The LifeFlight
Training Academy

1,500 aeromedical professionals are upskilled at the LifeFlight Training Academy every year.

With more refreshed course offerings and training intakes, more customised training options, and a great location near  Brisbane Airport (1hr drive from both the Gold and Sunshine Coasts), the LifeFlight Training Academy is the first choice for aeromedical and aircrew training.

What we learn in real life rescue scenarios one week, we are teaching in our academy the next. Become part of LifeFlight’s agile “Deliver > Learn > Deliver” ethos!

Share in the passion, excitement and leading-edge experience that sits behind over 6300 patient rescues and repatriations per year. The LifeFlight Training Academy provides integrated training solutions for pilots, aircrew, doctors and paramedics in highly effective and hyper real simulated scenarios.

Our facilities
Our facilities

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.

Nationally Recognised Training
Nationally Recognised Training

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 2762) LifeFlight can provide training specifically tailored to an organisation’s needs, either on or off-campus.

Thales AW139 SIM
Thales AW139 SIM

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.

The Training Academy also supports community awareness initiatives such as the First on Scene Trauma training online and Face-to-Face programs, and the Corporate Experience Program.

Corporate Experience Program

Challenge yourself and your teams by taking them through some of the same training programs as our rescue helicopter pilots and doctors:

Underwater escape training
Underwater escape training

Learn how to escape a cabin that has gone under water! This course is both exciting and empowering as you learn survival techniques from experts.

Virtual reality rescue operation
Virtual reality rescue operation

Experience the excitement of a rescue mission, hovering in a helicopter with open doors over rough terrain, winching a patient to safety.

AW139 Helicopter cockpit SIM (Thales)
AW139 Helicopter cockpit SIM (Thales)

Experience a hyper-real mission scenario in a Thales AW139 helicopter cockpit simulator; one of only 2 in Australia.

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Enrolling for courses at the LifeFlight Training Academy means you will undertake world-class, state-of-the-art training in Brisbane, Queensland’s capital, in a location right next to Brisbane Airport. Your team can fly in, fly out with plenty of local accommodation and a minimal cost of getting around, or, you can take your time to explore Australia’s “New World City”.

Apart from the many attractions within the relaxed, sunny river city of Brisbane, you’ll be 1-2 hours from some of the most beautiful beaches in the Southern Hemisphere. What is Brisbane famous for? Subtropical warmth, relaxation and an easy, friendly pace – within Australia we’re known as the “holiday city”!

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