Secondary School Training Program

The Aero Club is conducting a training program in conjunction with the Highlands Local Learning Network (LLEN) and the Vocation Education and Training (V.E.T.) cluster suitable for year 10, 11 and 12 students to undertake as part of their VCE or VCAL studies.

The V.E.T. cluster organizes students on behalf of the 17 Ballarat and district secondary schools in 22 different training programs at various providers in Ballarat. The training program involves selected students undertaking a minimum of 20 hours flying over the two year program with the aim of completing the GFPT by the end of the program.

Successful students are credited with up to 2 V.C.E. unit 3 & 4 sequences plus a 10% increment to their year 12 university entrance ATAR score. To allow flying training to be credited into school results, the Aero Club is planning to enroll students in the Certificate 4 in Aviation (commercial pilot) which is integrated into the current CASA approved training.

BAC Members with family or friends who may be interested in the V.E.T. cluster Secondary School Training should talk to Anton Wilson, one of the Ballarat Aero Club’s Instructors involved in the program, and to their school’s V.E.T. co-ordinator.

Costs for the flying training may vary from school to school, but many schools receive a V.E.T. in schools subsidy plus school support.

Each year year 10 students receive at school a booklet outlining all available V.E.T. programs, including the Aero Club’s “Flying Training”. Other information is available at the following website:

This course began in 2013 and for this year will occupy the instructors on Tuesday afternoons (2nd year students) and Thursday afternoons (1st year students) each week during school terms.

Download the current information on the VET in Schools Program (pdf)

Year 1 Units

Unit noUnit NameNominal Hours
AVIE 4001BMaintain Aircraft Radio Communications20
AVIW 4001BManage Pre and Post –Flight Actions40
AVIY 4001BControl Aeroplane on the Ground20
AVIY 4003BControl Aeroplane in Normal Flight60
AVII 4012BManage Aircraft Passengers and Cargo40
AVIF4001BManage Human Factors in Aircraft Flight20
Total nominal hours200

Year 2 Units

Unit noUnit NameNominal Hours
AVIY 4002BTake off Aeroplane30
AVIY 4004BLand Aeroplane40
AVIY 4007BManage Aircraft Fuel20
AVIY4005BExecute Advanced Aircraft Manoeuvres & Procedures60
AVIY4006BManage Abnormal Flight Situations60
Total nominal hours210