Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Integrated Course – Par Avion Flight Training

Par Avion Flight Training

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Integrated Course

Commercial Pilot Licence - integrated course


38 weeks full-time or up to 3 years part-time


Cessna 172 - 119 hrs
Cessna 206 - 29 hrs


1-on-1 briefings, instructor support, resources



Integrated course
Fee options


Become a confident, skilled and job-ready pilot

The Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) can open doors to many opportunities across aviation. It enables you to fly as the pilot in command of a single engine aircraft, or as the co-pilot of a multi-crew aircraft conducting commercial operations within Australia.

This 150 hour integrated course provides the pathway to gaining a CASA CPL, but without a corresponding tertiary/VET qualification (such as a Diploma-CPL).

This course is ideal for students needing greater flexibility with full-time or part-time study. The course can be taken over 38 weeks full-time, or spread out part-time for up to 3 years.

On successful completion of the full course, students will attain:

The flight training is conducted in single-engine aircraft. There are two main phases:

  1. from commencement up to the PPL flight test, with approximately 60 hours of dual and solo flying to this point
  2. up to the CPL flight test, with a minimum 150 hours dual and solo flying to this point.

The course is a blend of theoretical, practical and self-guided learning, including:

  • participating in flight training in aircraft and simulators (including some flying on weekends and at night)
  • attending pre and post-flight briefings
  • undertaking guided self-study and assessment preparation
  • taking theory exams (see next section)

The course is primarily in-person (face-to-face) learning with an instructor. Our instructors take the time to understand the individual learning needs of students and assist with individualised instruction, support and flexibility to meet their learning needs and personal circumstances.

Much of the course content is available online and in printed study guides to support student self-study.

There are seven theory subjects to complete for the CPL, each based on topics already encountered during the PPL. The study for each subject is undertaken as self paced learning with learning support and supervision from our instructors.

A key difference between this course and our AVI50215 Diploma in Aviation – Commercial Pilot Licence is this course does not include timetabled theory classes. This course is therefore best suited to students who:

  • want to learn at a time and pace that best suits them
  • are confident to study for theory exams in their own time and do not wish to attend theory classes
  • wish to attain the CASA rating, but not a corresponding vocational education qualification.

To attain the CPL, you will need to :

  • pass a PPL theory exam and a PPL flight test
  • pass 7 x CPL theory exams and a CPL flight test
  • meet the minimum aeronautical experience requirements of 150 hours, which must be conducted using general aviation ‘VH’ registered aircraft. (Flying hours in sport category aircraft such as gliders, ultralights etc. are not applicable.)

This course is offered:

  • as a full-time intensive up to 38 weeks, with five days participation per week (includes your own self-study time); or
  • part time at a pace that suits your availability and budget – for up to a 3 year duration.

The amount of training actually required can be influenced by a student’s existing skills and knowledge and the Chief Flying Instructor (or a delegated instructor) will provide appropriate information and study advice on an individual basis.

  • Flight Training including up to 1:
    • 119 Hours – Cessna 172
    • 29 Hours – Cessna 206
    • 5 Hours – Simulator
  • Pre and post-flight briefings
  • Instructor supervision and guidance
  • Landing fees
  • Study materials and guides
  • Pilot navigation equipment
  • CASA license and testing fees 1



  • TUITION FEES are indicative and cover the inclusions – see above [1,2]
  • EXTERNAL FEES are approximate costs for charts and aeronautical documents, 1 x PPL theory exam, 7 x CPL theory exams, ASIC, aviation medical examination (payable separately to external providers).
  • GST does not apply to this course and is included only where applicable [3]


  • 2 x PPL interstate navigation exercise approx. $250.00 (each)
  • 1 x CPL interstate navigation exercise approx. $500.00
  • headset approx. $500.00
  • pilot uniform set approx.$350.00.
  • Pay-as-you-go
  • Interest-free-payment-plan

Find out more about our payment options

To apply for the course you must be at least 18 years of age.

To commence the course you must:

If you already have a Private Pilot License (PPL) with flying experience spread over a number of years, we suggest you enrol in the CPL Upgrade course. We will take account of the hours and experience you have already attained and create a customised training plan to prepare you for the CPL flight test.

A further option is to attain the CPL through the AVI50219 Diploma in Aviation – Commercial Pilot Licence course. This has the added benefit of structured study and theory classes, a nationally recognised diploma qualification outcome, and it is GST exempt and approved for VET Student Loans.

1 Indicative fees are based on average requirements for attainment. Where a student requires additional flying time, or more that one attempt at a theory test or flight test to achieve the required standard, additional fees will apply.

2 Fees are valid for the stated year-intake only. Fees for future years displayed on this page and in our applications system are provisional and subject to change.

3 GST does not apply to this course and is included only where applicable. This is due to the vocational outcomes of a full CPL course.

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Industry-experienced instructors

Our instructors are also experienced line-pilots

Train in commercial aircraft

Learn in industry-proven C206 and C172 aircraft

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