Course Title: Flight Instructor Training

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Flight Instructor Training

Credit Points: 36.00

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Point Cook Campus


176H RMIT Aviation Academy


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Course Coordinator: Thomas Roe

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Point Cook Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study 

Students must hold a CASA Commercial Pilot Licence to enrol in this course.

You must provide evidence of considerable currency in your flight training in the preceding six (6) month period and have a valid medical as per CASA requirements.

Course Description

This integrated course enables you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required by CASA to plan and conduct classroom and flying lessons, and to assess trainee pilots.

The course will prepare you for the CASA Flight Instructor Rating.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This is a stand alone course and thus not part of any program.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the application of skills and knowledge to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
  2. Display initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in aviation practice
  3. Communicate solutions to complex aviation problems to relevant stakeholders.
  4. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and working in collaboration with others within broad aviation parameters
  5. Explain and apply the fundamental of principals and methods of instruction
  6. Develop lesson Plans in accordance with the CASA Manual of Standards (MOS)
  7. Recall the principles of threat and error management and apply them practically

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectorials, tutorials, practical demonstrations, workshops, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities. The learning activities are designed to give further practice in the application of flying theory to given situations, and to give feedback on your progress and understanding.

You are encouraged to be proactive and self-directed in your learning, asking questions of your lecturer and/or peers and seeking out information as required, especially from the numerous sources available through the RMIT library, andthrough links and material specific to this course that is available through myRMIT Studies Course.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through myRMIT Studies Course. 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.

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment

This course contains hurdle requirements. All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching). A hurdle requirement is necessary in order to demonstrate to an accrediting body (CASA) that students are competent and being sufficiently assessed against practice-focused professional standards.

All RMIT approved CASA Theory Exams demand a 70% (80% for Air Law) or greater pass mark, if you fail the initial attempt you may be permitted (subject to Academic Review Committee approval) one resit exam. Any subsequent failed attempts will impact on your ability to pass the course which may require you to re-enrol into the failed course.



Assessment Task 1: Group Project – Principles & Methods of Instruction
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 – 6.


Assessment Task 2: CASA PIRC Theory Exam – Hurdle Assessment
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 4, 6.


Assessment Task 3: In Class Quizzes – FI General Knowledge
This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 6.


Assessment Task 4: Micro Cred – Presenting Using Story
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 – 3.


Assessment Task 5: Final Oral Presentation – Hurdle Assessment
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 – 6.


Assessment Task 6: CASA Flight Test – Hurdle Assessment
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 – 4, 6.



If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

RMIT Flight Training Student Information Booklet

Link to the student information booklet is here