MFS offer students the opportunity to undertake the AVI50219 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.

Course details:

  • AVI50219 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. Please contact us to apply or for further information about the Diploma of aviation courses.

Minimum entry requirements:

  • Year 12 or higher (Year 11 please contact us directly prior to applying).
    • 18 years old or over.
    • No ATAR score is required to commence this course. 
    • All applicants are required to attend an interview.
  • Other entry requirements:
    • Be able to pass a Class 1 CASA flight medical by a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner.
    • Satisfactory command of the English language (International Students must have a minimum level of .5.5).
    • Obtain a CASA Aviation Security Check (ASIC).

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  • Are you 18 years of age or older?
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident?
  • Are you employed in a full-time, part-time or casual job?
  • Can you demonstrate a capacity to service the loan?
  • Do you have a mobile and email address?



While holidaying in Melbourne back in 2013, I had the great opportunity to go on a ‘Trial Introductory Flight’ at Moorabbin Flying Services (MFS), this was my first interaction with the school. From the warm and friendly welcome that my two friends and I received from Barb at the front desk, followed by the amazing experience of the Trial flight and ending with a chat with one of the flight instructors, my passion to pursue my life’s ambition to be a pilot was reignited that day. I left my country the following year to commence my flight training as a fulltime student with MFS. My time at MFS was an enjoyable and very positive experience. They assisted me in overcoming the challenges I faced as an International student, they structured a suitable training program to keep me progressing and to achieve the standards required. The support I experienced from everyone at MFS, the management, the administrative staff and all the flight instructors is what stands out the most for me. They always found the time to celebrate with me every milestone I achieved and were there to set me straight with the right advice and words of encouragement when times got tough during my training. In particular, I’d like to thank Andrew and Maddy Johnson, Gary Smyth, Mark Darragh, Barb Zanier, Immanuel Bonecker and Chris Surace, their professionalism and genuine dedication to helping me finally achieve my Commercial Pilot Licence was outstanding. All that I have learned at MFS and all the tools given to me throughout my training will without a doubt, help me overcome the challenges I face as my journey in aviation continues in Papua New Guinea. - Sylvia Cyprian


MFS can be found on the VTAC website.

Course code: 9430194042.