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Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

A Commercial Pilot License (CPL) is a professional pilot qualification that allows you to work as a pilot anywhere in the world. Many pilots choose to enhance their skills by completing CPL training, which can improve their proficiency as a pilot and increase their career opportunities. 

Sydney Flying Academy is proud to offer a 200hr syllabus Commerical Pilot Licence course, many flying schools offer a 150hr syllabus Commerical Pilot Licence for similiar cost or higher, an extra 50hrs of flight time in your logbook goes a long way when you are applying for your first job as a Commercial Pilot. Please ask any professional pilot what counts the most when applying for a job as a new commercial pilot, it is your flight hours and experience!

The CPL focuses on improving existing skills to meet the demands of the charter or airline industry, including real-world scenarios of commercial operations. If you're interested in becoming a commercial pilot in Australia, SFA offers CPL training in Sydney that can be tailored to your schedule. In addition to CPL training, we also offer advanced flight training such as instructor ratings, night VFR ratings, multi-engine instrument ratings, and more. Contact us today to learn more.

All our courses are completed individually and fully flexible with you, we do not have start dates, once enrolled you can begin your training.

Prerequisites: Class 1 medical and ASIC

Package Total: $84,999


Learning Outcomes

At SFA, we believe the start of your aviation careers starts here with a Commercial Pilot Licence in Australia. Our specialised CPL course is designed for someone with no previous experience. On successful completion of the CASA Commercial Pilot License, you as the holder will have the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to be provided with a commercial flight route and efficiently plan and navigate taking into consideration weather, fuel, and payloads. You can then add a Multi Engine Class Rating and Instrument Rating to your pilot licence or start working as a Flight Instructor in Australia. The course is structured to ready you for the “real world” of aviation in Australia.

Choose from:

Full Time - 10 months     |     Part Time - 16 months


Your Syllabus of Flight Training will include:

200hr CASA Commercial Pilot Licence

  • 90hrs of Flight Training Dual
    • 25hrs RPL
    • 45hrs Navigation
    • 20hrs Advanced Training
  • 10hrs Solo
  • 10hrs Instrument Simulator
  • 90hrs Solo Hour Building

Your Syllabus of Theory will cover:

  • 30hrs of CPL Flight Training Theory
  • Pre Solo Theory
  • Radio Theory
  • Pre Area Solo Theory
  • BAK Theory
  • 1 Private Pilot Licence CASA Exam
  • 7 Commercial Pilot Licence CASA Exams

What's Included

25hrs Dual Cessna 150

45hrs Dual Navigation

10hrs Supervised Solo

10hrs Flight Simulator - Approved Instrument time

90hrs Solo Hour Building

20hrs Dual Piper Arrow

30hrs Commerical Pilot Licence Theory

24 eLearning Theory Modules

Pre solo Theory Exam

Flight Radio Operator Licence Exam

Pre Area Solo Legislation Theory Exam


BAK Theory Exam

CASA Private Pilot Licence Exam

2 PPL Bob Tait Textbooks

7 CPL Bob Tait Textbooks

ATC Flight Training Manual

Pilot Headset

Aircraft Checklists

High Vis Vest

Navigation Equipment

Pilot Uniform


If you require accomodation we can make arrangements on your behalf. Contact us for more information.
*Note: Accomodation costs are not included.

Payment Plans     

Free inclusions with upfront payment*

Discount off listed price Saving of $2000
2x SFA GoPro Videos Free (normally AUD $218)


Total free inclusion value for upfront payment: AUD $2,218   

Full Time
AUD $2,128.98 per week
for 10 months

Part Time
AUD $1,253.99 per week
for 16 months


Upfront payment of theory, textbooks, materials, internal exams  AUD $8,999

Then pay as you fly AUD $399/hr Cessna 150, AUD $419/hr Sling 2/ Tecnam P2008, AUD $529/hr Dual Piper Arrow


Handypay offers SFA Students simple and affordable finance options for your course.

Gap payment of $9,999 for this CPL course

With either weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.  

·  Pay only $4,999, finance up to $75,000

·  Payment Terms 1 - 7 years

·  Flexible repayments

·  No monthly or exit fees

·  No early repayment fees

·  Get approval in minutes

·  Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen

·  An enquiry will not impact your credit score


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Ancillary Fees (approx.)

 Flight Test Fees $990 each
Class 1 Medical AUD $185 each
ASPEQ CPL Exams AUD $160 each
Headset Hire AUD $22.00


Landing Fees from AUD $22.00
Maps, ERSA, software AUD $150.00
Aircraft Private Hire for flight tests from AUD $319/hr
Additional flying hours as required (comptency based)