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Certificate in Australian Private Pilot Licence Training
澳洲私人飛機駕駛牌照理論證書

Course Code
IT018A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
04 Jan 2018 (Thu)
Next intake(s)
1st module (Jan 2018); 2nd module (Jan 2018); 3rd module (Jan 2018); 4th module (Jan 2018)
Duration
1.5 years to 2 years
Language
English, supplemented with Cantonese

This programme is based on the syllabus for the Private Pilot's Licence (Aeroplanes) published by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of the Australian Government. It contains four articulated modules which will lead to the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) level of training. Industry graded flight simulator is available for students' practice (with Aeroplane model Cessna C172) throughout the programme.

本課程旨在培育私人飛機師專業人材,課程根據澳洲政府民航安全局(CASA)發出的私人飛行員執照(飛機)(PPL)的大綱而設計,包含空氣動力學、飛機結構、航例、飛行操作、導航及氣象學等理論。課程由專業導師任教,並採用模擬Cessna C172飛機機型的飛行模擬器進行培訓。

Students who have completed all four modules (70% Attendance) plus a pass in each module assessment within 36 months will be awarded a Certificate in Australian Private Pilot License Training by HKU SPACE. The course is jointly organized by Hong Kong Flight Training Centre (www.hkftc.com).

This programme contains 4 articulated modules which will lead to a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) level of training.

Learning schedule (for new students)

Modules

Part A

Part B

A1

A2

B1

B2

Schedule
(Application Code)

Sept – Dec 2017
(1545-2536AW)

Jan – May 2018
(1565-1190AW)

Sept – Dec 2018
(TBC)

Jan – May 2019
(TBC)

Schedule
(Application Code)

Jan –Mar 2018
(1565-1202AW)

Apr – July 2018
(1580-1428AW)

Schedule
(Application Code)

Mar – Jun 2018
(1575-1090AW)

Sept – Dec 2018
(TBC)

Jan – Mar 2019
(TBC)

Apr – Aug 2019
(TBC)

Schedule
(Application Code)

May - Aug 2018

(1585-1383AW)

Sept – Dec 2018
(TBC)
Jan – Mar 2019
(TBC)
Apr – Aug 2019
(TBC)
Duration
  • Total 140 hours for the Certificate Course; 35 hours per module (14 meetings); Students must complete all four modules in sequence (A1 -> A2 -> B1 -> B2) within 36 months.
Tutor
  • Calvin Lau (Director) or other tutors from Hong Kong Flight Training Centre
(A1) First Solo Module

Introduces general aviation and knowledge of flying.

Application Code: 1565-1202AW    
Application Commencement: 3 Oct 2017
Application Deadline: 11 Nov 2017

Date / Time

Theory class (12 meetings):  
Thu, 4 Jan 2018 – 29 Mar 2018, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Simulation practice class (2 meetings): 
Weekday evening / Saturday afternoon *


Application Code: 1575-1090AW    
Application Commencement: 1 Dec 2017
Application Deadline: 13 Jan 2018

Date / Time

Theory class (12 meetings):  
Wed, 7 Mar 2018 – 13 Jun 2018, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Simulation practice class (2 meetings): 
Weekday evening / Saturday afternoon *


Application Code: 1585-1383AW    
Application Commencement: 19 Mar  2018
Application Deadline: 28 Apr 2018

Date / Time

Theory class (12 meetings):  
Fri, 25 May 2018 – 10 Aug 2018, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Simulation practice class (2 meetings): 
Weekday evening / Saturday afternoon *


Next class: Sept 2019


(A2) Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) Module
(Pre-requisite: First Solo Module)

With an Australian RPL licence, students may carry passengers to fly in designated areas where they have been trained. This module will focus more on specific topics that are required for qualified solo flying and prepare students to attend the Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK).

Application Code: 1565-1190AW
Application Commencement: 3 Oct 2017
Application Deadline: 11 Nov 2017

Date / Time

Theory class (12 meetings):  
Fri, 5 Jan 2018 – 4 May 2018, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Simulation practice class (2 meetings): 
Weekday evening / Saturday afternoon *


Application Code: 1580-1428AW
Application Commencement: 22 Feb 2018
Application Deadline: 29 Mar 2018

Date / Time

Theory class (12 meetings):  
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 – 12 Jul 2018, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Simulation practice class (2 meetings): 
Weekday evening / Saturday afternoon *

Next class: Sept 2018

(B1) Navigation & Meteorology Module
(Pre-requisite: RPL Module)

This module will cover two essential topics – navigation & meteorology – for obtaining the full PPL.

Application Code: 1565-1196AW
Application Commencement: 3 Oct 2017
Application Deadline: 11 Nov 2017

Date / Time

Theory class (12 meetings):  
Mon, 8 Jan 2018 – 30 Apr 2018, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Simulation practice class (2 meetings): 
Weekday evening / Saturday afternoon *


Next class: Sept 2018


(B2) Performance & Planning Module
(Pre-requisite: Navigation & Meteorology Module)

The details of aircraft performance and flight planning will be discussed. A mock PPL theory test will be conducted at the end of the module.

Application Code: 1565-1199AW
Application Commencement: 3 Oct 2017
Application Deadline: 11 Nov 2017

Date / Time

Theory class (14 meetings):  
Tue, 2 Jan – 15 May 2018, 7:00 - 9:30 pm


Application Code: 1585-1386AW
Application Commencement: 19 Mar 2018
Application Deadline: 28 Apr 2018

Date / Time

Theory class (14 meetings):  
Mon, 7 May – 20 Aug 2018, 7:00 - 9:30 pm

Next class:  Jan 2019

Remarks
* A class will be split into 2-3 groups for simulation practice class. Exact time (afternoon / evening) will be announced by tutor.

# HKU SPACE reserves the right to make changes on the timetable if necessary.
## HKU SPACE reserves the right to cancel a course in case of insufficient enrollment or unforeseen difficulties arising from running the course.

Class Size

Around 45 students (First Come First Served)

Class venue
  • Theory class: Centre at HK Island (Fortress Tower Learning Centre (Fortress Hill), Island East Campus (North Point) or HPCC Campus (Causeway Bay))
  • Simulation practice class: Fortress Tower Learning Centre (Fortress Hill)
  • Students will be informed the class venue 2 weeks before the class starts.

Applicants shall have gained:

  • Level 2 in English Language in the HKDSE Examination;
    OR 
  • Level 2 in English Language in the HKCEE in or after 2007;
    OR
  • Grade E in English Language (Syllabus B) or Grade C in English Language (Syllabus A) in HKCEE before 2007.
  • Applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on individual merit.
Course Fee
  • HK$3850 per module
  • HK$6950 (Package enrollment for two modules in Part A (A1 + A2) or Part B (B1 + B2))
  • HK$800 (Learning package for Part A - RPL Pilot Instruction Kit. Fee should be submitted to tutor in the 1st lesson of First Solo Module)
  • HK$1480 (Learning package for Part B - PPL Pilot Instruction Kit. Fee should be submitted to tutor in the 1st lesson of Navigation and Meteorology Module)

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

Applicants should submit following items to any HKU SPACE Enrollment Centers:

  • Completed application form
  • Course fee
  • Proof of qualifications (1 photocopy) (Please also bring the true copy for our certification)
Application for Module Exemption

Applicants must propose their application before submit their application form and course fee.
Applicants must completed related training and provide supporting documents (e.g. certifiacte of completed theory training and/or log book of practice flight training) to programme team by email (clara.wong@hkuspace.hku.hk). Applicants also need to pass our school's test(s) for the exemption(s).

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

Notes

  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.

  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.
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