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Specialised training for pilots, aircrew, doctors and paramedics.

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At the LifeFlight Training Academy you can undertake HEMS training that is always fresh from the field at a leading helicopter emergency medical service provider, RACQ LifeFlight rescue.

What we learn in real emergencies one week, we are training in the LifeFlight Training Academy the next. With integrated solutions for pilots, aircrew, doctors and paramedics we have the widest variety of simulated scenario equipment in Australasia, in one location.

You can train your entire crew with us, from pilots, doctors, nurses, paramedics and aircrew.

The LifeFlight Training Academy is located within a state-of-the-art, purpose-built training facility in the heart of the Brisbane International Airport precinct. You can conveniently fly in, fly out, or, take some time and enjoy friendly, sunny Brisbane and its breathtaking coastal surrounds.

  • Fully equipped training rooms
  • Dedicated class rooms
  • Thales AW139 high fidelity full flight simulator
  • Aircrew SIM with VR
  • Medical SIM
  • 20m indoor pool for all water-based training
  • Student break out areas
  • Student amenities including a large lunch room
  • Large cafe/restaurant
  • Wifi internet
  • Plenty of accommodation close by

Our location

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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”!

Our Courses

AVI30519 Certificate III in Aviation
AVI30519 Certificate III in Aviation
AVI40119 Certificate IV in Aviation
AVI40119 Certificate IV in Aviation
PMAWHS214 Undertake Helicopter Safety and Escape (HUET)
PMAWHS214 Undertake Helicopter Safety and Escape (HUET)
AVIW0020 Refuel Aircraft
AVIW0020 Refuel Aircraft
AVIF0039 Utilise emergency breathing system (EBS)
AVIF0039 Utilise emergency breathing system (EBS)
PUAFIR209 Work Safely Around Aircraft
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PUAFIR209 Work Safely Around Aircraft
Bespoke training courses are available on request. Contact the Training Academy for more information.

Frequently asked questions


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. 


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)

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.


It's always outstanding coming to work with the LifeFlight staff. All involved are professional, courteous and approachable. Looking forward to next year.

Brendan (June 2019)

A very well run course, we were made to feel very welcome and the training was excellent. Special thanks to Jerome, Phil Head and Glenn Miller.


Thales SIM
Thales 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.

Medi SIM
Medi SIM

Fitted out as a replica of the cabin of an AW139 rescue helicopter, the Medical SIM features an internal communications system and functioning, specialist medical equipment.

Crew SIM
Crew SIM

Replicating an AW139 rescue helicopter interior our Crew SIM is a Virtual Reality experience for training air crews in winching and other critical field procedures. 


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