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This innovative and cutting-edge course provides you with the knowledge, skills and competencies required for a career as a professional pilot.
Full Time: 3 Years
Intakes: March, July
FEE-HELP Eligible Course
Get qualified for a CASA Commercial Pilot Licence
Earn the credentials you need to fly professionally with our Bachelor of Aviation (Flight). Our dynamic course provides students with everything they need for a Commercial Pilot Licence and Instrument Rating from CASA, equipping them as professional pilots.
State of the art flight simulator lab
Hone your skills in our dedicated flight simulator laboratory. This gives you a hands on learning experience and is utilised across our theory units to enhance the practicality of the curriculum. This allows you to translate what you learn in lectures into a real world scenario with ease.
Be "General Aviation" ready when you graduate
Our program prepares ambitious students for success in the professional aviation flight operations industry. You will receive hands-on training and experience in a variety of aircraft and environments tailored specifically towards enabling you to achieve your first job as a professional pilot.
Unique blend of theory and practical units
Our course offers a distinct blend of practical flight training and essential theoretical knowledge, providing an unrivalled opportunity to enter the modern aviation industry with confidence. You'll receive intensive instruction in piloting aircraft, as well as gaining expertise in aerodynamics, navigation systems, meteorology, aviation law and more - arming you with the skills needed for success.
If you have always dreamed of a career in the sky, this course is designed for you. The Holmes Institute Bachelor of Aviation (Flight) degree is an exciting and dynamic course that will prepare you for a career as a professional pilot.
As a student, you will have the opportunity to learn how to fly in multiple types of aircraft, and gain hands-on experience that will be invaluable in your future career. Our experienced teaching staff will guide you through every step of the way, and provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful pilot.
Our course offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of aviation topics, including aerodynamics, aviation law, aviation weather, and aircraft systems. You will also receive training in communication, leadership, and decision-making skills, which are critical for a successful aviation career.
At Holmes, we understand that becoming a pilot is not just about learning to fly. It's also about developing a passion for aviation, and becoming part of a community of like-minded individuals who share your love for flying. That's why we offer a variety of activities, such as aviation events and networking opportunities, to help you connect with other aviation enthusiasts.We are committed to providing you with the best possible education and training, and helping you achieve your dreams of becoming a pilot. Join us in the Bachelor of Aviation (Flight) course, and take the first step towards an exciting and rewarding career in the aviation industry.
Year One Units
Year Two Units
Year Three Units
Electives can be selected from the below or sourced from other undergraduate courses offered by Holmes.
We are proud to partner with Tristar Aviation in the delivery of our practical flight training. Tristar was founded by Geoff and Adrianne Fleming in 1993 and has since gone on to develop a range of flight training programs and charter services.
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Our Flight Training Provider
This course takes a hands on and industry-led approach to education, providing students with a range of learning modalities throughout the course.
Theoretical classes provide a blended learning opportunity where traditional lectures are complemented by dynamic workshops that push students to think reflexively.
Practical flight training occurs in the second trimester and continues through the remainder of the course. This practical component is offered through our flight training partner Tristar Aviation located in Moorabbin.
This course is an intensive program and students are expected at least two days on campus and two-three days in Moorabbin for practical training, weather dependent.
*Flight practical units are allocated a specific number of flight hours. Students requiring further training beyond these hours will be charged at additional cost beyond the tuition fees. Further information can be found in "Information for Prospective Students" found here or in the fees section of this webpage.
To be eligible for admission applicants must have:
To be eligible for admission applicants must have:
Year 12 - Mathematical Methods or equivalent
This includes 195 Hours of Flight Training
You may be eligible to apply for a FEE-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of your tuition fees up to the HELP loan limit of $113,028 (2023 indexed rate). Please contact a course advisor here to determine your eligibility.
Students who undertake flight training will incur additional costs, which are detailed in the sections below. Prices are indicative only and are paid to bodies outside of Holmes Institute.
In some situations, students who require training above the maximum allotted flight hours for their course will be charged for any additional flight hours to achieve the required competencies. Each fee is for one additional hour of flying time. It will only be charged if additional hours above the allocated number of flying hours are required. The number of flight hours allocated to each unit is listed below:
This fee is for one additional hour of flying time. It will only be charged if additional hours above the standard number of flying hours are required.
Have a question? See our common queries below or feel free to contact us for help with any other question you may have.
What English Language qualifications can I use?
CEFR B2+ as evidenced through a recognised English language test such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL or Duolingo and taken within two years of application.
Is the course globally recognised?
Our course is fully accredited by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) and included on the ILEP.
What is the living cost for students in Dublin?
If you’re planning to study in Dublin, you should be able to prepare ahead and gauge how much it will cost. With proper budgeting and careful planning, Dublin is affordable. We have provided an overview of the cost of living for students in the city.
What happens if I don't meet the English language requirements?
Students who do not meet the English Language requirement may enrol in a preparatory English Language programme from OHC English Dublin to prepare for a recognised English Language test.
How many intakes do you have?
We have 3 intakes per calendar year. February, June and October.
Can I work with an Ireland Student Visa?
If you are an international full-time student in Ireland, and you receive a Stamp 2 or 2A, you are free to work in Ireland (up to 40 hours a week) without having to obtain a separate work permit. However, there are restrictions. Please find out more information on Ireland Student Visa.
What is a QQI Award?
A Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) award lets any prospective employer, professional body, regulator or educational institution know that the award holder has successfully completed a programme offered by a QQI provider. All QQI awards are part of the new inclusive National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)