Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instruction)


A specialist qualification for the aviation industry. Successful completion will require competency in units that relate to work defined as aligned at AQF Level 6. Qualifications should be structured to align with applicable licensing and regulatory requirements.

The application of a significant range of fundamental principles and complex techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of contexts in relation to either varied or highly specific functions. Contribution to the development of a broad plan, budget or strategy is involved and accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving the outcomes is involved, knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others. Applications involve significant judgement in planning, design, technical or leadership/guidance functions related to products, services, operations or procedures.


Requirements for completion of the qualification:

A successful assessment outcome for a total of at least 15 units comprising:

10 core units listed below


5 elective units. At least 3 of the elective units must be selected from the elective units list below. Up to 2 elective units with appropriate contextualisation may be selected from any currently endorsed national Training Package or accredited course. Where the choice of a unit from another currently endorsed national Training Package or accredited course is made, this unit must come from a qualification or course at Diploma or above and must contribute towards the vocational outcome of the qualification.

Core Units




Training and Assessment

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Design and develop learning strategies

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Maintain and enhance professional practice

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Design and develop learning programs

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Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills


Leadership and Supervision

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Manage flight training

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Manage people performance

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Develop teams and individuals

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Lead and coordinate assessment systems and services

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Lead and conduct training and/or assessment evaluations


Administration and Finance

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Manage and monitor business or records systems

Elective Units





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Recruit, select and induct staff

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Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities

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Ensure team effectiveness

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Manage industrial relations

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Conduct career guidance interview



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Participate in a quality audit


Training and Assessment

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Operate a simulator

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Facilitate training in a synthetic environment

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Deliver operational flight management training

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Develop training and/or assessment organisational policies and procedures

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Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

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Provide advanced facilitation to support learning

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Design and develop learning resources

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Prepare a tender bid

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Manage contracted work

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Facilitate group processes

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Analyse and apply sustainability skills to learning programs


Leadership and Supervision

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Determine and manage scope of training and/or assessment services

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Lead a team to foster innovation

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Lead and coordinate training services


Administration and Finance

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Manage budgets and financial plans


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements:

Entrants to the Advanced Diploma must have the core units of competency of the AVI50510 Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor) or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for

AVI60110A dvanced Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instruction)

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the Aviation Industry for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Apply high level language and literacy skills including the ability to communicate effectively and to develop and enhance student performance

Establish and maintain strategies for communication and networking

Listen to and interpret complex verbal information related to flight training including the clarification and confirmation of work requirements and the receiving of operational feedback

Read and interpret applicable regulations, policy documents, flight plans, training plans, safety management systems, charts, project plans, etc.

Write complex documents including preparing reports, plans, specifications and technical reports

Responsibly negotiate complex issues with others in the course of flight training including obtaining information necessary to achieve training objectives and negotiating processes and procedures appropriate to statutory and legal requirements

Implement communication systems, protocols and procedures

Use networks including active involvement in professional networks and the building of relationships to provide benefits for the individual, the team and the organisation

Use advanced facilitation techniques with students and training staff

Determine training needs and prepare proposals and written reports to meet client needs

Consult via interviews, meetings, etc.


Provide management and leadership of flight training staff and students

Coordinate training and assessment systems

Coach, mentor and give feedback to flight training staff and students

Provide information, instruction and training where required

Manage the avoidance and prevention of harassment of others in the workplace

Provide collaborative facilitation to assist others to improve their performance in the flight training environment

Organise and manage training staff to meet client needs based on skills and personal attributes

Develop and evaluate learning programs customised for individual or group needs

Work collaboratively with stakeholders in the flight training context

Maintain effective relationships with staff, students and stakeholders

Work with others of different ages, gender, race, religion, culture etc.

