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Instructor Rating

What is an Instructor Rating?

This course is targeted at students who want to work for a Registered Training Organisation as a Flight Instructor. An instructor rating allows you to teach other people how to fly. There are three levels, or grades, of instructor rating. You'll begin as a grade three flight instructor, but can upgrade to higher grades once you've accumulated enough flying experience.

What training is involved in getting an Instructor Rating?

An instructor rating is one of the best ways to sharpen flying skills and enhance discipline, accuracy and proficiency. The training you receive during your instructor rating training will provide the fundamentals of all your future lessons. The Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor) is a 16 week full time course designed to get students through their Flight Instructor Rating assessment with CASA, and prepare them for their career as an instructor. During the rigorous 16 week training course you will conduct 33.5 hours flight time in a Cessna 152 or Piper Warrior and 226 hours of theory briefings.

Course Pre-Requisites

  • A current Australian Commercial Pilot Licence
  • The student has 100 hours flight time in the 12 months immediately preceding the start of the course.
  • Must hold a current Class 1 medical
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Successfully completed Year 12 or Cert IV (applicants will be required to provide a HSC or Cert IV)

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