Learning to fly - your options

 CAE Oxford

The Moorabbin campus of CAE Oxford partners with Swinburne University of Technology to deliver the only bachelor degree level flying course in Victoria.

Students split their time between Swinburne and CAE Oxford Aviation Academy covering the academic units of their course at Hawthorn and completing flying theory and flying training at Moorabbin Airport.

The program incorporates:

  • Private Pilot License
  • Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating
  • Aerobatics
  • Flight Instructor Rating or Multi Crew Cooperation and Jet Orientation Course
  • Frozen ATPL
Applications for this program must be made directly with Swinburne University of Technology.

Soar Aviation

Soar Advanced Flight Training (SAFT) has joined forces with Box Hill Institute to deliver the Diploma of Aviation. Theory classes are held two nights a week at Box Hill Institute, while flight training is completed at Moorabbin Airport. Course duration is two years, part time.


Upon successful completion of the AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane), students will be awarded Diploma competencies, and be eligible to undertake the CASA licence tests for the following qualifications:


  • Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)
  • Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)

The following endorsements will also be achieved:

  • Propellor Pitch Control Endorsement (CSU Endorsement)
  • Night Flying Rating (NVFR Rating)


Also offered is the AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating), which incorporates:


  • Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR)


VET FEE-HELP is available. For more information, including how to apply, visit the SAFT website.