This is a few of the most common questions some of our students in the past have asked, have a read. If you still have questions, please feel free to email email@example.com or call us on +61 3 9580 8822
Our student pilots have access to a pilot lounge, plus a large pilot study area in order to plan their flights and ensure a quiet place to study. Our reception area is usually the hub of activity, with student pilots and instructors constantly coming and going from the flight line. MFS provides access to computer facilities and Wireless Internet, which is available throughout the entire building for weather briefings and submission of flight plans.
A proportion of new pilots will start out as a contractor and not full time. This may mean that your salary will not cover you weekly expenses. So what happens then? At MFS, we have already thought of this and have partnered with Chisholm TAFE to deliver a Certificate III in Tourism as additional study to your CPL training. This course in compulsory for all our CPL students.*
Why you ask? By having this additional qualification it can open opportunities to supplement your income while you’re flying part time. Importantly an aviation operator can see you have additional skills that maybe a direct benefit to their operation. Giving you an advantage over a new pilot with just a commercial pilot licence.
Having this qualification offers the opportunity to network, gain new contacts that may lead to further job prospects in the region.
We know of one operator who, before hiring a new pilot, likes to see them working at a non-aviation related business as it reassures them that you are more likely to stay.
It is important to be able to offer the aviation operator some additional and compelling advantages they will benefit from by hiring you.
*students that already have completed a cert IV or higher this course is optional. Students enrolled in the Sharp Airline’s First Officer Cadetship Program are exempt from doing this course.
To preserve quality training we don’t have 80 students in a class at any one time. Keeping our classes to around 15 students to each group ensures students have plenty of quality time with their instructors. Students are not lost in the crowd but can expect individual attention if need be and are valued as a person. This enables us to achieve a successful rate of approximately 98% of our students obtaining work in the aviation/aerospace industry.
We believe in a positive training environment for all, as this encourages learning, promotes the investigation of new ideas and thinking, interaction with the industry, is supportive & stable and provides equality for all.
Our curriculum is relevant to industry expectations and skill sets. Our students are important to us and are not “just-a-number”. Our Duty of Care is second to none, we understand there will be times when support is needed and we have a range of methods (academic or non-academic) available to help students can achieve their goals.
In addition to our flight training we include a number of industry relevant projects & visits which will enable you to be better prepared for that all important first pilot job.
Commercial Pilot License Students entering into our integrated AVI40108 Cert IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Aeroplane Licence) has the choice of 2 options:
- Option 1. Undertake the full-time course for 30 weeks (plus 3 weeks term break). This is broken down into 3 ten week terms of 5 days per week.
- Option 2. Undertake the part-time course of 50 weeks (plus term breaks). This course is broken down into 5 ten week terms of 3 days per week.
Importantly student complete the course in a twin engine and not a single engine aircraft.
IFR. Students who have completed the above course have the option to undertake the integrated AVI50408 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations). This is conducted in our twin engine Seminole.
Full time student can complete this in 1 ten week 10 weeks (5 days per week) or in 15 weeks (3 days per week).
This full time course has a duration of 8 – 10 weeks full-time.