Our Cabin Crew Licensing course covers all the training modules required by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) for the licensing of a Flight Attendant, also referred to as Air Hostess or Cabin Crew members. Our training exceeds regulatory requirements as we have a fully operational aircraft at our premises at Denel campus as well as at Alt. Pilot Training centre which allows learning to take place in a lifelike environment, enabling more frequent aircraft visits than legislation requires. We are proud to announce that we boast a 99% success rate for licensing of Cabin Crew members.
We have been training Cabin Crew, Flight Attendants, and Air Hostesses for over 8 years, and each year hundreds of prospective crew pass through our school. Our courses take place over a 6 to 7-week period and we have approximately two courses commencing every month, which can be done full time or via a blended learning programme.
What will you learn?
The Cabin Crew Licensing course involves demanding and strenuous training which includes Fire Fighting, Emergency Evacuations, Aviation Medicine, Dangerous Goods, Decompression, Ditching, Survival, Security and many other modules. This process takes an average of 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 more comprehensive than is required by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).
General SEPT (Initial, Refresher and Exam)
Theoretical and Practical modules relating to Aviation Medicine
Theoretical Safety policies and procedures
Aircraft type training
Practical Emergency Procedures include: Use of Emergency and survival equipment, Ditching and Survival Training, Live Fire Fighting, Evacuation from an aircraft
Practical and Theoretical Aircraft Type Training
Carriage of Dangerous Goods by air
Crew Resource Management
Who should attend?
Individuals seeking an exciting career as an airline Cabin Crew member
A Class 4 medical certificate – The medical is required when we apply for your Cabin Crew member’s License with the South African Aviation Authority (SACAA).
Minimum of 18 years of age at the time of writing the South African Aviation Authority (SACAA) examination – or older
Proficiency in English
A Grade 12 or NQF Level 4 certificate is not required for the Cabin Crew Licensing course, however it is normally a minimum requirement when airline operators advertise for Cabin Crew positions.
A Front view chest X-ray for initial Cabin Crew members is required prior to making a booking with an aviation medical examiner, as this X-ray forms part of the medical assessment. Burger radiologists at Arwyp clinic in Kempton Park charges our learners R330* for this X-ray. You are not required to make a 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 cost for the X-ray is R400* and their telephone number is 011 312 3942/78.
The Doctors listed below offer special rates to our learners:
Dr K Ingham
Pine avenue, Arwyp Main entrance, the Specialists’ rooms on the 1st Floor, Arwyp Hospital, Kempton Park and Central – Aerospace Medicine, 49 New Road, Grand Central, Midrand. Telephone number: 011 315 5817, R700* (Please note that Dr Ingham is only available in Kempton Park on Mondays)
Dr Kotze and Dr Opperman
1019 Saxby Avenue, Eldoraigne, Centurion, Telephone Number: 012 492 5661, 087 086 3415, Aviation medical costs, excluding X-ray -R750*. Opening hours Monday – Friday 07:30 – 19h00 and Saturday 08:00 – 13:00.
No.5 Ninth Avenue, Northmead, Benoni. Telephone number: 011 849 6512, R700*
Dr. Sishaba/ Dr L. Maneli
265 Zircon Street, Lyttleton Manor, Centurion: 071 929 0275, Email address:firstname.lastname@example.org , R650*
The Faraday Medical Centre, 207 Eloff Street Ext. Selby, Johannesburg, 083 679 0777 or 011 493 3333, R900*
Dr B Masimbe
12 Sunningdale Drive, Helenva, Harare, Zimbabwe. Email address: B.email@example.com. 0263-473-363 or 0263-7126-1415. Approximately 50US$
For a list of South African Civil Aviation (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 Doctors in South Africa, you can check which Doctor is closest to you. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of schedule, as you will be required to complete documentation prior to seeing the Doctor.
Please note that rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Upon completion of the Cabin Crew Licensing course and/or Passenger Ground Handling course, you will have the option to complete our one week Personal and Career Development Course.
This exciting course has been developed with the aim of empowering you with the skills to build a thriving career in the travel and aviation workplace.
Personal development and empowerment focuses on developing the confidence and strength of individuals, to set realistic goals and reach one’s full potential. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses and a range of skills that are used in everyday situations, but all too often people remain unaware of, or undervalue, their true abilities.
7-week licensing course including the 1 week Personal & Career Development course
Total cost: R17 500, broken down as per below
Registration fee: R1 000 (to secure one’s spot, owing to the high demand for this course)
R8 250 prior to the course commencing
R8 250, payable 4 weeks later
6-week course excluding the 1 week Personal & Career Development course
Total cost: R16 000, broken down as per belowRegistration fee: R1 000 (to secure one’s spot, owing to the high demand for this course)
R7 500 prior to the course commencing
R7 500, payable 4 weeks later