Upcoming Course Dates

Most courses through Townsville Flight Training are structured to start with any required theory components. We offer theory courses covering PPL, CPL and IREX syllabus at our dedicated training facility. All study materials/course notes and accessories are available from Townsville Flight Training. In most cases, students can also start outside of the set course start dates. Theory courses are only available to students who are also undertaking flight training through TFT.

Commercial Pilot Licence Course Start Dates

Upcoming 2021 courses:

  • Monday, 5th April (induction on the Friday 2nd)
  • Monday, 28th June (induction on Friday 25th)
  • Monday, 27th September (induction on Friday 24th)  

A full timetable of 2020 & 2021 Commercial Theory subjects dates is listed below.

AVI50219 - Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane)

The AVI50219 - Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) is delivered on behalf of TAFE Queensland. Townsville Flight Training provides training and assessment of this accredited qualification for TAFE Queensland RTO 0275 who will award this qualification/statement of attainment. Visit https://tafeqld.edu.au/courses/18699/diploma-of-aviation-commercial-pilot-licence-aeroplane for course information and entry requirements. 

Diploma of Aviation & CPL courses are run concurrently with the same start dates.

Upcoming 2021 courses:

  • Monday, 5th April (induction on the Friday 2nd)
  • Monday, 28th June (induction on Friday 25th)
  • Monday, 27th September (induction on Friday 24th)  

Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) Course Start Dates

Upcoming 2021 courses (courses start with IREX theory):

  • Monday, 8th March
  • Monday, 3rd May
  • Monday, 5th July
  • Monday, 6th September
  • Monday, 8th November

AVI50519 - Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

The AVI50519 - Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) is delivered on behalf of TAFE Queensland. Townsville Flight Training provides training and assessment of this accredited qualification for TAFE Queensland RTO 0275 who will award this qualification/statement of attainment. Visit https://tafeqld.edu.au/courses/18989/diploma-of-aviation-instrument-rating for course information and entry requirements. 

Diploma of Aviation & MEIR courses are run concurrently with the same start dates.

Upcoming 2021 courses (courses start with IREX theory):

  • Monday, 8th March
  • Monday, 3rd May
  • Monday, 5th July
  • Monday, 6th September
  • Monday, 8th November

Private Pilot Licence Theory Courses

Private theory courses are offered on an 'as needed' basis - please get in touch if you have any specific dates in mind. Register your interest here.

One on One Tutoring

We also offer "one on one" personal theory tuition outside of class hours.

If you would like more information on our courses, or book a spot in a CPL, PPL or IREX course, please contact our office on (07) 4772 4997  or use our enquiry form.


CPL Theory Course Content

The full time theory courses run for 12 weeks, Mon to Fri.

Private tuition is available 7 days a week. Prior bookings are essential and is dependent on availability.

  • Human Factors & Limitations - 4-5 days
  • Aerodynamics - 8-10 days
  • Aircraft General Knowledge - 5-6 days
  • Meteorology - 8-9 days
  • Air Law - 8-9 days
  • Navigation - 8-9 days
  • Ops Performance & Planning - 8-9 days


2021 Commercial Theory Subject Dates

Subject dates below include exam days. Classes are run as normal on public holidays. Please note that exams may be scheduled on a weekend.

CPL #1 2021 (January intake)
Human Factors 11 - 18 Jan
Aerodynamics 19 - 30 Jan
Aircraft General Knowledge 1 - 8 Feb
Meteorology 9 - 20 Feb
Air Law 22 Feb - 6 Mar
Navigation 2 - 20 Mar
Operations & Performance 22 Mar - 1 Apr  (exams 6-7th Apr due to Easter)

CPL #2 2021 (March intake)
Human Factors 5 - 12 Apr
Aerodynamics 13 - 24 Apr
Aircraft General Knowledge 26 Apr - 4 May
Meteorology 5 - 15 May
Air Law 17 - 29 May
Navigation 31 May - 12 Jun
Operations & Performance 14 - 26 Jun

CPL #3 2021 (June intake)
Human Factors 28 Jun - 5 Jul
Aerodynamics 6 - 17 Jul
Aircraft General Knowledge 19 - 26 Jul
Meteorology 27 Jul - 7 Aug
Air Law 9 - 21 Aug
Navigation 23 Aug - 4 Sep
Operations & Performance 6 - 18 Sep

CPL #4 2021 (September intake)
Human Factors 27 Sep - 2 Oct
Aerodynamics 4 - 16 Oct
Aircraft General Knowledge 18 - 25 Oct
Meteorology 26 Oct - 6 Nov
Air Law 8 - 20 Nov
Navigation 22 Nov- 4 Dec
Operations & Performance 6 - 18 Dec