Beyond recreational

Your recreational pilot certificate is also a stepping stone to other flight qualifications including a Recreational Pilots Licence, a Private or Commercial licence issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. Every hour you log counts towards your private licence requirements so you really need to only complete the parts of the private licence (instrument flying, controlled airspace) not covered by your RAAus. training and get used to the new aircraft.

If this is your goal from the start, talk about it with your school before you start and it may be desirable to pick a school that offers both options so the transition is easier.