Aeroplane Theory Courses

Townsville Flight Training offers theory courses covering PPL and CPL syllabus at our dedicated training facility. CPL and PPL Theory courses are run independently in order to best suit student needs, with all study material, course notes, and accessories available from Townsville Flight Training. Upcoming commercial course & subject dates are listed below. 

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 CPL theory course, please contact our office on (07) 4772 4997  or by email [email protected]

Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) AVI50215

The Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane) AVI50215 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.

Private Pilot Licence Theory Course Dates

  • 3 February - 28 February 2020 - enrolments are open now!

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

2020 Commercial Pilot Licence Course Start Dates

  • 6 January 2020
  • 30 March 2020
  • 29 June 2020
  • 28 September 2020

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


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
  • Navigation - 8-9 days
  • Ops Performance & Planning - 8-9 days
  • Air Law - 8-9 days


2020 Commercial Theory Subject Dates
CPL #1 2020 (January intake)
Human Factors 6 - 13 Jan
Aerodynamics 14 - 24 Jan
Aircraft General Knowledge 27 Jan - 3 Feb
Meteorology 4 - 14 Feb
Navigation 17 - 28 Feb
Operations 2 - 13 Mar
Law 16 - 27 Mar

CPL #2 2020 (March intake)
Human Factors 30 Mar - 6 Apr
Aerodynamics 7 - 17 Apr
Aircraft General Knowledge 20 - 27 Apr
Meteorology 28 Apr - 8 May
Navigation 11 - 22 May
Operations 25 May - 5 Jun
Law 8 - 19 Jun

CPL #3 2020 (June intake)
Human Factors 29 Jun - 6 Jul
Aerodynamics 7 - 17 Jul
Aircraft General Knowledge 20 - 27 Jul
Meteorology 28 Jul - 7 Aug
Navigation 10 - 21 Aug
Operations 24 Aug - 4 Sep
Law 7 - 18 Sep

CPL #4 2020 (September intake)
Human Factors 28 Sep - 5 Oct
Aerodynamics 6 - 16 Oct
Aircraft General Knowledge 19 - 26 Oct
Meteorology 27 Oct - 6 Nov
Navigation 9 - 20 Nov
Operations 23 Nov- 4 Dec
Law 7 - 18 Dec