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This program is for individuals with the unrestricted right to live and work in Australia

This program is for individuals with the unrestricted right to live and work in Australia

Program type
Commercial Pilot License (CPL)


Offering a range of degree and double degree programs designed to take students with little or no flying experience and equip them with the knowledge, skills, and attributes to operate a multi-crew jet aircraft. CAE trains pilots to the highest standards, and our graduates hold positions in major airlines within Australia and around the world. To obtain an Integrated Commercial Pilot Licence, students undertake commercial flying training at CAE Melbourne, located at Moorabbin Airport. Elective flying qualifications are then available to students with options to learn to operate a Multi-Crew Jet aircraft or for those with teaching inclinations, delivering training to aspiring pilots as a qualified Flight Instructor.

Students will undertake their flight lessons whilst concurrently study the theory units required by Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) up to and including the Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) standard, as well as aviation studies in human factors, aviation management and technology. For further program details; Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Piloting) | Courses | Swinburne University | Melbourne, Australia

About Swinburne University of Technology

Based at Hawthorn in Melbourne, Victoria, Swinburne is an innovative educational institution committed to delivering excellence in higher education, vocational training and research. The university is a dual sector institution offering both PAVE courses and higher education Degrees and is consistently ranked number one in Melbourne for teaching quality and graduate satisfaction.

All of Swinburne’s Aviation programs include an elective professional flight training program (called a Graduate Certificate) resulting in the issue of a Commercial Pilot's Licence with Airline Transport Pilot's Licence Theory, Multi Engine Endorsement and Command Instrument Rating as well as the primary Degree.

This long-standing partnership has resulted in many Swinburne/CAE Melbourne graduates achieving careers with airlines such as Qantas, Virgin Blue, Jetstar, Tiger and Cathay Pacific.

Course Outline

Students split their time between Swinburne and CAE covering the academic units of their course at Hawthorn and completing flying theory and flying training at Moorabbin airport.

The program incorporates:

  • Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • Aerobatics
  • Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating – ME-IR (A)
  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
  • Flight Instructor Rating or Multi Crew Cooperation and Jet Orientation Course
  • ATPL Theory Subjects

Applications for this program must be made directly with Swinburne University of Technology.

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