ICAT’s Certificate III in Aviation – Cabin Crew programme is a nationally recognised qualification designed for working cabin crew, airline cadetships and individuals wishing to prepare for the competitive career of airline cabin crewing.

The programme is conducted via face to face classroom learning by experienced aviation trainers and supported by operational cabin crew trainers and staff utilising authentic training equipment to supplement theory training where relevant.

This course is open to both domestic and international students with no industry experience.


Professional Stream – Online Theory Only

Current and former cabin crew personnel who have undertaken airline cabin crew training may be eligible to join the Professional Stream. This stream delivers the learning material online with instructor support and practical training requirements are met via Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). RPL is validated through a journal style form that must be signed off by the employer. Eligible candidates can therefore achieve the Certificate III in Aviation at substantially lower cost and in a shorter time frame and receive academic credit toward the Diploma of Aviation Management.

If you have been recruited or trained by an Airline, please contact us to discuss your potential to receive RPL. International cabin crew are eligible to apply for this qualification.


AVI30116 Certifiate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew)


26 weeks, 2 days per week full time


Australian High School or equivalent
Upper Intermediate English equal to 4.5 IELTS or higher


Domestic Full Fee: $5,000
International Full Fee: $6,000


Intakes Monthly


Brisbane, Australia

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ICAT’s Cabin Crew programme offers genuinely industry driven, traditional integrated theory and practical training to ensure that students are job ready. Our programmes have been developed by and in consultation with working cabin crew, airline consultants and other industry contributors.

Working as a Cabin Crew can be an exciting and interesting career with opportunities to work as part of a dynamic team and travel extensively. However, Cabin Crew don’t just look terrific and provide friendly service. There is a serious side to the role that involves responding professionally to a complex and potentially hazardous work environment and dealing with multiple challenging situations and circumstances. Cabin crew must also be aware of and apply relevant civil and aviation legislation, rules and regulations as well as understand safety, security and workplace procedures.

Cabin Crew training is conducted at our Business Technology Park Campus, our Archerfield Airport workshop, and other locations relating to emergency services. Our campus is equipped with airline and aircraft training aids.


Course Fees

Domestic Student Tuition Fee*:
Single Diploma $4,000

International Student Fee:
Single Diploma $5,000

Deposit Required: Course fee ($2,500) + Overseas Student Health Cover


Full theory training component* of:
• AVI30116 – Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew)


• One semester (6 months)
• 2 days per week full time
• On campus and online

This course is open to both domestic and international students and is registered for the student visa. CRICOS Code: 09695.



• A genuine passion for aviation
• Well organised and self disciplined
• Successful completion of Senior High School
• IELTS 5.5 (academic) with no band score below 5.0 or equivalent

Study Units

AVIB3004 Manage and carry out pre- and post-flight cabin checks
AVIF0001 Apply aircraft safety procedures
AVIF0012 Apply aviation work health and safety procedures
AVIF3005 Maintain the safety of people and aircraft
AVIF3006 Respond to abnormal and emergency situations in an aircraft
AVIG2002 Work effectively in the aviation industry
AVIO0002 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation
AVIO2015 Apply and monitor aviation workplace security procedures
AVIZ2050 Maintain security awareness and vigilance in an aviation workplace
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
TLIE3004 Prepare workplace documents
TLIF2018 Operate firefighting equipment
TLIO3007 Undertake emergency response action to a security threat
AVIF0014 Manage human factors in aviation operations
AVIF2010 Implement regulations and policies
AVIF2020 Employ fatigue risk management practices in an aviation workplace
AVIG2003 Work in a socially diverse environment
AVII0002 Provide quality customer service
AVIZ1005 Maintain basic situational awareness in an aviation workplace
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SITHFAB201 Provide responsible service of alcohol


Academic Criteria

Applicants should hold Australian or Australian-equivalent senior high school certificate with average or above results.

English Language Criteria

  • 4.5 IELTS (Academic) with no band score below 4.5
  • TOEFL IBT 64
  • TOEFL CBT 180
  • TOEFL Paper 510
  • TOEIC 600

Please note: You are exempt from the English language criteria only if you are a citizen of Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Canada or the United States of America.

English language packaged pathways are available for this course.

How to Apply


Check the course details to make sure this is the course for you. We recommend that you also consult with your local aviation authority to ensure that you understand the cost and procedure for converting your overseas aviation qualifications upon your return home.


Check the Requirements section to make sure you meet the criteria to enter the course. If you need to upgrade your English or your academic background, no problem, we can package these in.


If you are not a resident or citizen, you need to make sure you are eligible to get a student visa, so visit the website of the Australian Immigration Department and check the requirements for getting a student visa here.


If you are applying for a student visa, you will need to demonstrate that you have plenty of money to afford the course and the cost of living. Studying in Australia is a major financial investment so please do not undertake the course if this will cause you financial hardship. You should have at least enough money to cover the full cost of the course plus travel and the cost of living and insurance for your entire stay. Please visit our the Australian Government Study In Australia website here>> for further guidance.


If you are eligible to join this course and you have your funding ready, applying is easy! Our simply online application form includes a Quick Guide section. Please read the guide first so you have everything correctly prepared before applying. After reading the guide, just contact us if you have any questions. Click the “Apply Now” button below to go to the application form and guide.

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