LifeFlight Training Academy

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What we offer

The LifeFlight Training Academy provides integrated training solutions for pilots, aircrew, doctors and paramedics in simulated scenarios.

Training Services

The Academy offers an assessment of the client’s training needs and will develop tailor-made solutions across a range of mission profiles.


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

Corporate Experiences

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

Thales LifeFlight Type D AW139 Simulator

The Thales Reality H AW139 civil helicopter simulator is a state-ofthe-art Full Flight Simulator designed to deliver advanced missionoriented, high fidelity training for AW139 helicopter crews

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

The Thales LifeFlight Reality H AW139 Civil Helicopter Simulator

Compliant to Level D

Thales and LifeFlight have partnered to provide an accessible, cost-effective option for AW139 flight simulation training, allowing customers to maintain sustainable helicopter operations. 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. Compliant to Level D according to JAA/EASA regulation requirements, the Reality H AW139 Level D full-flight simulator enables pilots to maintain their qualification required by regulatory authorities, with features including:

Compliant to Level D

FFS Level D certification, Hexaline electric motion system, 235° by 80° visual display, ThalesView Image Generator, RORO for additional cockpits, High reliability

Training options

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

Integrated training solutions for pilots, aircrew, doctors and paramedics in simulated scenarios.

Our training courses


Most frequent training questions and answers

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.

Our courses are primarily delivered face to face with an Instructor/s with the exception of any Recognition of Prior Learning assessments to be completed at home before the course date.

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. 

All assessment and practical resources are provided by the LifeFlight Training Academy.

You will be notified upon course confirmation if you’re required to bring any wet gear for pool 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.

Invoices are currently organised once enrolments have been received and your placement is confirmed on a course.

Once invoiced, you have the option to pay via credit card or bank transfer.

Please note, credit card payments over $1500 will incur a 1.15% surcharge fee.

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



Flight Training
Emergency Breathing System (EBS)
Certificate IV, III In Aircrewman including CAO 29.11
Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)
Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) – Pilot/Aircrewman/Instructor
Crew Resource Management (CRM)
First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation and Provide CPR
Helicopter low level – Sling Operations, Winching and Rappelling
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First Response Trauma Training
Corporate Experience

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20 Boronia Rd, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008

Phone: 07 3622 7899