The Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot licence- Helicopter)

Commercial Pilot Licence - Helicopter

For all of you wanting to kick start your career in Aviation, step one starts here. A Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) along with a Diploma of Aviation are the initial benchmark for working in the aviation industry as a Helicopter pilot. This course is set to help address global pilot shortage facing the industry.

The Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot licence- Helicopter) provides students with the qualifications, theoretical skills, practical knowledge and experience to work as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot.

During this course you will learn about aerodynamics, meteorology, navigation, radio communications, and operating in controlled and non-controlled airspace. You will also get to execute advanced helicopter manoeuvres and learn how to implement threat management strategies.

Upon graduation you will have gained the knowledge and extensive flying experience to achieve your dream of operating as a commercial helicopter pilot.

  • Students must have completed year 12 or higher.
  • Students must have the English equivalent of IELTS 6.0.
  • Students must have an Aviation Reference number.
  • Students must obtain a valid CASA issued Class 1 Medical Certificate from a designated Aviation Medical Examiner.
  • Students must hold an Aviation Security Identification Card.
  • All foreign pilots converting to an Australian license or Certificate of Validation require an ICAO English language proficiency assessment

Potential Career Pathways:

  • Commercial Pilot – Helicopter
  • Commercial Helicopter Pilot

A Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence- Helicopter) will open many doors within the aviation industry. You will graduate with the diverse skills to work in aerial photography, adventure tourism, transport, emergency services, search and rescue to name just a few.

Course Details

Price (per year)

$35 000 +


6-12 months


Brisbane, Gold Coast


January, July

Steps to Studying in Aus

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Set Study Goals

One of our consultants will reply to any questions that you may have and assist in determining your overall study goals whilst in Australia.

Find a Study Path

Our consultants will then talk students through a range of study options that best suit your needs and develop a study path.

Enrol to a School

Once a specific education provider has been chosen, your consultant will then help students complete their school application and assist throughout the entire enrolling process.

Apply for Student Visa

Once your enrollment has been confirmed, our qualified migration agents will assist in applying for your student visa.

Temporary Graduate Visa

If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years of unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.

If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people with no experience to have their skills assessed. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

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