Sharp Airline Cadetship

Applications for the 2018 intake are now open! Click here to apply

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 (commencing the second week in January 2018) intake into the cadetship program. Please forward you expression of interest or if you would like further details please send you query to markd@mfs.com.au or contact Mark on (03) 9580 8822.

 

Is your dream job to fly as a commercial pilot for an Airline? Are you interested in applying for an Airline Cadet Program? Do you want to be trained by highly skilled, qualified & supportive professional trainers? Do you want to be a part of a vibrant and exciting team of like-minded people?  Do you want to achieve all of this with one of Australia’s leading Regional Airlines?

Moorabbin Flying Services in conjunction with Sharp Airlines have the perfect solution for you…. The longest running (now in its 20th year) and highly regarded “Sharp Airlines First Officer Cadet Program” will help you realize all of this exciting opportunity in around 14 months*.

Upon the successful graduation of the training Sharp Airlines will be employ you for a 9 month contract as a First Officer with Sharp Airlines. You will be fully remunerated during your contract period as per the Air Pilots Award.

New cadets commence training at MFS undertaking the AVI50215 Diploma 0f Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) and AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) Cadets finalise their training by completing a Multi Crew Co-operation and a number of the key ATPL subjects ( ATPL instruction will be at an additional cost) conducted at our Moorabbin Airport Campus. Metroliner turbo prop endorsement will take place at Ansett Aviation Centre. The total training will take place over a 14 month period*. During your training you will complete a multi-engine commercial pilot licence, night rating, command instrument rating, be involved a number of industry relevant activities and spend time at one of Sharp Airlines offices in either Tasmania or Victoria.

Moorabbin Flying Services together with Sharp Airlines offer the most complete hands-on Cadetship program in Australia. Our highly professional instructing team ensure that cadets receive the highest level of training, mentoring and pastoral care at all times during their training.

Achievements:
Private Pilot Licence
Commercial Pilot Licence
Constant Speed Endorsement
Retractable Undercarriage Endorsement
Night VFR
Multi Engine Class Endorsement

Course Structure for the AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane).

Training will comprise of both Ground Theory and Practical Flight Training

Units of competency studied.

AVIE4001 Maintain aircraft radio communications
AVIY0009 Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
AVIF0014 Manage human factors in aviation operations
AVIF0008 Manage safe flight operations
AVIF0007 Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIH0002 Plan a flight under visual flight rules
AVIH4001 Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
AVIF0011 Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
AVIW4001 Manage pre- and post-flight actions
AVIW5018 Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIY0008 Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
AVIY4001 Control aeroplane on the ground
AVIY4002 Take off aeroplane
AVIY4003 Control aeroplane in normal flight
AVIY4004 Land aeroplane
AVIY0018 Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures
AVIY0019 Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situations
AVIY4007 Manage aircraft fuel
AVIY0005 Operate at a controlled aerodrome
AVIY0004 Operate at non-towered aerodromes
AVIY0003 Operate in Class G airspace
AVIY0002 Operate in controlled airspace
AVIY0001 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIZ4001 Manage situation awareness in aircraft flight
AVILIC0001 Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane
AVIO0002 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
AVIF0004 Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIF0005 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
AVIH4012 Plan a flight under night visual flight rules

 

 

Course Structure for the AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

Achievements:

  • Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating
  • Units of competency studied.
    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
    AVIY5023 Operate a multi-engine aeroplane

 

 

 

  • Other CASA training courses taken as part of the cadets program
  • Multi Crew Coordination – MCC course
  • Metroliner Turboprop Endorsement

Duration:

Full Time  5 weeks

  • Achievements:

Turboprop Endorsement

  • Contents:
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Engineering Ground School
  • CAO 20.11 Training
You can submit an application for Cadetship through our online application process – Click Here.

Applicants are invited to inspect our facilities at Moorabbin Airport. Appointments can be organized by contacting admin@mfs.com.au
Applicants applying for the cadetship are not required to have any previous aviation experience, but are required to have:
Passed Year 12 with passes in English, Mathematics (Methods or equivalent) and Physics
Be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency.

Applications are accepted all year round, with formal interviews undertaken at our Moorabbin campus at various times throughout the year.
The course does not attract any Government financial assistance, such as VET Fee Help / HECS.

At the interview applicants are expected to provide:
A resume
School results
Logbook (if flight training has already been undertaken)
I.D (copy of either: Birth Certificate (full extract), current passport. If you have changed your name you will also need the appropriate supporting documentation.

