As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), LifeFlight trains over 4,000 aviation professionals every year.

As one of the nation’s leading trainers in the aviation field, LifeFlight holds the following accreditation:

  • ISO 9001-2008 Quality Assured
  • Nationally Accredited Registered Training Organisation
  • Accredited teaching facility with three Australia medical critical care colleges
  • Accredited teaching facility for James Cook University in Australia
  • Holder of CASA fixed and rotary wing operators certificates
  • Certificate of Approval (C of A) as an Accredited Maintenance Facility for Rotary Wing
  • CAR217 – Fixed and Rotary Wing CASA approval for internal Check and Training


Pilot Training

The dedicated facility features the first Thales-built Reality H AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator and sets the safety and training standard in innovative AW139 aircrew training.

Specifically designed for oil and gas, search and rescue, emergency services helicopter operators, the Reality H AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator provides outstanding realism for mission training.

Compliant to Level D according to CASA/EASA regulation requirements, the Reality H AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator enables pilots to maintain their qualification required by regulatory authorities.

Training options include:

  • Pilot Conversion to Type/Class
  • Pilot Recurrent
  • Instrument Flight Training (Initial and Recurrent)
  • Night Vision Imaging System Training
  • Night VFR refresher or initial training

The Thales simulator is:

  • FFS Level D certified
  • Has 235° by 80° visual display system
  • Images are generated using the ThalesView Image Generator
  • A roll on roll off (RORO) internal cockpit for additional aircraft type cockpit configuration
  • Uses a high reliability Hexaline electric motion system


Aircrew Training

LifeFlight endeavour to provide course materials and practical simulation system training to reflect the environment and situations that students may experience in their aviation workplace

All LifeFlight instructors are highly qualified with operational aviation experience with both military and civilian experience in a wide variety of Aviation and Helicopter emergency medical and rescue mission profiles such as

  • Search and Rescue
  • Winching
  • Air Crewman
  • Rescue Crewman
  • Marine Safety and Survival Technicians

Courses on Offer:

  • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)
    • PMAWHS214 – Undertake Helicopter Safety and Escape
  • Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS)
    • AVIF2015 – Utilise Emergency Breathing Systems
  • Rescue Aircrew Training
    • Introductory Air crewman Course – provides credit towards Cert III in aviation
    • Introductory Rescue Air crewman Course – provides credit towards Cert IV in aviation
    • AVI30216 - Certificate III in Aviation Rescue Crewman
    • AVI40116 - Certificate IV in Aviation Air crewman
  • Helicopter Landing Officer Training
    • PUAFIR209A – Work safely around aircraft
    • AVIY3052A - Conduct Helicopter Landing Site and Unprepared Helicopter Landing Site Operations
    • PMAOMIR302 – Respond to helideck incident