Australia

Airways Aviation offer a number of advanced training options from Multi Engine Rating, Instrument Rating, Refresher Flying, Flight Reviews, Endorsements and more. Contact Airways Aviation for more information.

English is the accepted international language for aviation, so it is a requirement before you fly solo (without an instructor) and before you sit a flight test that you can provide proof of your English Proficiency. The following evidence will be accepted under the CASA Manual of Standards (MOS)

Appendix 4. General ELP information from Manual of Standards (MOS):

5.1 A person meets the standard for this unit if they provide the following evidence
5.1.1 An assessment report, completed by a person authorised under Part 61 of CASR 1998 to perform general English language assessments, that states the candidate satisfies the general English language proficiency elements prescribed above.
5.1.2 One of the following:

(a) completed a course of secondary education conducted in an Australian or New Zealand educational institution;
(b) completed a course that is at least the equivalent of an Australian secondary education in an educational institution in a country where 1 of the principal mediums of instruction was English;
(c) is currently receiving secondary education in an Australian or New Zealand educational institution in which the principle language of instruction is English;
(d) has worked in Australia or New Zealand for at least 3 of the 5 years immediately before conducting a solo flight as a student pilot;
(e) has worked in 1 or more of the following countries for at least 3 of the 5 years immediately before conducting a flight as a student pilot:

(i) United Kingdom;
(ii) Republic of Ireland;
(iii) United States of America;
(iv) New Zealand;
(v) Canada – providing that evidence of use of English language in the workplace is available;

(f) completed at least 1 of the following general English proficiency tests with the minimum grade specified for the test:

(i) the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) General or academic training module overall grade of 5.5, with no individual grade in a paper lower than 5;
(ii) the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC-Secure Program Public Testing Centre) with grades not less than the following:

(A) 350 for listening;
(B) 300 for reading;
(C) 160 for speaking;
(D) 140 for writing;

(iii) the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL IBT) with agrade of not less than 71;
(iv) the Test of English as a Foreign Language computer-based test (TOEFL CBT) with a Grade of not less than 197;
(v) the Test of English as a Foreign Language paper based test (TOEFL PB) with a grade of not less than 530.

Students wishing to enrol in an aviation course must:

  • Hold an ARN
  • Be eligible to pass a CASA Aviation Medical (Class 1 or 2)
  • Be capable of obtaining an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
  • Be able to provide evidence of English Proficiency (Refer to ‘English is my first language’ FAQ)

For further information about the medical, including when and where to book your examination, please contact Student Services at info@airwaysaviation.com or + 61 (0) 7 5599 3445.

To obtain an ASIC you can log on to www.aviationidaustralia.com.au and do the online application. (You must be enrolled in a course and obtain a letter from the school as proof of enrolment)

For more information, contact Airways Aviation.

International students wishing to enrol in an Airways Aviation Diploma course in Australia must meet the following essential entry criteria:

English Language Proficiency

It is a condition of enrolment that students meet the minimum requirement for English language proficiency set out below. The following English language tests & scores will be accepted, please ask Airways Aviation if you need further information.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    Overall grade of 6.0 with no band lower than 5
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)
    Listening – 350 |reading – 300 |speaking – 160 | writing – 140
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    71 – Internet Based Test (IBT) 197 – Computer Based Test (CBT) 530 – Paper Based Test (PBT)

In addition, Students must meet the CASA ICAO English Proficiency minimum level 4 before their flight test.

Please note the following countries are exempt from providing a formal language assessment result, however they must still provide another form of English Proficiency. (refer to ‘English is my first language’ FAQ)

  1. United Kingdom;
  2. Republic of Ireland;
  3. United States of America;
  4. New Zealand;
  5. Canada – providing that evidence of use of English language in the workplace is available;

Aviation Medical

Students should understand that they will be required to hold a valid CASA Aviation Medical before flying solo. A Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) must conduct your Class 1 Medical examination, The examination may be conducted overseas or in Australia. Class 1 Medical criteria are set by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

http://services.casa.gov.au/avmed/dame_search/damedisplay.asp?type=DAME&Location=Overseas

For further information about the medical, including when and where to book your examination, please contact Student Services at info@airwaysaviation.com or + 61 (0) 7 5599 3445.

Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)

Students will be required to obtain an Aviation Security ID Card. This shows that the holder has a current security check and permits them to access security controlled airports. ASICs are normally valid for up to 2 years.

To obtain an ASIC you can log on to www.aviationidaustralia.com.au and do the online application. (You must be enrolled in a course and obtain a letter from the school as proof of enrolment)

The process to apply for your Aviation Medical and ASIC can be started before you arrive in Australia. Contact Airways Aviation to find out how.

For domestic students, there is no minimum age to start your flight training. 13 years of age is the lowest recommended age to get started. You must be at least 16 years of age to hold a licence for RPL, 17 years of age for PPL and 18 years of age for CPL.

International students enrolled in the Diploma of Aviation, must be at least 17 years of age at enrolment, and must be at least 18 years of age to undertake a flight test.

Yes, to convert a CASA licence to a JAR, EASA or FAA licence, pilots will need to contact the relevant regulator to check conversion requirements.

Airways Aviation offers world class training facilities and 5 star customer service and support. We take pride in providing an outstanding training environment for our students. The decision to study at Airways Aviation represents a significant commitment on your part. Be assured that Airways Aviation is also making a commitment to guide, support and encourage you.

Airways Aviation cannot guarantee employment upon completion of your course. However, you can be assured that Airways Aviation provide quality training and hold a strong reputation in the industry for producing safe and skilled pilots, ready to enter the workforce.

You do not have to pay the full course fee upfront. Training fees are paid in instalments, in advance, inline with your training schedule.

If you are an International student, this will all be outlined in a Payment Schedule when you receive your Written Agreement.

Airways Aviation do not offer funding or sponsorship to students on this course. Should you secure a sponsorship from another source, we can provide them with proof of enrolment when your application has been accepted.

If you are an international student, you will be required to provide evidence that you can fund the course yourself upon application.

We have two wonderful training locations, in beautiful Queensland, Australia. Each with their own training benefits for our students.

  • Caloundra Airport is a non-controlled aerodrome, so there are fewer delays; and with an excellent circuit area, this is the perfect location for a steady progression to solo and RPL standard.
  • The Gold Coast facility has a busier training area with controlled airspace that is excellent for radio exposure; and with a more challenging aviation environment, this is the perfect location for CPL flight training and beyond.

Our CFI, Tony Powell & Chief Pilot, Johanna Osborne, have implemented the following unique approach as the best way for students to complete their Commercial Pilot Licence.

From Week 1 – Week 26, students will commence their training at our Sunshine Coast facility, based at Caloundra Airport. Then from Week 27 onwards, students will complete their training at our Gold Coast facility at Coolangatta.

International Students enrolled in the Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence) course, will be using both training locations to complete their course. Domestic Students, do have the choice, although we highly recommend taking advantage of the benefits of using both training locations.

Airways Aviation will help you with all the accommodation and transfers between the two training facilities. So not only will you get the best training experience, you will get to do it in two beautiful locations!

CASA is the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in Australia. Its primary function is to conduct the safety regulation of civil air operations in Australia and the operation of Australian aircraft overseas. It is also required to provide comprehensive aviation safety education and training programs.

Find out more at www.casa.gov.au.

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