Flight Instructor Rating Practicum

AVF80006 12.5 Credit Points External Venue


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 183 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods



Higher Ed. Semester 2

20 Jun 22 - 31 Jul 22

16 Aug 22

Last self enrolment:
20 Jun 22

1 Jul 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Jul 22

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

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HT3  Term 3

1 Aug 22 - 11 Sep 22

11 Oct 22

Last self enrolment:
1 Aug 22

12 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22




CASA PIRC theory exam pass

Aims and objectives

To develop advanced knowledge, skills and behaviour to analyse, plan, conduct and review aeronautical knowledge and training for professional flight crew licensing.
To develop the ability to apply suitable instructional techniques to ground and flight training situations.
To demonstrate a consistent high level of aircraft handling.
To plan flight training, conduct the pre-flight briefing and conduct airborne training while managing threats and errors, and conduct post-flight briefing and review training.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a specialised knowledge of the aeronautical subjects from the CASA Part 61 MOS; including the ability to display a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical aspects of the lesson topics and be able to communicate these to students and assessors.
2. Apply correct instructional and facilitation techniques including the use of questioning, teaching aids, preparation, lesson planning, the use of assessment techniques and the management of the learning environment with confidence and fluency of delivery.
3. Apply sound judgment and correct technique applicable to all manoeuvres especially in respect of wind strength, use of power and flap, allowance for drift and landing technique, smoothness and accuracy; in the control of height, airspeed, direction and trim to a level of precision in excess of that required for the Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) qualification.
4. To analyse and assess flight training student responses, review and apply corrective measures where necessary.
5. The ability to perform and learn complex skills including cognitive and developmental issues and observational learning.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the cognitive basis of airmanship through situational awareness, captaincy, prioritisation, load shedding and decision making.
7. To identify and utilise knowledge of rates and stages of learning, enforced automaticity, and foundations of expertise in a flight instructional environment.
8. To develop and use effective course training curricula/syllabus and lesson plans and apply appropriate assessment standards and techniques
9. To demonstrate instructor professionalism, including interpersonal skills, implications of being a role model, self-reflection and self-managed professional development.
10. To demonstrate knowledge of the principles and methods of flight instruction and demonstrate the application of applying different learning styles and instructional methods to ensure learning outcomes