Professional Stream – Online Theory Only

This programme is a specialised online course developed by aviation professionals to enable cabin crew to gain recognition for on-the-job training and experience, and as a pathway to management, administration and leadership roles.


The programme forms part of a formal articulation pathway to a university degree with advanced standing.


Currently this programme is only open to past and current professional cabin and ground crew.


International cabin crew are eligible to apply for this online course and may choose to take the course online or use a student visa to take blended learning in Brisbane, Australia.


AVI30116 Certifiate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew) +
BSB30415 - Certificate III in Business Administration


Approximately 6 ~ 8 months (online learning)


Australian Year 10 or equivalent
Upper Intermediate English equal to 6.0 IELTS or higher


Domestic Full Fee: $4,000
International Full Fee: $5,500


This course is delivered online and may be commenced at any time.


Online or blended. Delivered from Archerfield Airport and/or Brisbane Technology Park in Brisbane, Australia.

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Professional Stream – Online Theory Only

NOTE: This programme is a specialised online course currently only open to past and current professional cabin and ground crew.

ICAT’s Certificate III in Aviation – Cabin Crew programme is an innovative nationally recognised qualification specially designed by cabin crew for cabin crew to gain formal recognition for on-the-job training and as a pathway to business leadership and management roles. The course is combined with the Certificate III in Business Administration.

Learning material for knowledge units is delivered online by experienced aviation trainers and supported by business and management trainers. Requirements for practical criteria are met via Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). RPL is validated through a journal style form that must be signed off by the aviation employer or supported via other evidence.

International cabin crew are eligible to apply for this online course.


Academic Pathways:

The Cert III Cabin Crew / Business Admin programme can be combined with our in-house online Diploma of Business Administration or Management & Leadership. Both these diplomas have guaranteed articulation pathways into Australian universities.


Course Fees

Domestic Student Tuition Fee*:
Cert III Cabin Crew + Business Administration: $4,000
* This programme may be eligible for funding. Please enquire.


International Student Fee:
Cert III Cabin Crew + Business Administration online: $5,500
Cert III Cabin Crew + Business Administration on campus: $9,200

Deposit Required: This course may be paid in two equal instalments.


AVI30116 Certifiate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew) +
BSB30415 – Certificate III in Business Administration


Self paced, online. Maximum 1 year.

Study Units

The following list includes units that will be credited via Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL).

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
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
BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBADM307 Organise schedules
BSBITU302 Create electronic presentations
BSBITU303 Design and produce text documents
BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
BSBFIA302 Process payroll
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBFIA304 Maintain a general ledger
BSBPRO301 Recommend products and services


Academic Criteria

  • Australian junior high school certificate with average or above results or equivalent.
  • Maths preferred
  • An active interest in aviation, supervision, administration or management
  • Well organised and self disciplined

English Language Criteria

All applicants, unless exempt, must present results from one of the following formal English assessments at the time of applying.

  • 6.0 IELTS (Academic) with no band score below 5.5
  • PTE Academic 57
  • TOEFL IBT 78
  • TOEFL CBT 210
  • TOEFL Paper 547
  • TOEIC 720
  • CASA Aviation English Assessment Level 4

Please note: You may be exempt from the English language criteria if you are a citizen of, or studied for more than 2 years in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Canada or the United States of America. Exemptions are assessed case by case.


English language packaged pathways are available for this course but a formal test result may still be required.

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 authorities to ensure that you understand the relevance of Australian 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, we can provide assistance.


If you are not a resident or citizen and you wish to study this course with guidance in Brisbane, Australia, you need to make sure you are eligible to get a student visa. Please 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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