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It’s Time to Fly.

With so many post-COVID job vacancies across Australia, there’s never been a better time to become a pilot.

Our field-tested training courses will help you get there.

More jobs mean more opportunities.

In 2020, the aviation sector came to a grinding halt.

Pilots were laid off across the world.

A previously stable industry teetered on the brink of collapse, and the future of piloting seemed dark.

But, since the start of 2021, things have turned around.  International flights have resumed, air transport is stronger than ever, and passenger recovery is projected to fully recover by 2022–2024

Unfortunately, many of those redundant pilots retired or entered new sectors.

So now there’s a growing pilot shortage – and that’s good news for flight students.

If you were worried about an unstable future in an oversaturated field, don’t be.  With a global projected pilot shortage of 34,000 by 2025, there’s never been a better time to enter the aviation industry. 

You’re more likely than ever to get your dream job, and job security will be at the best it’s been in decades.

This is a time of opportunity, so seize it.

Talk to our aviation careers specialist about getting qualified with TVSA.

Train now. Pay later.

If you like the idea of becoming a commercial pilot but you’re worried about the cost, you aren’t alone.

A lack of time and a lack of money are the two biggest challenges flight students face.

That’s why all our diplomas are approved for VET student loans (VSLs), a government initiative that lets you pay back your education loan once you start earning a certain amount.  Check your eligibility for a VSL here.

We’ve also partnered with Study Loans, a private student loan provider that enables students to pay off their tuition fees in easily managed weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments.

If you aren’t eligible for VSL tuition support, assistance from Study Loans can help you create the future you want.


COVID-19 Study Requirements

To comply with current state and federal recommendations, we require that all students and staff on campus check in with the Service Victoria app upon entry.

Students who have not received a double vaccination can attend on-site flight training, unless the training can reasonably be completed remotely.

"Amazing people, very talented instructors and staff. Would highly recommend TVSA to anyone wanting to do any form of flight training."

Jodie Davis – Past Student


Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Courses

Get job-ready with a CPL.

Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) Full-Time

A commercial pilot licence (CPL) is your first step towards a career as a pilot. This course is perfect for those looking to work in aviation.

Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) Part-Time

Want to work as a pilot but can’t commit to full-time uni load? Our part-time course offers the same CPL qualification – with just a bit more flexibility in how you study.

upskill with additional diplomas

Other Diplomas

Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) PPL Entry

Already have a PPL and want to work as a pilot? You can undertake your CPL training and get your a multi-engine instrument rating in one course.

Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) CPL Entry

This course has been specifically designed for CPL-qualified pilots who want to improve their employability.

Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor)

This course enables CPL-qualified pilots to work as flight instructors in Australia. Flight instruction is a highly rewarding career that can help build flight experience.

Why National Recognition Matters

Nationally recognised training is any type of vocational course or program that will lead to a qualification recognised throughout Australia. A nationally recognised course has a number of benefits, including:

  • Giving you the ability to travel and work interstate without having to retrain
  • Course content meeting minimum quality standards set by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
  • Training providers being required to maintain constant engagement with relevant industries
  • Training providers being required to uphold training quality standards as set by ASQA.

What Our Students Say

They've got great new tech and incredible facilities! Everyone was very helpful and really friendly.
Aaron Schmidtke
The professionalism of the crew at TVSA is unparalleled. If you're considering learning to fly and you have little to no experience, TVSA's instructors will build your confidence through their calm and affable manner.
Prasad Gunatunga
Amazing people, very talented instructors and staff. Would highly recommend TVSA to anyone wanting to do any form of flight training.
Jodie Davis

Frequently Asked Questions

A commercial pilot licence (CPL) can help qualify you for many different jobs, including:

  • – International airline pilot
  • – Regional airline pilot
  • – Flight instructor
  • – Agricultural pilot
  • – Cargo pilot
  • – Military pilot

Book a consultation with our aviation careers specialist to find out which job is right for you.

The amount of time you’ll need to invest to become a pilot depends on the type of piloting job you’re looking for.

Normally, getting your CPL takes just under a year.  At TVSA, our Diploma of Aviation spans a total of 47 weeks, with 10 weeks, 8 weeks and 29 weeks dedicated to entry-level flying, navigation, and commercial flying respectively. The course concludes with your CPL flight test and theoretical exams. If you pass, you’ll receive your diploma.

Once you’ve obtained your CPL, you may need to upskill if you’re looking to gain work in a specialised field like airline piloting.  That can entail getting various ratings, which can take anywhere between a few months and a year.

Unfortunately, even when you’ve upskilled, getting your dream job isn’t as simple as handing in your resume.  You’ll probably need practical experience, which you can obtain by working in non-specialised piloting roles.  Another way to gain more experience is to get qualified as a flight instructor.  

Finally, some roles may have minimum flight hours requirements – many international airlines, for example, require pilots to have at least 700 hours of flight time.

Most flight schools charge between $70,000 and $100,000 to get a CPL through an integrated course.  AT TVSA, our integrated CPL courses start at $54,300.

Approximately 75% of TVSA flight students graduate successfully.

That’s a lot higher than the national average of 20%.

At TVSA, we pride ourselves on building real relationships between instructors and students, because we know that a better training environment means better learning outcomes.

We also embrace a practical course positioning – our expert staff are all highly experienced pilots, and their real-world experience adds valuable context to both flight and theory courses.

There’s never been a better time to become a pilot, so why don’t you come and experience it for yourself?

We’ll see you in the air.

Start your journey with TVSA.

Schedule a chat with our aviation careers specialist by picking an available time and date.

We’ve helped people just like you find fulfilling new careers in the aviation industry as pilots.

All you need to do is pick a time and date that suits you.