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. 

Course details:

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

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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?


MFS can be found on the VTAC website.

Course code: 9430194042.