Training academy features

The LifeFlight Training Academy is located within a state-of-the-art, purpose-built training facility situated in the heart of the Brisbane International Airport precinct on Australia’s east coast.


• Fully equipped training rooms
• Dedicated class rooms
• Thales AW139 high fidelity full flight simulator
• 20m indoor pool for all water-based training
• Student break out areas
• Student amenities including a large lunch room
• Coffee/food providers
• Wifi internet
• Onsite parking

Why train with us?

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


  • 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

one of the nation’s leading trainers in the aviation field

pilot training

outstanding realism for mission training

Thales LifeFlight Simulation centre

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.

The Thales simulator is:

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

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

our services

what we offer

Certificate III in Aviation

AVI30216 – Certificate III in Aviation (Rescue Crewman)


Training in the use of high-tech Night Vision Goggles (NVGs)

Certificate IV in Aviation​

AVI40116 – Certificate IV in Aviation (Aircrewman)


PMAWHS214 – Undertake Helicopter Safety and Escape

Thales LifeFlight AW139 Simulator

FFS Level D certification


AVIF2015 – Utilise Emergency Breathing System

AVIF3016 – Marshall Aircraft​

PUAFIR209B – Work safely around aircraft​


HLSO training provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to work as a Helicopter Landing Site Officer​

AVIW3006 – Refuel Aircraft

Helicopter and Aircraft Refuelling courses

Helicopter low level

– Sling Operations, Winching and Rappelling

First Response Safety Education Program

First Responders Critical Care Training Program

Corporate Experience

Challenge yourself and your teams in the same training environment of our helicopter rescue crew. ​

important things

Prior to course commencement, student enrolments and waivers must be completed. A Unique Student Identifier must also be provided prior to attending training. Further details can be found under the Unique Student Identifier below.

In cases of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), assessments must be received for marking prior to the course date.

Due to the practical components of some of our courses, it is important that you advise us if you are unable to swim, have a fear of water or confined spaces.

These issues will not prevent you from participating in the course but will assist us to ensure your wellbeing during training.

The content of each course can be specifically tailored to suit any company or organisations operation. These particular needs can be discussed at time of enquiry.

  • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)
    • PMAWHS214 – Undertake Helicopter Safety and Escape
  • Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS)
    • AVIF2015 – Utilise Emergency Breathing Systems
  • Rescue Aircrew Training
    • Introductory Rescue Air crewman Course – provides credit towards AVI30216 Certificate III in Aviation (Rescue Crewman)
    • Introductory Aircrewman Course – provides credit towards AVI40116 Certificate IV in Aviation (Aircrewman)
    • 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.

HUET courses are conducted over one day and the normal duration is approximately eight hours.

EBS courses are conducted over half a day and the average duration is approximately four hours.

For all other courses, please contact us directly as the duration may vary depending on location, units selected and the number of participants involved.

Knowledge of theoretical components of training will be assessed through the use of written questionnaires. Practical competency will be conducted through observing skills. Both assessments will be conducted at the end of each component of training. Notification of results will be given at the completion of the day’s training. 

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required by all Australians undertaking nationally recognised training. It allows students to link to a secure online record of all qualifications gained regardless of the provider. This system was implemented by the Australian Government in 2015, so it will show student achievements from 1 January 2015 onwards. As an RTO, The LifeFlight Training Academy cannot issue Statements of Attainment without a USI. Therefore, it is mandatory that all students supply their USI upon enrolment.

If a student does not have a USI, they can visit students/create-your-usi for more information, and instructions on how to apply.

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20 Boronia Rd, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008

Phone: 07 3622 7899