Comprehensive aeronautical knowledge at air transport level is fundamental for pilots who aspire to command transport category aeroplanes. The focus of the course delivered by UNSW Aviation is that you’ll achieve full understanding of the topics specified for the ATPL in the CASR 1998 Part 61 Manual of Standards. You can expect our experienced teachers to expertly guide you through the material, explain the concepts, provide practical and precise methods of calculation, and answer all your questions – however, you must commit to make the time and effort required, complete assigned work and participate in class activities.

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) with Aeroplane Category Rating, or
  • A full CPL Aeroplane exam credit (pass in all 7 CPL Aeroplane exams within the permitted window), and
  • Instrument Rating Examination and multi-engine aeroplane class rating (both assumed knowledge).

Course delivery

Course is delivered face-to-face (COVID permitting), weekdays 0830 – 1550 on the dates specified on the timetable below (excluding public holidays where noted).

UNSW Aviation Flying Operations Unit – click for map/directions

Site 570/32 Airport Avenue
Bankstown Airport NSW 2200

Course material

You’ll be given access to comprehensive presentations, notes, worked examples and practice questions. The purchase of textbooks is not necessary.

For the full course, you must supply your own:

  • B727 Performance and Operating Handbook, navigational equipment and a basic calculator.
  • Regulations – CAR 1988, CASR 1998 Part 61, 91,121, and 135 (including 91, 121 and 135 MOS).
  • Operational publications – AIP book, ERSA complete, all ERC High and Low, TAC, PCA, DAP East/West.

Application & conditions

  1. Complete required sections of the online application and submit.
  2. A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required – payment instructions will be provided after application.
  3. Course fees are due for payment in full at least 10-days before the course commencement date.
  4. Enrolment in Performance and Loading is only permitted if you have passed the CASA ATPL Flight Planning examination (KDR required) or have completed UNSW’s ATPL Flight Planning course.
  5. If your circumstances change and you cannot attend a course for which you have already paid, please contact us to transfer your enrolment to a later course.
  6. Course fees do not include CASA/ASPEQ exams – you are responsible for booking your exams.
  7. COVID restrictions may require transition to online delivery at short notice – a full refund will be paid on request if you don’t attend online classes.


Course fees

Course Class days Cost
 Full course 41 $4900 
Flight Planning 10 $1700 
Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems 10 $1400 
Navigation 7 $1000 
Performance and Loading 5 $700 
Meteorology 3 $250 
Air Law 3 $250 
Human Factors 3 $250 



Teaching staff

To provide the best quality delivery, our subjects are delivered by subject specialists, listed below.

Subject Delivered By Email Phone
AFPA Flight Planning

Jeremy Andrews

Martin Jamieson

02 9791 1151
AHUF Human Factors Martin Jamieson 02 9791 1151
ALAW Air Law Barry Ellis 02 9791 1151
APLA Performance and Loading Martin Jamieson 02 9791 1151
ANAV Navigation Barry Ellis 02 9791 1151
AMET Meteorology Neil Windle 02 9791 1151
AASA Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems Neil Windle 02 9791 1151

  • UNSW

    Jeremy's aviation career spans 35 years of flying and teaching theory. He spent ten years working as a general aviation pilot flying freight, doing charter work and working as a flying instructor for the Royal Aero Club of NSW. Since 1993, Jeremy has engaged in full time aviation theory teaching, first at TAFE and 19 years for UNSW. The range of subjects that he is able to teach is extraordinary, encompassing all private pilot licence theory, all commercial subjects, instrument rating theory and ATPL for fixed wing aircraft, and rotary wing up to Commercial Pilot level. His flying experience and intense interest in all facets of the aviation industry provide a practical context for the theoretical subjects that he delivers. Jeremy is presently the Chief Ground Instructor and teaches Flight Planning and Performance at ATPL level.

  • UNSW

    Barry is an experienced pilot having worked in corporate aviation and as a flying instructor operating both piston and turbine powered aircraft. He has over ten years’ experience as a theory instructor and teaches CPL, instrument rating and ATPL subjects at UNSW.

  • UNSW

    Martin has nearly 20,000 hours in his logbook, including extensive experience as a Captain on B767, B777 and B787 aircraft on international operations. Before embarking on a career in aviation, he was employed as a science teacher.

  • UNSW

    Neil's flying career spans over 40 years, with extensive experience as an airline captain, trainer and examiner on Boeing 767 and 747 aircraft. Neil teaches ATPL Meteorology and ATPL Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems.