Guide To Our Courses – Par Avion Flight Training

Par Avion Flight Training

Guide To Our Courses

A guide to our courses

Choose the right course for you

The range of courses and options available can seem a bit daunting at first. But don’t worry, help is at hand! This guide provides an overview and initial guidance on which course might best suit your goals and circumstances.

Plus, our friendly staff are available to answer your questions and provide further guidance seven days a week.

If you’re new to the world of flying and wondering where to start, please read our advice on ‘Which training path?‘ first.

If you’re unsure of any of the terms on this page, please see the glossary at the bottom of the page.

Types of courses and outcomes

We offer three types of courses:

DIPLOMA COURSES are nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training courses. Students graduate with a nationally recognised diploma qualification. A diploma course also includes relevant CASA qualification/s (eg a licence) which are integrated into the course.

CASA COURSES include our licences, endorsements, and ratings courses. Students who successfully complete a course are issued their licence, endorsement, and/or rating by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

OTHER COURSES are short courses and workshops with one-off enrolments. Course outcomes may include a non-accredited Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Attendance.

Key features and benefits

Diploma courses

  • Full-time study and attendance
    (note: our Dip.CPL course has a part-time option)
  • Enrolment at specific intake points each year
  • Course duration is generally 3 to 10 months
  • Includes timetabled theory classes, which are mandatory
  • Scheduled learning with small-group classes; self-study; one-to-one instructor led briefings, simulator time, and flight time
  • Study guides and online study materials included 
  • Exams and flight tests included
  • Available to eligible domestic students
  • Some courses available to overseas students (Student Visa required)
  • VET Student Loans available to eligible domestic students

CASA courses

  • Full-time or part-time/self-paced
  • Enrolment at any time of the year (subject to availability)
  • Full-time course duration (generally):
    • Licences – 3 to 6 months
    • Endorsements – 1 to 5 days
    • Ratings – 1 to 6 weeks
  • Blended learning with self-study; one-to-one instructor led briefings, simulator time and flight time
  • Self-paced study guides and materials included
  • Flight tests included
  • Available to eligible domestic students
  • Some courses available to overseas students with general visas
  • Flexible payment options available

Other courses

  • Full-time, short-term attendance
  • Enrolment at any time of the year (subject to availability)
  • Duration is generally 1/2 day to 2 days
  • Workshop style learning
  • Study materials included (where relevant)
  • Flexible payment options available

Best suited for ...

Diploma courses

New students and qualified pilots who:

  • prefer to learn in a structured learning environment with other students
  • prefer timetabled theory classes
  • want to attain qualifications in the shortest time possible
  • seeking a nationally recognised vocational Diploma, and a relevant CASA licence, endorsement and rating
  • wish to defer their tuition fees to a VET Student Loan

Overseas students who intend to enter Australia on a full Student Visa.

CASA courses

New students and qualified pilots who:

  • prefer to learn at a time and pace that suits them
  • can self-manage their learning and time
  • can study for theory exams in their own time
  • seeking a CASA licence, endorsement or rating outcome only
  • can pay tuition fees up-front or during the course

Overseas students who intend to enter Australia on a short-term / general visa.

Other courses

General students who:

  • are seeking a short-term learning outcome or certification 
  • prefer a workshop learning environment
  • can pay tuition fees up-front

There's a page for every course

Each course has a dedicated page with detailed information. Please browse the relevant course-page before you contact us or apply for a course. 

Diploma courses

CASA courses

Other courses

There are no other courses currently available.

Glossary of key terms

Domestic students are Australian citizens or permanent residents

Duration is the number of weeks or months a course generally takes

Full-time study is generally onsite, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Overseas students are not Australian citizens or permanent residents and enter Australia:

  • on a Student Visa and may enrol in Diploma Courses approved for overseas students
  • on other visas and may enrol in CASA Courses or Other Courses compatible with their visa conditions and length-of-stay in Australia

VET Student Loans are government study loans available on approved courses to eligible domestic students – read more

Vocational Education and Training (VET) – see information from Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

Find out about further study pathways with the University of Tasmania – course articulation and study credit available. Read more…

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Why study here?

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Take the next step

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Please contact us if you have any  questions.

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