If you’ve been contemplating training with us this year, you probably have a few questions.
As we are an education provider offering highly specialised training to the helicopter industry, which is deemed essential, we are able to operate.
However, we are proceeding with caution – take a look below to see how we’re responding to COVID-19 to keep everyone safe, while ensuring that essential training can still take place.
We’re sure you may still have questions specific to your situation, so please contact us.
Yes, we have developed a series of internal procedures in accordance with federal and state government directives.
Measures we are taking include:
These measures are being updated in accordance with Queensland Health guidelines.
Our 139 course in September is still going ahead, but S-92 training for this year has been placed on hold. The 139 type course will be run in accordance with any health directives that remain in place in September, and enrolled students will receive updates from us ahead of their training.
Once we have a clearer idea of how long the current restrictions will remain in place, we will announce dates for the first 139 type course in 2021.
As advertised, we are also in the process of developing a new M250 engine course. Once an appropriate date is confirmed to run these new courses safely, we will alert everyone on the waitlist. If you’re interested in joining the waitlist, please email us.
Given that some operators currently have staff on stand-down, you may be eager to use this time productively by undertaking team training. We are still able to run private training for organisations, and we’re working collaboratively with operators as well as CASA and EASA to develop solutions for this.
For example, we’re running an upcoming one-day familiarisation course virtually for a team that’s currently on stand-down in Australia and elsewhere around the world.
At this stage, we are not accepting international enrolments for type training in 2020. This is due to current border closures that are forecast to last for the duration of the year; we feel it would be inappropriate to accept international bookings for the year, only to have cancel the training.
However, as indicated in the private training section above, there may be ways we can organise virtual training depending on the situation.
We allow all enrolled students to transfer their training course once and we are happy for you to delay your training if you are unwell. Please contact us if you find yourself in this situation so we can accommodate you.
Our internal processing times haven’t changed, but we cannot guarantee that there won’t be delays from Australia Post or CASA. Please alert us before you send your OJT Journal for review, so we can process it as a priority when it does arrive.
Last Updated: 24 April, 2020