Aeropower is currently accepting expressions of interest for a Diploma of Aviation (commercial helicopter pilots course) to start in Sydney in early 2022.
Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Helicopter Licence - Helicopter) AVI50319 - 105 Hour / Full Time
The elements of this course have been put together to make you as ‘job ready’ as possible as you embark on your aviation career after training. This combination is not offered anywhere else in Australia.
Under the requirements of the CASA 105 hour CPL(H) non-integrated course a maximum of two aircraft types are allowed.
You will be flying the most modern piston training helicopter in the world - the Cabri G2 - for the bulk of the course. Unlike the older Robinson R22, the Cabri has been designed from the ground up as a modern training platform and includes features normally only found in much larger and more expensive helicopters such as:
- fenestron tail rotor,
- high inertia rotor system,
- electronic engine management display,
- solid-state electronic ignition system,
- automatic carburettor heating,
- crash-resistant fuel tank
- cargo hook, and
- crash absorbing seat stroking design.
Towards the end of your training, you will transition into the larger 4 seat Robinson R44 type for your last 24 hours. There are more R44 helicopters in the world than any other type and it is highly likely that your first job after graduation will involve flying this type.
For that reason, we believe it is important that you get to experience on the R44 during your training to ensure that you are as competitive as possible in the job market.
Aeropower is also the first helicopter training school in Australia to offer students the incredible benefit of a Virtual Reality flight simulation trainer. This state-of-the-art system uses equipment on par with that used by the US Air Force [Article] and the Australian Royal Navy in training their pilots. The physical helicopter controls paired with the Vive Pro VR headset, professional-level flight simulation software and our in-house developed aerial imagery of SE QLD will provide you with an incredibly immersive experience to complement your real-world flying.
Our navigation training phase differs from the traditional "fly to A, B and C" by incorporating scenario-based routes drawing on real-world charter operations. One day you might be picking up a TV show host to meet their film crew on location and the next delivering crocodile eggs from Australia Zoo to an awaiting jet at Sunshine Coast airport. This gets you thinking about the operational aspects and considerations while building pilot-in-command decision-making skills.
- CPL(H) Theory Classroom Instruction
- CASA Theory and Aspeq Exam Fees (First Attempt)
- Landing fees where applicable
- 15.5 Hours Virtual Reality Flight Simulation Trainer
- 85 Hours Cabri G2
- 24 Hours R44
- CPL & Low Level Rating Flight Tests (R44) and Testing Officer Fees
Tuition Fee $87,474.65
The course is eligible for an interest-free VET Student Loan up to a maximum of $80,388 towards the cost of tuition depending on if you have accessed VET funding previously. A ‘gap’ payment will be required to make up the difference. Based on a loan fee of 20% being applied, the total VET student loan debt a student may incur if the student receives the maximum VET student loan referred to above is A$96,465.60
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Direct funding outside of any assistance package is also an option.
The tuition Fee does not cover a number of costs due to the VET Student Loan rules for training providers:
- Aviation Security Identification Card https://www.casa.gov.au/standard-page/application-aviation-security-checks
- Aviation medical examination fees and CASA processing fee
- Consumables and items which may be used after the training - Theory textbooks, air law publications, charts, rulers, calculator, manual computer, kneeboard
- CASA Licence issue fee
Aeropower’s full time CPL(H) Diploma course is an approved course for Department of Human Services programs such as Youth Allowance and AUSstudy. These programs are run by the Australian Government and are designed to assist you financially during your training. Acceptance into our course does not guarantee acceptance into one of these programs as other eligibility criteria may need to be met. Further information can be found here.
Processing applications does take some time due to the nature of the enrollment process and reporting requirements. So please get in contact as early as you can.
If you are interested in a place on the upcoming full-time courses please drop into the hangar to take a look around or email us at flightschool [@] aeropower.com.au and let us know so that we can help you make the required timelines.
Training Provider: Aeropower Flight School (Aeropower Pty Ltd), RTO No. 2912
Maximum Tuition Fee $115,429.45 (Advanced Course Option - Elect to conduct all flying in 4-seat R44 Helicopter)
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VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements.
A VET student loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.
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