AVI50415 – Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
CRICOS Course Code 089859B
Provided by Becker Helicopter Services Pty Ltd – RTO Number 5446 – CRICOS Provider Code 01742J
If a participant elects to complete all units, then the course will take 26 weeks to complete, based on 20 scheduled course hours per week.
26 weeks (comprises 16 weeks of teaching and 10 weeks of holidays)
- AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
- Statement of Attainment (list the units successfully completed as part of the Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) qualification.)
On completion of the Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating), to obtain an Instrument Rating issued by the authority of CASA, you will also need to:
- pass the CASA Instrument theory exam (IREX)
- meet the minimum flight hours requirements, and
- pass a flight test conducted by a CASA approved Flight Examiner.
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Plan a navigation flight under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
- Navigate aircraft – IFR
- Operate and manage aircraft systems
- Conduct full instrument panel manoeuvres
- Conduct limited panel manoeuvres
- Perform an instrument arrival
- Perform instrument departure – non published procedure
- Perform visual circling approach
- Entry Requirements
Prior to commencing this course, you need to have:
- Appropriate helicopter pilot qualifications and experience; and
- Pass a Class Two Medical; and
- Demonstrated General English Language Proficiency by having:
– successfully completed a CASA General English Language Proficiency (GELP) Assessment, or
– attained an Aviation English Language Proficiency (AELP) level of ICAO 3 or higher, issued by a CASA approved Language test centre (for ICAO assessment).
NOTE: Conditional Entry may be authorised by the Chief Pilot if a Level 2 English Language Proficiency is demonstrated during a BHS administered General English Language assessment, subject to on-going integrated English language training of a minimum of 5 hours per week until a Level 3 (GELP or ICAO 3) as been attained, and subject to no solo flight until a Level 3 (GELP or ICAO 3) General English Language proficiency as been attained.
- must meet Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) requirements as determined by Becker Helicopters Chief Pilot.
Appropriate helicopter pilot qualifications and experience, including either a:
- AVI40208 – Certificate IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Helicopter Licence) or higher qualification, or
- Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopters) (with a CASA Certificate of Validation for overseas licences), or
- Recognition of Prior Learning sufficient to be equivalent to a Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopters).
There are no pre-requisites qualifications required for this course.
Note: Please make sure you meet the Entry Requirements for this course.
- Course Variations
Flights hours will vary depending on previous experience, and electives. Flight hours may vary from 20 to 40 instrument flight hours with up to 50% simulated flight hours plus 2 hours for the Flight Test. We anticipate a minimum of 350-400 hours of supervised and/or non supervised learning during the course. You will need to allow time for study, practice and flight planning.
The flying component of this course is normally completed in a Bell 206BIII helicopter, which is a 5 seater turbine aircraft.
This course may also be completed in the following aircraft, however, the course costs may vary depending on the type of aircraft selected:
- Bell 206BIII Jet Ranger (5 seater, turbine helicopter, the workhorse of helicopters).
- Eurocopter AS350D (5 seater, turbine helicopter)
- Agusta 109E Power (7 seater, turbine, twin engine helicopter)
This course may also utilise a Flight Simulation Training Device, which is based on the Bell 206BIII aircraft.
You will normally select the aircraft you want to complete the training in at the time of enrolment, as it directly affects the course costs. You may change the aircraft you conduct the training in, as long as the request is made in writing, and that you acknowledge the change in course costs writing.
- Course Units
Diploma of Aviation – Course Units
The table below lists the course units and competencies for the Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating). It also identifies the lesson in which these competencies are assessed.
Note: Please refer to the course syllabus for a detailed list of lessons covered in this course, including the flight hours in the Simulator, Dual and Solo/Pilot in Command (PIC).
AVIF0007 – Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIF0008 – Manage safe flight operations
AVIH0005 – Plan a flight under instrument flight rules
AVIH5017 – Navigate aircraft under instrument flight rules
AVIW5018 – Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIY0001 – Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIY0013 – Conduct a 2D instrument approach
AVIY0022 – Perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures
AVIY5024 – Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night
AVIY5027 – Perform non published instrument departure procedures
AVIY5028 – Perform published instrument departure procedures
AVIY5033 – Perform visual circling approach
AVIY0014 – Conduct a 3D instrument approach
AVIY5034 – Conduct a 2D non – directional beacon instrument approach
AVIY5035 – Conduct a 2D very high frequency omni – directional radio range instrument approach
AVIY5036 – Conduct a 3D instrument landing system instrument approach
AVIY5037 – Conduct a 2D distance measuring equipment global navigation satellite system instrument approach
AVIY5038 – Conduct a 2D global navigation satellite system non – precision instrument approach
AVIY5065 – Operate a multi – engine helicopter