Courses

Skippers Cadetship.

MFS are calling for Expressions of Interest for the 2018 Cadetship Program for Skippers Aviation based in Western Australia.

  • 20–22 month course. 
  • PPL, MECPL, MECIR, MCC, ATPLs, Dash 8 or Brasilia Type Rating.
  • AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)
  • AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
  • 2 year employment (subject to successful completion).
  • This course combines both classroom based ground theory and practical flight training.
  • Applications accepted all year round. 
  • Does not attract Government financial assistance such as VET Fee Help/HECS. 
  • Aviation experience is not required for this program. 
  • How to Apply: Direct Entry.

Sharp Cadetship.

Applications for the 2018 Sharp Airline Cadetship are open.  Interviews are being held now!

Now in its 20th year, MFS together with Sharp Airlines offer the most complete hands-on Cadetship program in Australia. The highly professional instructing team ensure that MFS cadets receive the highest level of training, mentoring and pastoral care at all times during their training.

  • 18–20 month course.
  • PPL, MECPL, MECIR, MCC, ATPLs, Metroliner endorsement.
  • AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)
  • AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
  • 9 month contract as a First Officer (subject to successful completion).
  • This course combines both classroom based ground theory and practical flight training.
  • Full remuneration during the contract period as per the Air Pilots Award.
  • Involvement in a number of industry relevant activities that include time spent at Sharp Airlines in Tasmania or Victoria.
  • How to Apply: Direct Entry.

AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane).

MFS offer students the opportunity to undertake the AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane). This is a full-time and highly structured course. It gives students the opportunity to study and fly with their colleagues which helps to create a supportive environment of professional camaraderie. This course offers students the best possible footing to launch their career into the exciting world of Aviation.

  • AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane), MECPL, Night Rating.
  • Full-time course (18 months plus breaks). 
  • Possible to accelerate this course and complete it in 30 weeks with a 3 week break.
  • How to Apply: VTAC or Direct Entry.

AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating).

The Instrument Rating is one of the most challenging ratings a pilot will undertake in their flying career. It demands concentration, focus and precision every minute of every flight. While it’s possible to do the Instrument Rating in a single engine aeroplane, it has little value for pilots wishing to fly commercially as most employers are looking for the Multi Engine Instrument Rating. 

  • Duration 28 weeks.
  • Conducted in multi-engine Piper Seminole aeroplane type.
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST) free. 
  • Usually taken by students that have completed AVI40108 Cert. IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) or AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane).
  • Does not attract Government financial assistance such as VET Fee Help/HECS.
  • How to Apply: VTAC or Direct Entry.

Multi Crew Co-operation Course.

We offer a CASA Approved MCC course in the state of the art B737 simulator. Our expert MCC instructors have many years of experience in this field and are dedicated to give you the most realistic and informative MCC course experience possible. Our MCC is widely recognised for its excellence in the Commercial Aviation industry. 

  • Includes both classroom theory and simulator time. 
  • All applicants are required to have passed ATPL HUF. 
  • This course combines both classroom based ground theory and practical flight training.
  • Cost of accommodation is not included in the cost of the course. 
  • How to Apply: Direct Entry.


Flight Instructor Rating.

As one of the most trusted positions in the industry Flight Instructors have a very important job in aviation. Flight instructors teach students how to fly using a variety of methods that include textbooks, simulators and practical flight training. Flight Instructors help students gain a thorough understanding of each flight lesson prior to taking to the air and also help prepare the student for the written tests which they can expect to face when applying for their pilot licence.

  • Goods and Services Tax (GST) free. 
  • Courses run throughout the year.
  • This course combines both classroom based ground theory and practical flight training.
  • Potential for employment as an instructor at MFS upon completion.
  • How to Apply: Direct Entry.

Commercial Pilot Licence.

The 200 Hour CPL non-integrated course. This is an ideal course for students wishing to complete their qualification but are unable to attend a structured program.

  • 200 hours of flying experience is required at completion (minimum 100 hours pilot in command and 10 hours instrument time). 
  • Potential to complete in an ad-hoc manner with no specific course of training or instruction. 
  • Students are required to pass the 7 CPL theory examinations in their own time.
  • Exam fees are not included in program cost.
  • Does not attract any Government financial assistance, such as VET Fee Help/HECS). 
  • This course attracts the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • How to Apply: Direct Entry.

Private Pilot Licence and beyond.

MFS have been training pilots to the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) for over 24 years. A PPL provides the freedom to fly to around Australia with passengers weather it's for pleasure or for business.

  • Study full time or part time.
  • Current model Piper training aeroplanes with analogue or glass cockpit.
  • To achieve a PPL students must pass the PPL training program which includes both practical flight training and flight theory subjects as specified by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Part 61 Manual of Standards.
  • Exam fees are not included in program cost.
  • How to Apply: Direct Entry.

VET in schools.

Designed for VCE/VCAL students, this program is intended to open up opportunities in the exciting field of aviation. Students attend theory classes on Wednesdays and continue their practical flying on the weekends.

  • PPL and Twin Endorsement.
  • Option to study for 3 months after school year 12 to complete AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane).
  • Option to undertake AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating).
  • This course combines both classroom based ground theory and practical flight training.
  • An ideal early opportunity to experience what it's like to have a career in aviation.
  • Contributes to VCE/VCAL.
  • Possible to add to ATAR.
  • Pathway into a Higher Education course.
  • Scholarships are available for this program.
  • How to Apply: Direct Entry.

BAK Theory course.

The Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK) course takes students through the theory required for the early stages of flight training. At the end of this course students are ready to sit the pre-solo, pre-area solo and the basic aeronautical knowledge exams. 

  • Study the entire course or individual units.
  • Cost includes all briefs and handouts. 
  • Exam fees are not included in program cost.
  • The BAK workbooks are at an additional cost and can be purchased from the MFS reception.
  • How to Apply: Direct Entry.


PPL Theory course.

This course prepares students for the Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) in accordance with Civil Aviation Safety Authority Part 61 Manual of Standards. Students gain thorough knowledge in flight planning, navigation, meteorology, aerodynamics, aircraft general knowledge and human factors.

  • Study the entire course or individual units.
  • Cost includes all briefs and handouts. 
  • CASA PPL exam is accessible at MFS.
  • Exam fees are not included in program cost.
  • How to Apply: Direct Entry.

Want to know more? Please contact our team directly.