CASA aviation medical certification information for students enrolling in the AD023 Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) program.
Students are expected to source and arrange their own Aviation Medical through a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner.
Although not required at the commencement of training, the student must hold a valid aviation medical certification in order for them to progress through the various tests associated with different licence levels and in order to exercise the rights and privileges associated with certain licences.
There are two levels of aviation medical certification applicable to pilots. These are:
- Class 1 – required for the issue and the exercising of rights and privileges of the Airline Transport Pilot Licence and Commercial Pilot Licence
- Class 2 – required for the issue and the exercising of rights and privileges of the Private Pilot Licence and the Flight Radio Operators Licence. This class of medical is also required to exercise the rights and privileges of the Student Pilot Licence at certain levels of training, but is not required for initial issue.
A valid aviation medical certification is obtained by undergoing a medical examination performed by a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME). You must specify to the DAME which class of medical certification you are applying for. The DAME will advise you of tests etc required to complete the examination.
Students are expected to source their own medical examiner.
In RMIT’s Aviation program, we recommend that students apply for a Class 1 medical, prior to commencing the program.
Obtaining this level of certification will give the student confidence that there is no existing ailment that could prevent them from completing their Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) training or continuing their flying career to a higher level.
More information and the location of your nearest DAME go to the CASA web page.