Qualification details

AVI50516 - Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor) (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by AVI50419 - Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor) 12/Aug/2019
Supersedes AVI50510 - Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor)This qualification replaces but is not equivalent to AVI50510 Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor). Aligned to Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) 1998 Part 61 Flight Crew Licensing Schedule 2 and Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015. Updated to align with the Standards for Training Packages. 29/Feb/2016

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 01/Mar/2016

Units of competency

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AVIM5004 - Facilitate training in a synthetic environmentFacilitate training in a synthetic environmentSupersededElective
TAEDES402A - Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needsUse training packages and accredited courses to meet client needsSupersededCore
TAEASS403B - Participate in assessment validationParticipate in assessment validationSupersededCore
AVIM0002 - Plan and conduct multi-crew cooperation trainingPlan and conduct multi-crew cooperation trainingSupersededElective
TLIL4005 - Apply conflict/grievance resolution strategiesApply conflict/grievance resolution strategiesSupersededElective
BSBCMM401 - Make a presentationMake a presentationSupersededElective
BSBAUD402 - Participate in a quality auditParticipate in a quality auditSupersededElective
AVIM5002 - Conduct aeronautical knowledge trainingConduct aeronautical knowledge trainingSupersededCore
TAEASS301B - Contribute to assessmentContribute to assessmentSupersededElective
BSBLED501 - Develop a workplace learning environmentDevelop a workplace learning environmentSupersededElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 231113 Flying Instructor 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0315 Aerospace Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Aviation 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Flight Instructor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 231113 Flying Instructor 09/Aug/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0315 Aerospace Engineering And Technology 09/Aug/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 01/Mar/2016 
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Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this qualification in the AVI Aviation Training Package.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals delivering training and assessment services usually within aviation Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) or flight training organisations.

This qualification is also suitable preparation for those engaged in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in an aviation workplace context, as a component of a structured vocational education and training (VET) program.

Flight instruction duties include applying technical and non-technical aviation and vocational skills and knowledge to a wide range of learners, operating conditions and aviation environments.

Individuals working at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined responsibility in known or changing contexts within broad but established parameters.

This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification as a flight instructor by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as directed by Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 61 Flight crew licensing.

People seeking certification should check these requirements with CASA.

Use for Defence Aviation is to be in accordance with relevant Defence Orders, Instructions, Publications and Regulations.

Occupations may include :

Commercial pilot flight instructor

Military pilot flight instructor.

Entry Requirements

Commercial or military pilot entrants to this qualification should check requirements with CASA or Defence Aviation for certification and/or flight hour requirements, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence.

Packaging Rules

A total of 16 units of competency  comprising:

10 core units  listed below plus 

6 general elective units  from the general elective units listed below. Up to 2 of the general elective units  may be selected, with appropriate contextualisation, from a qualification in this or any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that selected units contribute to the vocational outcome of the qualification.

Selection of elective units for use within an RTO must be consistent with these packaging rules and mandatory requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations.

Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisite units specified are complied with.

Core units 


Conduct aeronautical knowledge training


Conduct flight training


Conduct flight review


Plan assessment activities and processes


Assess competence


Participate in assessment validation


Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning


Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace


Design and develop learning programs


Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

General elective units 


Implement aviation risk management processes


Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes


Plan and conduct multi-crew cooperation training


Operate a simulator


Facilitate training in a synthetic environment


Conduct training for the issue of an endorsement


Participate in a quality audit


Make a presentation


Lead and manage effective workplace relationships


Develop a workplace learning environment


Contribute to assessment


Design and develop assessment tools


Provide work skill instruction


Mentor in the workplace


Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills


Maintain training and assessment information


Apply conflict/grievance resolution strategies

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification replaces but is not  equivalent to AVI50510 Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor).


Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=4725260a-0af3-4daf-912b-ef1c2f3e5816