National code: AVI30219

Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew)

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Overview About this course

Take flight with the skills to soar as an integral member of a cabin crew. Gain extensive insight into the world of aviation as you practice your skills in a variety of simulated environments and graduate confident in your ability to ensure the comfort and safety of your passengers.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Perform pre and post-flight cabin checks

  • Operate firefighting equipment

  • Carry out emergency and evacuation procedures

  • Use aviation communications

  • Provide in-flight, food, beverage and retail services

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Confidence to initiate emergency procedures

  • Skills and knowledge to operate an aviation radio

  • Eligibility to register for an Aviation Reference Number

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Experience using computers and other technology

  • The ability to stay calm under pressure

  • Exceptional customer service skills

  • The capability to fly regularly and be mindful of possible health impacts

  • A willingness to travel for work

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Flight Attendant

Flight Attendants provide services for the safety and comfort of aircraft passengers.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).


  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    2,100 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    42 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.


  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    40 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.


  • Gender share

    68% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Moderate Growth

Other jobs include: Cabin crew and Crew attendant


This is a highly regulated industry. To be employed as cabin crew you will need your First Aid Certification and a Responsible Service of Alcohol competency card. You will also need to apply for an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC). This is required for flight crew flying at security controlled airports and can be obtained through ASIC issuing bodies. Depending on your state or territory or the airline, you may need to meet other regulatory requirements. It’s important that you understand these requirements before enrolling in this course. Visit the Civil Aviation Safety Authority for more information.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew) does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 21 units of competency , including 13 core and 8 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Undertake emergency response action to a security threat TLIO0001

  • Prepare workplace documents TLIE3004

  • Apply and monitor aviation workplace security procedures AVIO0019

  • Apply aircraft safety procedures AVIF0023

  • ... 4

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TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

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