee Schedule:

Visa:

No student visa. Any other visa that permits study is acceptable.


Deposit plus two instalments of $4,000 (approx.) as required

Deposit Required:

AU$4,000

Prerequisites:

Nil

The Academys Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) programme provides training from beginner level. The RPL entitles pilots to
fly aircraft for which they hold a rating for private purposes and carry non-fare paying passengers. The Academys RPL
programme is the first stage of a formal pilot licence and is therefore included within out PPL, CPL and MECIR programmes
but can be taken on its own. The RPL allows recreation flight within designated training areas only as it does not include the
navigation training phase. The navigation phase is included in the full PPL course but can be requested as an optional extra
for the RPL course at additional cost. Please enquire for further details.
RPL Programme Training Inclusions (30hrs flight & sim time / 27hrs briefing time)

4.2.1

General Flying
General Flying consolidation / Intro Circuits
Circuit Training
Circuit Consolidation & First Solo
Solo Circuit Consolidation
Dual Circuit CHECK
Solo Circuit Consolidation
Dual Circuit CHECK
Solo Circuit Consolidation

Turns, Compass & Steep, SFTOL


Practice Forced Landings Without power
Area solo CHECK
Area solo consolidation
Precautionary search and landing
Area solo consolidation
Pre-Test RPL
Flight Test RPL

Inclusions and Exclusions

The indicative price provided includes the following:

Aircraft (RA-Aus) / instructor hire


Fuel and other direct operational costs
Archerfield landing fee and terminal navigation
charge
Training facilities, operational support and
oversight
A membership* at the Royal Queensland Aero
Club
International student registration fees
Aircraft insurance and maintenance support
First attempt at all included tests and exams

*RQAC membership allows students to access lower aircraft hire rates


(10% saving) and allow use of member-only club facilities. If the student is
an existing member of the RQAC, the programme cost will be lower as
additional membership fees will not be applicable. Higher rates may also
be applicable if the student's membership application is not approved or
they do not complete a membership application form.

The following items are NOT included:

Ground school, text books, charts, equipment


Headset
Accommodation, transportation
Fuel and additional air navigation or landing
fees above those included in the programme if
applicable
Electronic devices such as iPads & software that
the student may require or utilise.
Additional flights and briefings above those
included in the programme
Repeat tests and exams
ATO and other regulatory costs associated with
testing
Licence and other external costs to meet the
pre-requisite requirement of the programme

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Private Pilot Licence (PPL)


Term (Full Time):

13 weeks

Estimated Fee:

AU$30,000

Fee Schedule:

Visa:

No student visa. Any other visa that permits study is acceptable.


Deposit plus four instalments of $6,000 (approx.) as required

Deposit Required:

AU$6,000

Prerequisites:

Nil

The Academys Private Pilot Licence (PPL) programme provides training from beginner level. A PPL entitles pilots to fly
aircraft for which they hold a rating for private purposes and carry non-fare paying passengers. Flight training is conducted in
Cessna 172 R CASA registered aircraft, however, the Academy has a range of aircraft in the fleet to suit individual
preferences and requirements.
PPL Programme Training Inclusions (75hrs flight & sim time / 55hrs briefing time)
PPL Practical inclusions:

4.3.1

General Flying / consolidation / Intro Circuits


Circuit Training / Consolidation & First Solo
Solo Circuit Consolidation
Dual Circuit CHECK
Solo Circuit Consolidation
Dual Circuit CHECK
Solo Circuit Consolidation
Turns, Compass & Steep, SFTOL
Practice Forced Landings Without power
Area solo CHECK
Area solo consolidation
Precautionary search and landing
Area solo consolidation
Pre-Test RPL
Flight Test RPL
Effects of Controls & Straight & Level
Climbing & Descending and turning
Basic Handling
Consolidation and Intro to Circuits
Circuits
Forced Landings
Precautional Search and Landings
Advanced Handling 1
First Area Solo

