VET In Schools (VCE) Flight Training

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) allows students to include studies in Vocational Education and Training Qualifications within their senior secondary certificate. Students undertake nationally recognised training from either accredited state curriculum or national training packages which may contribute to their VCE. The VCE Commercial Flight Training program is drawn from a national training package and offers portable qualifications which are recognised throughout Australia. These qualifications provide students with a broad range of knowledge and skills to pursue further training and a career in the aviation industry.


Students who undertake Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the AVI50222 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilots Licence-Aeroplane) qualification may be eligible for credit towards their VCE through block credit recognition.  Students may wish to discuss this option with their schools careers and subject counsellor.


How does it work?

Completion of the RPL (Recreational Pilots Licence) & PPL (Private Pilots Licences ) units of study in the Aviation diploma may contribute to 2 of your unit 3 /4 sequences towards the satisfactory completion of your VCE.

In addition to the Primary 4 VCE studies, it may also contribute to the ATAR in the form of at least one 10% increment (10% of the averaged scaled score)*.

Further information regarding this is available on the VCAA website:  Block credit recognition.

*Note: (The credit into the VCE and ATAR contribution are both subject to the volume and level of training completed by the student and will be confirmed upon issuance of VCE results by the VCAA and calculation of the ATAR by VTAC).


Age restrictions

Please note that there are age restrictions regarding pilot licensing. These are enforced by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Students must be 16 years of age to achieve the RPL and 17 years of age to complete the PPL.


Ask us how to start your flight training for VCE!      Contact us via our website or call +61 3 8586 7777 to find out more.


Please note that it is a condition for all RVAC staff and board members to hold a valid working with children check.