Academic Requirement

To satisfy course entry requirements domestic students must:

  • Attend an interview with the Course Development Manager & a representative from Sharp Airlines in order to assess student’s skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a chosen course

And

  •  Provide proof of completion of :
  • minimum Year 12 or accepted equivalent
  • or sit an LLN exam
  • recognition of previous experience (through recognition of prior learning)

 

Other requirements

  • On commencement of the course students will be required to obtain a Class 1 medical assessment provided by an accredited aviation medical examiner              
Terms and Conditions:

Accommodation
Cadets typically share accommodation for approx. $100 – 150 per week depending on location, size of house, facilities etc. We can provide rental lists and assistance if required.

Books and Equipment 
Text books and navigation equipment are only supplied for those cadets undertaking the Full-time Commercial course. Cadets will be required to provide their own stationery.

Contract 
All cadets will be required to sign a commercial pilot cadetship agreement.

Dress 
While training for a Commercial Pilots Licence cadets are required to wear full uniform. Foot wear is to be organized and provided at the cadet’s expense. Orders for uniform can be placed through our head office.

Insurance 
All cadets are covered for third party and damage to equipment whilst undergoing training in MFS and Sharp Airlines aircraft. Personal cover can be arranged through your own insurance agency if necessary.

Standards and Fees 
Prices and training schedules are estimates only based on the Civil Aviation Safety Authority guide-lines. MFS endeavours to keep the training in line with these prices and schedules, however any additional flying required in excess of the specified hours to meet the required standard will be at additional cost. Throughout the training cadets are required to demonstrate a high degree of academic skill and airmanship. If at any time during the course it is the opinion of the Chief Flying Instructor that a cadet is not meeting the requirements of the course then their position will be reviewed. If a cadetship is terminated for any reason the balance of the course fees will be refunded within 14 days once the cadets hours and other expenses have been reconciled.

Course cost: Cost on Application

*(dependant on weather conditions and the availability of the Metroliner training segment of the course).
MFS offers students the opportunity to undertake the AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane). This full time course runs for 52 weeks (plus breaks) and at the conclusion of the course graduating students will receive their AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane), a Commercial Pilots licence, Twin Endorsement & a Night Rating. The Certificate IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Aeroplane Licence) will give you an added advantage when applying for your first job as a commercial pilot.
Students are able to accelerate this course and complete in 30 weeks with 3 weeks break
Because the Certificate IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Aeroplane Licence) is a fulltime and highly structured course, it gives students the opportunity to study and fly with their colleagues, helping to create a supporting environment of professional comradery. This offers students the best possible footing to launch their career into the exciting world of Aviation.
The course does not attract any Government financial assistance, such as VET Fee Help / HECS).
The course compromises practical flying (a minimum of 150 hours flight hours in our Piper Warrior III’s and Piper Seminole aircraft), one-on-one briefings and ground theory and is GST free.
Please note; The Sharp Airline Cadetship program runs for 14 months due to the special requirements as stipulated by Sharp Airlines who operate their Fairchild MetroLiner aircraft. Please refer to the Sharp Airlines’ Cadetship page for further details.
For more information on our AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane ) course, please contact us via our website, or telephone on (03) 9580 8822.

Selection Process and Criteria
Applicants are invited to inspect our facilities at Moorabbin Airport. Appointments can be organized by contacting admin@mfs.com.au

Applicants applying for the cadetship are not required to have any previous aviation experience, but are required to have:

Passed Year 12 with passes in English, Mathematics (Methods or equivalent) and Physics

Be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency.

Applications are accepted all year round, with formal interviews undertaken at our Moorabbin campus at various times throughout the year.

The course does not attract any Government financial assistance, such as VET Fee Help / HECS.

At the interview applicants are expected to provide:

A resume

School results

Logbook (if flight training has already been undertaken)

I.D (copy of either: Birth Certificate (full extract), current passport. If you have changed your name you will also need the appropriate supporting documentation.

 

Qualifications achieved during the cadetship

AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)

AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

Course Structure for the AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)

Achievements:

  • Private Pilot Licence
  • Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Constant Speed Endorsement
  • Retractable Undercarriage Endorsement
  • Night VFR
  • Multi Engine Class Endorsement

Contents:

Units of competency studied.

