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Bachelor of Aviation (Flight)

CRICOS 112849H

This innovative and cutting-edge course provides you with the knowledge, skills and competencies required for a career as a professional pilot.

Course Overview

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.

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Structure & Content

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.

Tristar Aviation:
Our Flight Training Partner

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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Course Details
Bachelor of Aviation (Flight) (CRICOS 112849H)

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.

  • Synthesise technical knowledge, problem-solving techniques, and hands-on skills in traditional and emerging areas of flight operations.
  • Validate a coherent understanding and application of the body of knowledge, specified by the regulatory bodies for flight crew.
  • Analyse and develop responses, exercising a high-level of professional judgement, to ethical issues in the aviation industry from both national and international perspectives.
  • Review the application of theoretical knowledge within the field of Aviation and communicate this effectively, with justification, to a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Analyse and evaluate operational situations and problems, related to aviation operations, and devise and apply appropriate solutions to achieve safe, efficient and compliant outcomes.

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission all applicants must:

  • Be eligible for admission as defined in student entry requirements below and
  • Have lodged an application for admission to Holmes Institute
  • Successfully obtained a CASA Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • Be eligible for Aviation Security ID Card
  • Attend interview and complete a skills assessment with Holmes Institute

Academic Requirements:

To be eligible for admission applicants must have:

  • Successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (senior high school), a Certificate IV or equivalent; or
  • Successfully completed an approved Tertiary Preparation Program, or a Foundation Year program offered by an accredited Institution of Higher Education;

English Requirements:

To be eligible for admission applicants must have:

  • Successfully completed studies in English (Language or Mode of Instruction) such as Year 12 at Australian High School or an Australian Diploma or higher qualification; or
  • Successfully completed studies at a recognised Australian educational institution at an equivalent study level based on at least a 50% pass rate in a recent semester of study; or
  • IELTS Overall 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5;
  • CASA also requires a General English Language Proficiency test prior to issuance of a licence. This test will be undertaken prior to initial flight training. Further information can be found here.

Assumed Knowledge  

Year 12 - Mathematical Methods or equivalent

2023 Total Course Fees: $144,000

This includes 195 Hours of Flight Training

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP

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.

Materials and other fees information

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.

Additional flight hours


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:


Additional Flight Hours Fees:


Flight instructor hourly rate

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.

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