G1000 Trainer
Intro to VFR Navigation (OCTA)
Intro to VFR Navigation (CTA)
Nav 1 - Intro to VFR navigation (OCTA)
Nav 2 - Basic VFR navigation
Solo - Circuit Consolidation
Basic Instrument Flying
Basic Instrument Flying - Unusual Attitudes
Ground Based Aid Orientation and tracking
GNSS Orientation and tracking
Instrument Orientation and tracking
Unusual Attitudes - VMC/IMC
Solo - Area Consolidation
Navigation - CTA Class C/Diversions/Navaids
Navigation - CTA Class D/Lost Procedures
Navigation - Solo Navigation Check
Navigation - Solo Navigation (OCTA)
Navigation - Solo Navigation (CTA) Check
Navigation - Solo Navigation (CTA)
Navigation - Consolidation (as required)
Navigation - Pre Test - PPL
PPL Flight Test

PPL Theory inclusions:

Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK)


PPL Theory

Inclusions and Exclusions

The indicative price provided include the following:

Aircraft (RA-Aus) / instructor hire


Fuel and other direct operational costs
Archerfield landing fee and terminal navigation
charge
Training facilities, operational support and
oversight
*Royal Queensland Aero Club Membership
International student registration fees
Aircraft insurance and maintenance support
First attempt at all included tests and exams

*RQAC membership allows students to access lower aircraft hire


rates (10% saving) and allow use of member-only club facilities. If
the student is an existing member of the RQAC, the programme
cost will be lower as additional membership fees will not be
applicable. Higher rates may also be applicable if the student's
membership application is not approved or they do not complete a
membership application form.

The following items are NOT included:

Ground school, text books, charts, equipment


Headset
Accommodation, transportation
Fuel and additional air navigation or landing
fees above those included in the programme if
applicable
Electronic devices such as iPads & software that
the student may require or utilise.
Additional flights and briefings above those
included in the programme
Repeat tests and exams
ATO and other regulatory costs associated with
testing
Licence and other external costs to meet the
pre-requisite requirement of the programme

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Commercial Pilot Licence (Certificate IV in Aviation AVI40108/080122E)


Term (Full Time):

52 weeks

Estimated Fee:

AU$71,500

Fee Schedule:

Visa:

Student visa. Any other visa that permits study is also acceptable.
Deposit plus five instalments of $11,500 (approx.) as required

Deposit Required:

AU$14,000

Prerequisites:

Nil

The Academy Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) programme provides training from beginner level. It is also a natural
progression point for students who have completed their PPL. A CPL entitles pilots to fly aircraft for which they hold a rating
for private or commercial purposes and hence carry revenue generating passengers or freight.
The course includes general, cross country navigation, night and instrument flying and utilises the Cessna 172 R and Cessna
172 RG.
The base course is an integrated CPL programme utilising analogue aircraft. Package upgrades are available as below:

Glass upgrade (substitutes the Cessna 172 R and RG with the Cessna 172 SP and Tecnam P2006T)
200 hour non-integrated analogue upgrade (increases the course to 148hrs briefing time / 210.5hrs flight/sim
time)

Talk to your agent or an Academy representative to learn more about the package upgrades available.

Please note that recognition of prior learning can be considered for those with previous qualifications or experience.
In order to satisfy CASA minimum requirements students may require additional hours of aeronautical experience. These
hours can be obtained through completion of other Academy programmes such as Aerobatics, Night Visual Flight Rules
(NVFR) or commencement of instrument rating training.
CPL Programme Training Inclusions (162hrs flight & sim time / 142hrs briefing time)
CPL Practical inclusions:

General Flying
General Flying consolidation / Intro Circuits
Circuit Training
Circuit Consolidation & First Solo
Solo Circuit Consolidation
Dual Circuit CHECK
Solo Circuit Consolidation
Dual Circuit CHECK
Solo Circuit Consolidation
Turns, Compass & Steep, SFTOL
Practice Forced Landings Without power
Area solo CHECK
Area solo consolidation
Precautionary search and landing
Area solo consolidation
Pre-Test RPL
Flight Test RPL
Effects of Controls & Straight & Level
Climbing & Descending and turning
Basic Handling
Consolidation and Intro to Circuits
Circuits
Forced Landings
Precautional Search and Landings
Advanced Handling 1
First Area Solo
G1000 Trainer
Intro to VFR Navigation (OCTA)
Intro to VFR Navigation (CTA)
Nav 1 - Intro to VFR navigation (OCTA)
Nav 2 - Basic VFR navigation
Solo - Circuit Consolidation
Basic Instrument Flying
Basic Instrument Flying - Unusual Attitudes
Ground Based Aid Orientation and tracking

