There are four ways of studying for your theory exams. These methods
are shown below in order of their ease of study:
- Private Tuition. Although this is the ultimate way to do your theory, it is both difficult to find someone to provide such tuition as well as expensive if you do and for these reasons, is NOT our recommended option.
- Do a Theory Course with a recognised school or theory instructor with a proven track record which is generally gauged by a high percentage of pass rates on first attempts. This is by far the best way of getting through your theory. Our in-house theory course in Melbourne uses both the Internet Theory Course described below in addition to other reference sources in an open and collaborative classroom environment. We have an average pass rate on first attempt of 92% (6 months from January 2009 to June 22, 2009) compared with a national average of around 63% (which includes those candidates re-sitting their exams) and of those students who did pass on first attempt, the average mark of these students was 82%. However, if you should happen to fail any exam having undertaken the Ground School Course, you can repeat the entire theory course, or any sections you require, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST. This shows just how confident we are of our standard of instruction.
- Internet Theory Course. Study at your own pace using the course Ron Newman has developed that is available on www.OnlineAviationTheory.com This course has all the subject matter for both helicopter and fixed wing theory to meet the Australian CASA, the New Zealand CAA, and the American FAA. There are over 8,000 questions in it, including all the FAA questions (which they publish) and as many CASA and European JAR questions as Ron can find. When you answer a question, if you select the wrong answer, it will take you back to the relevant section of text so that you can revise it and find the correct answer. The course is constantly being reviewed and updated and once you have purchased the course, you have it and all the updated content that comes thereafter for life.
- Study yourself by purchasing textbooks on each subject and studying them at home. This is a very difficult and demanding option.
Our Melbourne training school has full time helicopter instructors, who run both full time theory classes weekdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Part Time theory classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and every Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Full time and part time classes aren’t run simultaneously so please refer to the timetable below to determine when classes for each subject begin.
There are seven subjects covered in the theory exam; these subjects are:
- Aircraft General Knowledge (Helicopter Engines, Systems and Instruments)
- Helicopter Aerodynamics
- Helicopter Performance, Operations and Planning
- Air Law & Flight Rules
- Human Performance and Limitations
- Full Course Paid in Advance (incl. Online Course) - $5,000
(Saves $850.00 against the per subject cost)
- Pay as You Go - $750 per subject
- OnlineAviationTheory.com only - $600
We also have plenty of training aids and, you have the unique added advantage of full access to our own maintenance hangar in Melbourne to ensure that you get the most out of your course and training with us.
Regardless of how you decide to do your study, our flight and theory instructors are available to assist you with any theory questions that you may have at any time.
The allocated time for a Private theory «CYBER» exam conducted at PHS in Melbourne or Gold Coast is 3.5 hours. The Commercial «CYBER» exam consists of seven subjects that are sat individually and run by CASA through its provider ASL Exams www.aslexam.com