Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
TAFE Queensland - Townsville (Bohle)

Course outline

This course is designed for experienced commercial aeroplane pilots looking to enhance their skills and knowledge and earn their instrumentation and multi-engine class ratings. TAFE Queensland has partnered with the National Aviation Academy to provide students with technical and non-technical skills to fly a multi-engine aircraft under instrument flight rules. In this course students will learn how to plan and navigate a flight under instrument flight rules, perform published and non-published instrument departure procedures, operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments, and perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures. This course will allow graduates to advance their existing aviation skills and enable the graduate to earn their Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) instrumentation and multi engine class ratings. Completion of this course will open up a range of career options as a commercial aeroplane pilot working in border surveillance, emergency services, airlines, or corporate charters. Applicants to this course will have the option of choosing Job Ready, Performance or High Performance.


VET Student Loans and payment plans may be available to eligible applicants for study in the diploma, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/courses/18989/diploma-of-aviation-instrument-rating for all important information.

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.


Applicant must be 18; CASA requirements

Additional entry requirements

Commercial or military pilot entrants to this qualification should check requirements with Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) or Defence Aviation for certification and/or flight hour requirements. To be eligible for an offer in this course applicants must supply documentary evidence of the following to TAFE Queensland, Townsville (Bohle) by the nominated date: current Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) for flight crew, an Aviation Reference Number (ARN), current Aviation Class 1 Medical Certificate carried out by a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME), be able to demonstrate English language proficiency with the National Aviation Academy to meet the minimum requirements set by CASA, hold a Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) part 61 Flight Crew Licence – Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane and show evidence of a Single engine class rating. TAFE Queensland will contact applicants directly regarding document submission.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Career opportunities

Commercial pilot flight instructor, commercial pilot – aeroplane, aviation manager.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

22 Aug 2024
14 Mar 2025


Fee *See notes

Level of Qualification
Study Area
Engineering and Technology
Study Mode
On campus
Course Duration

1/4 years On campus