Credit transfer for overseas students

Version 1.1 | 11/07/2017

This information applies to overseas students only.

According to the National Code 2007, course credit is defined as ‘Exemption from enrolment in a particular part of the course as a result of previous study, experience or recognition of a competency currently held. This Includes academic credit and recognition of prior learning.’

AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)

We do not offer course credit to overseas students undertaking this course. This is due to the complexity and cost of converting licences and/or prior study from other countries to comply with Australian aviation licensing and standards, which generally outweighs the benefits of undertaking the course in full. Therefore, students must complete the entire course including all learning and assessment. This ensures that all students who successfully complete the course attain a consistent level of knowledge and skills to the required Australian standards.

Students who have completed some prior study or aviation training in another country may progress through some parts of the course more rapidly than is normally expected. This will benefit the student in maintaining their required level of progress and completing the course within time limits. Our enrolment and induction process, and one-to-one learning and assessment with our instructors, supports this personalised approach to learning and progression.

AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

International students who wish to enrol in this diploma course only, must have a current Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). This is an entry requirement for the diploma course.

Students who have an existing CPL from another country may (subject to our approval) undertake this diploma course and at the same time convert their existing overseas licence to an Australian licence. The student may need to pass some required theory exam/s and a flight test while they are undertaking the Instrument Rating diploma with us. We can arrange for the exam/s and the flight test to be integrated into a student’s study program. Please note that this will incur some further costs for the student that are additional to the standard cost of the diploma course.

CASA provides information on converting an overseas licence to an Australian licence: