This course will provide students with the specialised knowledge and skills required to work as a commercial helicopter pilot. As a qualified pilot graduates can find themselves working in a range of different areas. Graduates may pilot scenic flights in the tourism industry, work in rural operations mustering livestock, conduct transport charter operations, or work with State Police or the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) operating search and rescue missions. TAFE Queensland has partnered with leading aviation training provider Townsville Helicopters to deliver this course. The course provides all the theoretical and practical skills required to be issued with a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) licence to operate as a commercial pilot. Students learn about aerodynamics, meteorology, navigation, radio communications, and operating in controlled and non-controlled airspace. Students will also get to execute advanced helicopter manoeuvres and learn how to implement threat management strategies. Applicants to this course will have the option of choosing R22, R22-R44, R22 Turbine.