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

AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) Sept 18 (pdf)


MFS can be found on the VTAC website.

Course code: 9430194042.