Flies various types of aircraft, including light planes, helicopters or airline aircraft. They can transport passengers, mail and freight within Australia, internationally on scheduled airline and non-scheduled charter services, or provide other aviation services as required.


Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare flight plans based on weather forecasts and operational information
  • Ensure aircraft is properly loaded for a safe and efficient flight
  • Check fuel and maintenance status, flight controls, instruments and aircraft engines prior to flight
  • Fly aircraft according to established operating and safety procedures under a range of flight conditions, including extreme weather and emergency situations
  • Make sure passengers are correctly informed of emergency procedures and weather conditions, and maintain care of passengers
  • Give in-flight instruction, supervise solo flights, accompany students on training flights and demonstrate techniques for controlling aircraft


Education Pathways: AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)

AVI50315 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter)

AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

AVI60216 Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Pilot in Command)