Course Title: Commercial Pilot Licence Theory

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Commercial Pilot Licence Theory

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

This course supersedes AERO2473 Theory to CPL as of semester 2, 2018. 


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Point Cook Campus


110P SEH Portfolio Office


Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020


Hartwig Air


110P SEH Portfolio Office


Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020


RMIT Flight Training - Bendigo


110P SEH Portfolio Office


Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Varinder Sohi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0053

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Point Cook (Vic)

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities



1. Commercial Pilot Licence Flying (CPL)

  1. Theory to Private Pilot Licence (PPL),
  2. Flying to PPL,
  3. Introduction to CPL


1. Holder of a Private Pilot Licence including RMIT's Introduction to CPL.

Note: It is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the pre-requisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.

Course Description

This course will complement the underpinning skills and knowledge required for the flying course, "Commercial Pilot Licence Flying" and prepares you to undertake the various CASA CPL theory examinations.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for AD023 Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots): 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of underpinning theoretical aviation principles, and analyse information to complete a range of activities
  • Demonstrate the cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to a broad understanding of the aviation industry, and to provide specialist advice and functions
  • Ability to apply a depth of knowledge in a range of industry practise fundamentals in contexts that are subject to change, and adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts.
  • Demonstrate the application of skills and knowledge to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
  • Plan and execute activities to an appropriate professional standard.
  • Understanding of and commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities

On completion of this course you should be able to demonstrate:

1. Technical ability: with its emphasis on problem solving, and practical engineering examples this course will prepare you to be able to analyse the physical world in a systematic manner;

2.Critical analysis and problem solving: you will be afforded opportunities to formulate and solve problems

3. Relate to professional practice an understanding of the following aviation subjects: Air Law, Human Factors, Operations and Performance, Flight Planning, Aircraft General Knowledge, Meteorology and Navigation. 

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

  • Attendance at lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained.
  • completion of tutorial questions and possibly workshop projects designed to give further practice in the application of flying theory to given situations, and to give feedback on student progress and understanding;
  • Completion of class exercises consisting of numerical calculations and other factors requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter; and
  • Self-study, working through the course as presented in classes, information gathered from practical demonstrations and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving flight related calculations
  • Tests and CASA exams

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be required to use CASA and other texts and as well as receiving classroom handouts. Videos, practical demonstrations and discussions in the classroom will enhance your learning.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Task 1: Canvas based Multiple Choice Quizzes
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20
This task assesses all the learning outcomes:
CLO’s 1-3

Assessment Task 2: Group interactive KDR Report
Weighting towards the final grade (%): 35
This task assesses all the learning outcomes:
CLO’s 1-6

Assessment Task 3: Micro-Credential (Application Package)
Weighting towards the final grade (%): 5
This task assesses all the learning outcomes:
CLO’s - nil

Assessment Task 4: Casa based exam passes (Ops, Sys, Aero, Nav) 
Weighting towards the final grade (%): 40
This task assesses all the learning outcomes:
CLO’s 1-6