AVI30519 Certificate III in Aviation
(Rescue Crew Officer)

The AVI30519 Certificate III in Aviation (Rescue Crew Officer) can be delivered in a face-to-face environment at the LifeFlight Training Academy Brisbane and Toowoomba facilities. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is also available for this qualification.

In this course you’ll learn:

  • About pre and post-flight preparation – the importance of preparation, briefing procedures and safe boarding techniques.
  • How to identify and use essential Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Equipment.
  • How to conduct Emergency Procedures and Drills – dealing with equipment failure, directing passengers, working with pilots and crew, brace positions and personal response control.
  • How to carry out safety procedures on a helicopter and aviation base.
  • How to land in prepared and improvised helicopter landing sites.
  • How to carry out wireman duties and deal with abnormal situations and malfunctions.
  • How to apply first aid including treating hypothermia and dehydration.
  • How to survive at sea.

Units of Competency

A total of 13 units of competency comprising:

8 core units listed below plus

1 unit selected from Group A – Rescue operations; plus

1 unit selected from Group B – Search support functions; plus, remaining elective units to be selected from anywhere in this qualification.

Up to 2 elective units may be selected from any relevant nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Core units

AVIF0023 Apply aircraft safety procedures

AVIF0038 Undertake aircraft underwater escape and survival

AVIF0040 Employ fatigue risk management practices in an aviation workplace

AVIF0041 Maintain the safety of people and aircraft

AVIF0042 Respond to abnormal and emergency situations in an aircraft

AVIW0025 Complete aircraft and flight equipment pre- and post-flight actions

AVIZ0003 Maintain basic situational awareness in an aviation workplace

PUAFIR209 Work safely around aircraft

*Only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or delivered as a stand-alone unit.

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Elective units

Group A – Rescue Operations

AVIW0024 Perform down the wire duties

Group B – Search support functions

HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation

General elective units

AVIE0003 Operate aeronautical radio

AVIE0006 Maintain aircraft radio communications

AVIF0026 Implement aviation risk management processes

AVIF0035 Manage human factors in aviation operations

AVIF0039 Utilise emergency breathing system

AVIF0044 Marshal aircraft

AVIW0020 Refuel aircraft

AVIY0051 Conduct helicopter landing site and unprepared helicopter landing site operations

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

TLIO1002 Follow security procedures when working with passengers and personnel

Very well organised and presented course by LifeFlight. Phil Head and Jerome Guitton were brilliant instructors and were experts in their field. Thank you Phil for all the extra work and time you put in to assist me in completing my ATPL. LifeFlight Training Academy has friendly, helpful and dedicated people and that is what makes the difference between a good and excellent training organisation.

Marius (October 2020)

Absolutely wonderful experience at LifeFlight. The facilities and the people delivering the service were outstanding. Namely Phil Head and Lisa Enander were extremely helpful and considerate. The coordination and organisation of the training program was seamless and training delivery was outstanding which helped and enabled me to successfully complete my training requirements. LifeFlight will be my go-to place for all my future training needs and requirements and is highly recommended. 


I'd like to offer you constructive criticism but I don't really have any. I found the theory & practical components greatly assisted by having knowledgeable, experienced and relaxed instructors. The accommodation was great and the whole Lifeflight team were all very helpful.


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