If you are interested in obtaining an Australian CASA Commercial Pilot Licence then our Australian partner school located on the Gold Coast in Queensland is the place for you to train!

Conveniently located at the Gold Coast Airport, Air Gold Coast is the longest operating General Aviation business at the airport providing quality Flight Training, Jet Charter and Aircraft Maintenance.

Air Gold Coast is a Registered Training Organisation with CRICOS approval to train international students. The brand new world class training facility together with professional Flight Instructors and staff provide an exciting opportunity to train for your Private or Commercial Pilot Licence.

Air Gold Coast is proud to be an independent provisional VET Student Loan provider and is approved by the Department of Education and Training to offer VET Student Loans to eligible students enrolled in our nationally accredited courses.  For more information about our VET Student Loans courses please click here.

National Training Provider No: 32212
CRICOS Provider No: 03273F


Commercial Pilot Licence Course


Air Gold Coast is proud to welcome all International Students who wish to study at the Gold Coast Queensland, Australia. Air Gold Coast is a Government accredited and registered under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions & Courses for Overseas Students [CRICOS].

We offer full time Commercial Pilot Licence and Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MECIR) designed for international students 18 yrs and above. These  courses integrate flying and ground theory training in our new training school.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be issued with Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) and AVI50408 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flgiht Operations).

We invite you to view the video clips below to find out more about Air Gold Coast Flight Training and our local region.


Air Gold Coast is an exceptional training facility at one of the most exciting airports in Australia.  Students learn in modern facilities, quality aircraft and with professional, friendly instructors.  The team at Air Gold Coast will ensure that you are well prepared to embark on your career as a professional pilot.


Commercial Pilot Licence

Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)

CRICOS Code:093938B


The CPL program is a full time course which runs for 50 weeks. You will hold an Australian Commercial Pilots Licence at the end of your course. Upon graduation, from the CPL program students will be prepared for the real world carrying with them the knowledge and skills required to excel in today’s exciting industry.

When you complete your training, you will be familiar with a number of different aircraft including the Cessna 152, Cessna 172 and Cessna 172RG.  Cessna aircraft are common within the General Aviation industry, and on type experience is always looked upon highly by a potential employer.

AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)
Course Code: 073912M
Course Duration: 50 weeks full time Teaching weeks: 46 weeks Holiday weeks: 4 weeks
Course start dates: 17 Jan 2017, 18 Apr 2017, 18 Jul 2017, 17 Oct 2017
Course Structure: Phase I: Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) 12 weeks
Phase II: Basic Navigation (PPL) 10 weeks
Phase III: Commercial Pilot Licence 24 weeks
Total Tuition Fee: Please email us at fly@flyingstartacc.com for current course fees
Tuition Payment: Fees are to be paid in 3 equal instalments. Please contact us for the Student Handbook for full information on fees, fee instalments and refunds.


Tuition fees include:


  • Group, pre-flight and post-flight briefs
  • 90 dual flying hours
  • 70 solo flying hours
  • 5 hours in simulator
  • All theory courses – Basic Aeronautical Knowledge, Private Pilots Licence, 7 Commercial Pilot subjects
  • Air services and landing charges
  • All text books and supplies
  • Initial issue of pilot uniform
  • Class 1 Medical
  • Aviation Security Identification Card
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority exam fees
  • Approved Testing Officer flight test fees
  • CASA licence fees
  • Non-refundable enrolment fee of $250


Please note: Second and subsequent attempts for exams and flight tests, and any remedial flight training required are an additional student expense, charged at the aircraft and instructor rate per hour of the module or unit of testing.


Non-tuition fees are not included in the above. Please refer to www.immi.gov.au for student visa living cost estimates.


Air Gold Coast incurs additional costs and fees associated with its Federal Government approval to train overseas students and administration in the delivery of training to overseas students. Consequently, included in our course fees are overseas registration fees to cover these costs.


Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating

AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

CRICOS Code: 089866C


Our modern Syllabus has been carefully created by our CFI to ensure that students develop the necessary instrument flying techniques on our state of the art CASA approved IGATE simulator before applying them in flight. Students not only get a good foundation in instrument theory but an unrivalled standard in instrument flying.


The Gold Coast Airport is ideally placed to provide this type of training. There are two airports which have ILS approaches in the local area. There are also airports with VOR, NDB, and GPS/RNAV approaches that are all within a few minutes’ of flight time.


Contact us now for more information on this course or to start your enrolment.