Problem solving

Design training programs and learning strategies based on characteristics of individuals or target groups

Calculate, identify and manage resource issues related to training, i.e. facilities, equipment, staff, time and cost

Manage flight training including identifying and assessing hazards and ensuring there are plans or processes to manage identified risks, monitoring issues which arise in the course of operations and implementing and applying risk management systems

Manage hazards and risks in complex and diverse situations that may occur in the course of flight training

Conduct risk analyses and contingency planning for new and existing training delivery

Respond to changes in environment or circumstances, coordinate requirements, evaluate and monitor ongoing performance

Investigate, analyse and evaluate scope of training services

Show independence and initiative in identifying problems and solving them

Review systems and plans.

Initiative and enterprise

Develop innovative and responsive approaches to improve professional practice which motivate and engage staff and students

Modify activities dependent on differing work situations and contingencies

Monitor and improve work practices to enhance inclusivity and learning

Take appropriate initiatives in complex and diverse situations such as those above

Recognise and respond to changes in internal and external operating environments

Manage continuous improvement processes including exploring options and evaluating processes to ensure continuous improvement

Role model, develop and promote innovation

Translate ideas into action including applying consultative processes, developing plans, applying new technologies and concepts

Value input from staff and students

Manage and lead the response to any contingencies and changes in equipment, standard operating procedures and the working environment

Apply design skills to develop innovative and flexible cost effective programs.

Planning and organising

Manage operations and develop policies, procedures, emergency plans and systems and maintain appropriate documentation

Manage systems and procedures for maintaining compliance with applicable regulations and codes of practice

Manage workplace security, fatigue management systems and safety management systems (where applicable)

Monitor, evaluate and report on training, operational performance and compliance

Collect, research, read, analyse, interpret and organise information for a range of purposes including meeting compliance and other legal requirements required for the conduct of flight training

Determine training schedules, maintenance and resource requirements applicable to the conduct of flight training

Plan, prioritise and organise workflow

Interpret collected evidence and make judgements of competency

Manage the planning and assessment of risks in flight training

Manage time and priorities in the course of flight training

Ensure feedback and other data contribute to improvements in training and operational effectiveness

Work with clients in designing learning programs that address individual and/or group needs

Determine training schedules, human, physical and material resources required for learning and assessment.

Self management

Interpret and apply relevant regulations and instructions

Ensure ethical, legal and organisational requirements underpin all training and operational practices

Establish and manage staff work plans and schedules

Reflect on, evaluate and monitor own professional performance

Role model high standards of performance, inclusiveness, professionalism and participate in professional development activities

Take responsibility for staff meeting work objectives

Have confidence in own vision and goals

Develop trust and confidence in staff and other stakeholders

Maintain effective networks.


Develop and extend own expertise in facilitation

Source opportunities including researching information and accessing policies and frameworks to maintain currency and increase own of knowledge and skills

Adapt to any changes in systems, equipment and procedures and the workplace operating environment

Be open to new ideas and change and in particular manage, facilitate and support change processes with staff and apply previous experience and feedback in formulating improvements to practice

Provide instruction, coaching and mentoring of staff and students as required

Assess competence of others in the training environment and workplace

Develop learner independence, extend their learning styles and readiness to learn

Identify personal, staff, and student training needs and professional development opportunities

Reflect on own learning

Adapt own competence in response to any changes in operational environment

Facilitate individual, group based and work based learning.


Use complex equipment and IT systems required for flight training

Apply a range of IT skills

Use student information management systems to record assessments and monitor assessment processes and practices

Use technology to distribute information to staff, students and clients

Identify and organise technology and equipment needs prior to training

Develop feedback tools and collate feedback using technology

Prepare presentations, submissions, reports and other documentation using a wide range of software packages

Use the web to conduct research

Use IT to organise and access data including the monitoring of the flight training, fatigue management systems and safety management systems

Applying IT as a management tool to store and organise data

Manage and monitor operational and maintenance procedures and systems for equipment used during flight training

Manage and monitor the application of OH&S procedures when using IT and other equipment and facilities.