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AVI30219 Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew)

National ID: AVI30219 State ID: BER6
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Are you ready to let your dreams soar?

When you complete the Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew) you will be recruitment-ready for an exciting career as a flight attendant or cabin crew member.

You will gain confidence in dealing with difficult passengers on an aircraft with crew member security training.

This course is specifically designed for those seeking an exciting career as a cabin crew member (flight attendant). This course has been developed in conjunction with commercial airlines and experienced cabin crew training managers to meet current aviation standards and will thoroughly prepare you to be successful in the airline industry.

South Metropolitan TAFE has a Boeing 737 which will be used for the majority of your practical training. The fun begins with practical exercises such as evacuating down a slide, simulated cabin fires with a smoke machine, firefighting, ditching and life raft training. You will have hands on instruction in the full-length cabin with business and economy class seating, fully operational galleys, cabin service equipment and PA system.

Graduates of this course have successfully gained employment with both regional and international airlines as cabin crew members. Students should also be fit and healthy in order to successfully complete the airlines emergency procedure training.

Aerospace Training Centre

South Metropolitan TAFE's AeroSpace Training Centre is the largest provider in WA offering training in aircraft maintenance and aviation. Our lecturers have diverse industry backgrounds including international licensed aircraft maintenance engineers, airline transport pilots, airport managers, flight instructors, cabin crew training managers, emergency procedures instructors, RAAF maintenance supervisors, as well as military and commercial aviators and managers.

The fully equipped hangar of the AeroSpace Training Centre at Jandakot Airport has various aircraft engines, workshop stations, computer facilities, a flight simulator, and a number of aircraft including our own Boeing 737.


  • emergency response drills
  • first aid
  • responsible service of alcohol
  • teamwork and customer service
  • preparation for cabin duties
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

A prerequisite for the course is the ability to swim a minimum of 50 metres, unaided and fully clothed. Students must provide a swimming certificate in order to demonstrate they meet the prerequisite and can therefore participate in the water training exercises.

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 3 days per week over one semester. 

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 7.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

Students are expected to engage in learning through 150 hours of prescribed activities such as reading, research and the completion of assignments/assessments. outside of the formal delivery during the duration of the qualification.

What you need

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, industry exams, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, folder for notebooks and handouts).

Components of some units are delivered at ERGT & Surf Life Saving, so attendance at their facility may require additional PPE. Details will be provided by your lecturer.

Minimum dress standards apply to campus and ERGT attendance:

  • Closed in shoes must be worn (no sandals, thongs or bare feet)
  • Neat casual attire 
  • It is a requirement that men be clean-shaven for the practical component of the fire fighting, conducted at ERGT. Facial hair can affect the sealing capability of the face mask during fire training. 

 Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

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Semester 1, 2024

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Jandakot
How On Campus

Semester 2, 2023

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Jandakot
How On Campus