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Single Engine Instrument Rating

After completing your Private Pilot License or Commercial Pilot License and 50hrs of PIC time, obtaining a single-engine instrument rating will qualify you to fly without visual reference to ground on days where there may be low cloud and visibility. If you don’t yet hold 50hrs PIC time, a Private Instrument Rating (PIFR) is available to you. 

During the rating, the student will be required to develop instrument scans techniques, procedural proficiency, and the ability to make command decisions. Also, check out the multi-engine instrument rating here.

Prerequisites: minimum of PPL and 50hrs PIC


Total: AUD $17,499


Learning Outcomes

On Successful completion the student will attain an Instrument rating with Single Engine Aeroplane Endorsement issued by CASA. This will enable you to fly solely off instruments when the visibility is reduced to below Visual Meteorological Conditions.

Choose from:

Full Time - 3 weeks     |     Part Time - 6 weeks


Your Syllabus of Flight Training will include:

  • 20hrs of Flight Training Dual
  • 20hrs Simulator Dual

Your Syllabus of Theory will cover:

  • 15hrs of Flight Training Theory
  • CASA IREX exam

What's Included

25hrs Aircraft dual

20hrs Simulator dual

15hrs Briefings


IREX Bob Tait Textbook

 Aircraft Checklist


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

Payment Plans     

Single Engine Instrument Rating AUD $17,499

Full Time
AUD $5,842.33 per week
for 3 weeks

Part Time
AUD $2,923.17 per week
for 6 weeks

Upfront payment of AUD $2,090

Then pay as you fly at a rate of AUD $529/hr for the Piper Arrow and AUD $220/hr for Simulator


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

With either weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.  

·  $2,000 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
IREX Exam AUD $180
Headset Hire AUD $25
Landing Fees AUD $45



Approach and Enroute charges As per Airservices Australia
Maps, ERSA, software AUD $150
Additional Flying hours as required (competency based)