GNSS Orientation and tracking


Instrument Orientation and tracking
Unusual Attitudes - VMC/IMC
Solo - Area Consolidation
Navigation - CTA Class C/Diversions/Navaids
Navigation - CTA Class D/Lost Procedures
Navigation - Solo Navigation Check
Navigation - Solo Navigation (OCTA)
Navigation - Solo Navigation (CTA) Check
Navigation - Solo Navigation (CTA)
Navigation - Consolidation (as required)
Navigation - Pre Test - PPL
PPL Flight Test
Revision of Basic IF and UA
Basic IF, UA, Intro to night circuits
Night Circuits
Night Circuits - Emergency
Night Circuits - Solo
Command Hour Building - SEA
Normal Operations - Upper air and Normal
Circuits
Sim - Asymmetric Operations
Asymmetric Flight - Upper Air
Asymmetric Flight - Circuits
MEA Rating Test
CPL Navigation
CPL Flight Test

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CPL Theory inclusions:

4.1.1

Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK)


PPL Theory
Flight rules & Air -law
Aerodynamics
Meteorology

Navigation
Performance & Flight planning
Aircraft Systems & General Knowledge
Human Factors

Inclusions and Exclusions

The indicative price provided includes the following:

One uniform
A headset (to the value of $700)
CPL subject textbooks
A set of maps and charts
Ground school
Aircraft & simulator hire
Instructor hire
Fuel and other direct operational costs
One landing fee and terminal navigation charge
per flight Archerfields rate has been used
Training facilities
Operational support and oversight
A membership* at the Royal Queensland Aero
Club - to access lower aircraft hire rates (10%
saving) and allow use of member only club
facilities
International Student Registration Fees
Aircraft insurance and maintenance support
First attempt at all included tests and exams

*RQAC membership allows students to access lower aircraft hire


rates (10% saving) and allow use of member-only club facilities. If
the student is an existing member of the RQAC, the programme
cost will be lower as additional membership fees will not be
applicable. Higher rates may also be applicable if the student's
membership application is not approved or they do not complete a
membership application form.

The following items are NOT included:

Overseas Health Cover (OSHC)


Immigration / visa fees and associated costs
Accommodation, transportation
Fuel above the costs included in the programme
Additional air navigation fees above those
included in the programme if applicable
Additional landing fees above those included in
the programme if applicable
Electronic devices such as iPads & software that
the student may require or utilise. These may be
brought by the student or purchased at the
campus aviation store
Optional textbooks and other external study
materials
Additional flights and briefings above those
included in the programme
Repeat tests and exams
ATO and other regulatory costs associated with
testing
Licence and other external costs to meet the
pre-requisite requirement of the programme

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CPL+MECIR - Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating (Diploma of Aviation AVI50408/06568F)


Term (Full Time):

65 weeks

Estimated Fee:

AU$94,000

Fee Schedule:

Visa:

Student visa. Any other visa that permits study is also acceptable.
Deposit plus seven instalments of $11,000 (approx.) as required

Deposit Required:

AU$17,000

Prerequisites:

Nil

The Academy Diploma of Aviation programme provides training from beginner level. The Diploma, our most popular
programme, offers students the opportunity to package their CPL with a Multi-Engine endorsement (ME) and a Command
Instrument Rating (CIR). The CIR allows pilots to fly in full Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) day or night in any
operation permitted by the grade of pilots licence held. Combined, the CPL and MECIR provide graduates with greatly
enhanced skills and employability.
The MECIR training is also available on a student visa as a separate programme over 13wks for students who already have a
recognised commercial pilot licence. The cost for the 13 week programme (excludes CPL training) is $22,500 which is
scheduled as a deposit of $4,500 and two instalments of $9,000 (approx.). Please contact us for full details.
CASA requires candidates for the MECIR to undertake extensive additional flight training, theory, simulator time and
examinations. The MECIR course includes air work and instrument flying and utilises the Tecnam P2006T aircraft.
CPL+MECIR Programme Training Inclusions (209hrs flight & sim time / 193hrs briefing time + IREX)
MECIR Practical training inclusions (in addition to CPL):

