Commercial Pilot Licence - Overview

A Commercial Pilot Licence allows you to act as a pilot in command of an aircraft in various private and commercial operations. The Commercial Pilot Licence consolidates what you have previously learnt but to a higher level.

This course is also offered as part of our Airline Cadet Program. Please see here for more information.


To be eligible to hold a Commercial Pilot Licence you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Speak, read and understand English at a minimum of aviation level 4 English language proficiency
  • Hold or be eligible for a flight radiotelephone licence
  • Pass the 7 CPL written examinations set by CASA
  • Pass a Class 1 medical exam with a designated aviation medical examiner
  • Meet aeronautical experience requirements of at least 200 hours flight time including:
    • at least 190 hours of flight time as a pilot*
    • at least 100 hours of flight time as a pilot in command for an aeroplane*
    • at least 20 hours of cross-country flight time as a pilot in command for an aeroplane*
    • at least 10 hours of instrument time*
    • at least 5 hours of instrument flight time in an aeroplane*

Hours already accrued toward Recreational Pilot Certificate and Recreational Pilot Licence may be credited toward the CPL course.

* Minimum CASA hour requirements. 

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