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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. 

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.

Prerequisites: Class 1 medical and ASIC

Package Total: $79,999


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 - 6 months     |     Part Time - 12 months


Your Syllabus of Flight Training will include:

  • 90hrs of Flight Training Dual
    • 25hrs Cessna 150/152
    • 45hrs Sling 2/ Tecnam P2008
    • 20hrs Piper Arrow
  • 10hrs Simulator Dual
  • 100hrs Solo

Your Syllabus of Theory will cover:

  • 30hrs of Flight Training Theory
  • 1x CASA RPL Exam
  • 1x CASA Navigation Exam
  • 7x CASA CPL Exams

What's Included

25hrs Dual Cessna 150/152

45hrs Sling 2/ Tecnam P2008

20hrs Piper Arrow

100hrs Solo

30hrs In Class Theory


eLearning Theory Modules

RPL and PPL Textbooks

CPL Textbooks



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

Payment Plans     

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) AUD $79,999

Full Time
AUD $3080.89 per week
for 6 months

Part Time
AUD $1,542.45 per week
for 12 months


Upfront payment of theory, textbooks, materials, internal exams  AUD $11,299

Then pay as you fly AUD $379/hr Cessna, AUD $399/hr Sling 2/ Tecnam P2008, AUD $499/hr Dual Piper Arrow, private hire AUD $299/hr Cessna


Handypay offers SFA Students simple and affordable finance options for your 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 from $770 each
RPL/ PPL and Nav Exams 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 $299/hr
Additional flying hours as required (comptency based)