 

AVIE4001 Maintain aircraft radio communications
AVIY0009 Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations
AVIF0014 Manage human factors in aviation operations
AVIF0008 Manage safe flight operations
AVIF0007 Implement threat and error management strategies
AVIH0002 Plan a flight under visual flight rules
AVIH4001 Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules
AVIF0011 Manage aircraft passengers and cargo
AVIW4001 Manage pre- and post-flight actions
AVIW5018 Operate and manage aircraft systems
AVIY0008 Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations
AVIY4001 Control aeroplane on the ground
AVIY4002 Take off aeroplane
AVIY4003 Control aeroplane in normal flight
AVIY4004 Land aeroplane
AVIY0018 Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures
AVIY0019 Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situations
AVIY4007 Manage aircraft fuel
AVIY0005 Operate at a controlled aerodrome
AVIY0004 Operate at non-towered aerodromes
AVIY0003 Operate in Class G airspace
AVIY0002 Operate in controlled airspace
AVIY0001 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments
AVIZ4001 Manage situation awareness in aircraft flight
AVILIC0001 Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane
AVIO0002 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
AVIF0004 Implement aviation risk management processes
AVIF0005 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes
AVIH4012 Plan a flight under night visual flight rules

 

 

 

Course Structure for the AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

Achievements:

  • Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating

Units of competency studied.

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
AVIY5023 Operate a multi-engine aeroplane

 

 

 

  • Other CASA training courses taken as part of the cadets program
  • Multi Crew Coordination – MCC course
  • Metroliner Turboprop Endorsement

Duration:

Full Time  5 weeks

  • Achievements:

Turboprop Endorsement

  • Contents:
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Engineering Ground School
  • CAO 20.11 Training

Terms and Conditions:

Accommodation
Cadets typically share accommodation for approx. $100 – 150 per week depending on location, size of house, facilities etc. We can provide rental lists and assistance if required.

Books and Equipment 
Text books and navigation equipment are only supplied for those cadets undertaking the Full-time Commercial course. Cadets will be required to provide their own stationery.

Contract 
All cadets will be required to sign a commercial pilot cadetship agreement.

Dress 
While training for a Commercial Pilots Licence cadets are required to wear full uniform. Foot wear is to be organized and provided at the cadet’s expense. Orders for uniform can be placed through our head office.

Insurance 
All cadets are covered for third party and damage to equipment whilst undergoing training in MFS and Sharp Airlines aircraft. Personal cover can be arranged through your own insurance agency if necessary.

Standards and Fees 
Prices and training schedules are estimates only based on the Civil Aviation Safety Authority guide-lines. MFS endeavours to keep the training in line with these prices and schedules, however any additional flying required in excess of the specified hours to meet the required standard will be at additional cost. Throughout the training cadets are required to demonstrate a high degree of academic skill and airmanship. If at any time during the course it is the opinion of the Chief Flying Instructor that a cadet is not meeting the requirements of the course then their position will be reviewed. If a cadetship is terminated for any reason the balance of the course fees will be refunded within 14 days once the cadets hours and other expenses have been reconciled.

Course cost: Cost on Application

*(dependant on weather conditions and the availability of the Metroliner training segment of the course).
MFS offers students the opportunity to undertake the AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane ). This full time course runs for 52 weeks (plus breaks) and at the conclusion of the course graduating students will receive their AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane ), a Commercial Pilots licence, Twin Endorsement & a Night Rating. The AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) will give you an added advantage when applying for your first job as a commercial pilot.
Students are able to accelerate this course and complete in 30 weeks with 3 weeks break
Because the Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) is a fulltime and highly structured course, it gives students the opportunity to study and fly with their colleagues, helping to create a supporting environment of professional comradery. This offers students the best possible footing to launch their career into the exciting world of Aviation.
The course does not attract any Government financial assistance, such as VET Fee Help / HECS).
The course compromises practical flying (a minimum of 150 hours flight hours in our Piper Warrior III’s and Piper Seminole aircraft), one-on-one briefings and ground theory and is GST free.
Please note; The Sharp Airline Cadetship program runs for 14 months due to the special requirements as stipulated by Sharp Airlines who operate their Fairchild MetroLiner aircraft. Please refer to the Sharp Airlines’ Cadetship page for further details.
For more information on our AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane  course, please contact us via our website, or telephone on (03) 9580 8822.
International students please download our prospectus
Australian students please download our prospectus