The cabin crew member licensing course involves demanding and strenuous training which includes firefighting, emergency evacuations, aviation medicine, dangerous goods, decompression, ditching, survival, security and many other modules. This process takes 6 weeks to complete and the purpose of this training is to prepare you to efficiently handle any situation which could occur on board an aircraft.
Our training modules are legislated by the South African Civil Aviation Authorities. Modules include:
On course completion, we compile our learners CV together with professionally taken photographs.
A Grade 12 or NQF Level 4 certificate is not required for the cabin crew licensing training course however it is normally a minimum requirement when airline operators advertise positions for cabin crew members.
A Front view chest X-ray for initial cabin crew members is required prior to making an booking with an aviation medical examiner as this x-ray forms part of the medical assessment. You are not required to make an booking when undertaking this x-ray as the radiologists work on a first come, first serve basis. Once you have had your chest x-ray taken you need to make an appointment with an Aviation doctor. The chest x-ray MUST be taken with to the Aviation doctor in order to get your medical certificate.
Should you be having your medical in Midrand, you can also have your X-ray done at the X-Ray Department, Room 6, Health Emporium, Corner Church and Market Streets, Halfway House, Midrand. Their number is 011 312 3942/78
The Doctors listed below offer our learners a special rate: Prices subject to change without prior notice. This is for your own cost. An Aviation Chest Xray can be done at ANY X-ray Department/Hospital.
Dr Petro Lehman, 8 Oak Street, Northmead, Benoni, Tell 011 849 2475, 082 472 8395, R950
Dr K Ingham, Pine avenue, Aerospace Medicine, 49 New Road, Grand Central, Midrand. Telephone number: 011 315 5817 – R800. Telephone hours for bookings 07h00 - 13h00. Office hours: 07h00 - 14h00 (Midrand).
Dr Kotze and Dr Opperman, 1019 Saxby Avenue, Eldoraigne, Centurion, Telephone Number: 012 492
5661, 087 086 3415, Aviation medical costs, excluding X-ray –R950. Opening hours Monday – Friday 07:30 – 19h00 and Saturday 08:00 – 13:00.
Dr Erasmus, No.5 Ninth Avenue, Northmead Benoni. Telephone number: 011 849 6512, R800
Dr. Sishaba/ Dr L. Maneli, 265 Zircon Street, Lyttleton Manor, Centurion: 071 929 0275,
Dr Tenzer, The Faraday Medical Centre, 207 Eloff Street Ext. Selby, Jhb (Morning appointments)
Rand Airport (Afternoon appointments) 083 679 0777 or 011 493 3333, R1200
Dr B Masimbe, 12 Sunningdale Drive, Helensva, Harare, Zimbabwe.
DURBAN AREA – DR RA GOORDEEN Aviation/ Maritime – Cell 082 3 736 221 (031 5079110)
The rates listed above are subject to change so please check prices when making a reservation.
For a list of SACAA accredited medical examiners, please refer to their website: www.caa.co.za – aviation medicine-regular or senior aviation medical examiners list. This site lists the accredited Drs. in South Africa, you can check which Dr is closest to you. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of schedule as you will be required to complete documentation prior to seeing the Dr.
As many individuals aspire to be cabin crew members it is advisable to attend an ATO who assists individuals with interviewing skills and compilation of CV’s, photographs for their CV’s and cover letters. This will assist the applicant in being better prepared for the interviewing process as many of these learners will be attending their first ever interview.
Do not pay for information sessions on cabin crew member training as the syllabus is available of the South African Civil Aviation Authority’s website or you can attend free information sessions with some ATO’s. It is also a good idea to get this information through blogs, Facebook pages or making contact with learners who have attended the training.
There are many Aviation Training Organisations (ATO’s) in South Africa and you are advised to carefully select the one you choose. Check the credentials of the company you chose to do your training with.
Aviation Training Organisations and schools can NOT guarantee employment. Airline operators advertise, interview and employ their own cabin crew, so be cautious of a crew training school that “guarantees employment”.
Prospective cabin crew members are required to undergo x-rays and a medical assessment which forms part of the licensing process. Have this medical done prior to enrolling for training as this will avoid you paying training fees with an ATO which are normally not refundable should you be found medically unfit. Also check cost of the x-ray and examination prior to committing to a specific laboratory and Doctor.
When searching for a Training Organisation, ensure that the price you are quoted by the ATO is inclusive of all modules and requirements to complete the licensing process. These charges include:
Aviation Medicine Training
Dangerous Goods Training
Fire Fighting Training
South African Civil Aviation Authority Examination
South African Civil Aviation Authority License’