Multi Engine Class rating Asymmetric Circuit


Operations
Multi Engine Class Rating Test
MEIR NAV RNAV / VOR
MEIR NAV RNAV / VOR / DGA NIGHT
MEIR NAV Circling RNAV/VOR/DGA, ASSY
OPS
MEIR NAV Circling DGA, PILS, ASSY OPS
Night
MEIR NAV Sequences as required
MEA CIR Test Recommendation Flight
MEA CIR Flight TEST

VOR + NDB Tracking Intercepts

NDB Sector entries & Holding patterns

RNAV Sector entries & Holding patterns

VOR Sector entries & Holding patterns

RNAV Circling approaches & Missed Approach


VOR Circling approaches & Missed Approach

DME / GNSS Arrivals & TOPD Planning


DME ARC Procedures

RNAV Runway Approaches

VOR Runway Approaches

MEIR NAV
MECIR Theory training inclusions:
Multi Engine Class rating Upper airwork
Multi Engine Class rating Asymmetric

IREX (Instrument Rating Exam) Theory Training


operations (SIM)
and Exam

Multi Engine Class rating Asymmetric


operations
Some ground school or instructor assistance prior to sitting this exam is provided either through briefings or classroom
lessons to prepare students for the external CASA exam.
4.2.1

Inclusions and Exclusions

The indicative price includes CPL plus the following:

Ground school
Aircraft & simulator hire
Instructor hire
IREX Textbook
Fuel and other direct operational costs
One landing fee and terminal navigation charge per
flight Archerfields rate has been used
Training facilities
Operational support and oversight
A membership at the Royal Queensland Aero Club to access lower aircraft hire rates (10% saving) and
allow use of member only club facilities
Aircraft insurance and maintenance support
First attempt at all included tests and exams

*RQAC membership allows students to access lower aircraft hire rates


(10% saving) and allow use of member-only club facilities. If the student is an
existing member of the RQAC, the programme cost will be lower as
additional membership fees will not be applicable. Higher rates may also be
applicable if the student's membership application is not approved or they
do not complete a membership application form.

The following items are NOT included:

Overseas Health Cover (OSHC)


Immigration / visa fees and associated costs
Accommodation, transportation
Fuel above the costs included in the programme
Additional air navigation fees above those included in
the programme if applicable
Additional landing fees above those included in the
programme if applicable
Electronic devices such as iPads & software that the
student may require or utilise. These may be brought by
the student or purchased at the campus aviation store.
Optional textbooks and other external study materials
Additional flights and briefings above those included
in the programme
Repeat tests and exams
ATO and other regulatory costs associated with testing
Licence and other external costs to meet the prerequisite requirement of the programme

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

5.1

Pricing Methodology

Fees for flight training are indicative estimates only as each student learns at a different pace.
International students are required to pay an initial instalment as per their offer letter. This initial instalment includes
membership in the RQAC and an international student registration fee, which is deducted from the students account upon
commencement. Any other noted inclusion will also be deducted from the students account at commencement. Thereafter,
students are required to pay in advance of training as per the fee schedule indicated on the offer letter. Adjustments for
reduced or additional training will be made in the final instalment Statements of the student's account are available on
request. These statements will reconcile the advance payments with invoices for each lesson or ground school session. All
time duration is determined by the instructor for charging purposes. This process can be explained in detail by Academy staff
to ensure transparency.
Payment may be by cash, credit card (for which relevant credit card surcharge will be applicable) or electronic funds transfer
(EFT). If EFT, bank account details for the Academy are included on the enrolment form and reference details will be
required to be included with the EFT to aid reconciliation.
The programme prices provided are AU$ and are based on currently available input prices, such as fuel, which are updated at
the start of the month. Exact prices for any supplementary flying required will be determined by monthly aircraft hire rates
applicable at the time that the supplementary flying occurs.
Students are not permitted to continue flight training if they exceed the available funds in their Academy account.
5.2

Visas

Student visas are available for full time enrolment into the Commercial Pilot Licence (Certificate IV in Aviation) and the Multi
Engine Command Instrument Rating (Diploma of Aviation) programme. These programmes can be packaged under a single
student visa along with approved pathway English language providers.
5.3

