Aeroplane Theory Courses

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 for course information and entry requirements.

CPL and PPL Theory courses are run independently in order to best suit student needs. All course notes and accessories are available from Townsville Flight Training. The commercial course dates are listed below. The private theory courses are offered on a "as needed" basis. We also offer "one on one" personal theory tuition. If you wish to register your interest in the private course or private tuition or to book a spot in the PPL or commercial theory course, please contact our office on (07) 4772 4997  or by email

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.

Aircraft General Knowledge - 6 days

Aerodynamics - 8 days

Meteorology - 9 days

Navigation - 9 days

Air Law - 9 days

Ops Performance & Planning - 9 days

Human Factors & Limitations - 5 days

TAFE - Diploma of Aviation (Aeroplane)

The course is 9 months full time including all theory and flying (Mon - Fri). We are now taking enrollments for TAFE courses. Please contact the school for more information.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is also offered under TAFE and may reduce the overall time taken to complete the course. Please contact the school for more information.

COURSE DATES (NB - full time attendance Mon to Fri is mandatory)
  • 07 January 2019 - October 2019
  • 01 April 2019 - January 2020

Commercial Licence Theory Courses (non diploma)

Note - The dates for Commercial theory may change without notice due to exam availability, please contact the school prior to attending to confirm start and finish dates for the course.

2019 Commercial Theory Course 1
Human Factors 07 - 14 Jan
Aerodynamics 15 - 25 Jan
AGK 28 Jan - 04 Feb
Meteorology 05 - 15 Feb
Navigation 18 Feb - 01 Mar
Air Law 04 - 15 Mar
Operations 18 - 29 Mar