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

OSHC is health insurance that helps international students meet the costs of:

medical and hospital care

some prescription medicines

emergency ambulance services

Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) requires that Student visa holders maintain OSHC for
the duration of their Student visa, unless exempted under reciprocal government arrangements.
Some students from Sweden, Norway and Belgium are covered under those arrangements. All other Student visa holders
must have OSHC. The Academy arranges OSHC as part of the enrolment procedure, though students are welcome to
arrange their own OSHC independently if they prefer.
5.4

Recognition for Prior Learning

For candidates with prior training or flight experience, the Academy is able to provide advance standing to ensure that
training is not duplicated unnecessarily. As estimate of advance standing can be provided in the offer letter upon successful
application. To gain advanced standing, applicants must supply flight training and experience records such as log book.
5.5

Studying Part Time

International students are eligible to undertake Academy programmes provided they hold a visa that allows them time to
reside in Australia and study. Fee estimates and deposit requirements remain the same for part time enrolment.
5.6

Syllabus

The Academy provides a recommended syllabus for all flight training programmes which is realistic and compliant with the
relevant regulatory requirements, safe practice, suitable student learning approach and years of pilot training experience.
It is expected that students will responsibly undertake extensive self-study (homework) of background theory with guided
assistance from an instructor. Self-study may be undertaken at home or at the Academy study lounge where internet
connection and student support is provided.
Programme durations provided are estimates only (based on full time attendance) and may vary either way depending on the
speed and style of learning of the student, as course assessment is competency based. Some lessons may also be combined
and it should be noted that briefings will include relevant theory and technique applicable to the student's learning level so
may also vary in length.

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ENQUIRIES & ENROLMENTS

6.1

Entry Requirements

Academic:

Senior High School completion equivalent to Australian Year 12 preferred. Students who wish to
commence training below year 12 are welcome to apply and will be considered case by case.

Age:

18yrs. Younger students are welcome to apply and will be considered case by case.

English:

5.5 IELTS or equivalent or completion of an approved English language pathway programme.

Industry:

To undertake the programme, students will be required to satisfy the following aviation industry prerequisites and considerations:

Hold an Aviation Reference Number (ARN) which is issued by CASA.


Hold an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).
Hold the relevant class of medical certificate. The Academy strongly recommends that students gain
a class 1 medical as early as possible to ensure they are medically eligible to be issued with the class
required.
Hold an Aircraft Radio Operator's Certificate of Proficiency (ACROP).
Satisfy the aviation industry English language proficiency requirements to at least an ICAO level 4.
Be at least 17 years of age at the time of the PPL flight test.
Be at least 18 years of age at the time of the CPL flight test.
If prior flying has not been completed at the Academy, the student will be required to undertake an
assessment to determine the students current level of competency in relation to the proposed
programme syllabus.

Academy staff can assist students with the process to address these requirements and provide advice and further
information accordingly. Additional guidance material is available on the CASA website www.casa.gov.au.
To avoid disappointment, we recommend that applicants undergo medical testing for pilots in their home country or ideally,
with an Australian CASA approved medical examiner. A list of overseas approved medical examiners is available on the CASA
website www.casa.gov.au.
6.2

How To Enrol

Please email an expression of interest to international@airlineacademy.com.au or download the International Student


Application form from our website: www.airlineacademy.com.au/international/apply.
Email your completed application form to international@airlineacademy.com.au with scanned certified copies of:

Passport
High school or college graduation certificate
High school or college academic results
Evidence of our English level (if relevant)
Flight history / log books (if relevant)

Upon receipt of your application form and certified supporting documentation, if eligible, we will issue a formal letter of offer
that details the programme, estimated (indicative) fees, commencement dates and other important details for your
consideration. We do not charge an application fee.
6.3

Contact the Academy International Office

The Academy's International Education Services Office looks forward to the commencement of training for this programme.
Our friendly staff are available to answer any queries prospective international students have regarding this and other
training programmes and services offered by the Academy. Please make contact accordingly. International students and
agents are asked to kindly use email as our preferred method of communication.
Email:

international@airlineacademy.qld.edu.au

Postal
Address:

Att: Mr Jonathan Hoole


Airline Academy International Office
PO Box 41, Archerfield QLD 4108
Brisbane, Australia

Website:

www.airlineacademy.com.au