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Head of Training & Checking - Rotary Wing

About Us

LifeFlight is a world leader in aeromedical care and Australia's most diversified service with both a fixed and rotary wing fleet.  We help seriously ill and injured patients around Australia and the world to quickly get the medical care they need.  From rapid response, to inter-facility transfers our team of more than 400 staff members, including aviation crew, support staff, and over 100 doctors are a lifeline to vulnerable individuals. Best known for RACQ LifeFlight community rescue helicopters and LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine, the group also operates a world class training division.


A Job with Purpose

Every year LifeFlight’s iconic blue and yellow fleet help thousands of sick and injured patients. Every employee has a very important task in every mission we perform. Whether that’s making sure our IT systems are performing at the highest level or balancing the figures, to instructing staff with the most current medical and aviation regulations. Each and every employee at LifeFlight saves lives every day.


The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Head of Training & Checking (HOTC) of our Rotary Wing operations to join our team on a full-time basis.

The HOTC is responsible to the Head of Flying Operations (HOFO) for the delivery of the training and checking requirements covered by LifeFlight Australia’s CAR 217 Certificate and the Operations Manual.

The role is located in Brisbane at our Training Academy, with travel to our operational bases throughout Queensland required at times.


Please review the Position Description on our website for further details.


About You
In support of our strong safety culture, minimum qualifications and experience limitations apply. To be eligible you must have the following:

Minimum requirements:


  • Hold an Airline Transport Pilot Licence
  • Command Endorsed on at least one Company aircraft
  • Hold a Command Multi-engine Instrument Rating
  • Previously held Head of Training and Checking approval issued by CASA or the ability to obtain such qualification
  • Cert IV – Training and Assessment and/or Documented evidence of Flight Training development and management


  • Held a similar role for a minimum of 3 years or demonstrated experience and qualification to succeed in the role.
  • TR AW139 or TR B412
  • CIR ME with minimum 5 renewals (IPCs)
  • 5000 hours PIC
  • 1000 hours PIC ME H
  • 500 hours PIC Night
  • 200 hours PIC Night Unaided
  • 200 hours IF
  • NVIS G1
  • FIR H – G1, IR H, LL H (RW & SO), NVFR H, TR AW139, TR B412
  • FER H – IR H, TR AW139, TR B412

(note: appointee should either hold the above qualifications and experience, or demonstrate the ability to do so)



  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Air Maestro suite
  • Sound knowledge of current aviation legislation
  • Project management
  • Leadership and team management with an understanding of adult learning principles


Personal attributes

  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • A willingness to accept constructive feedback and develop solutions in response to organisational challenges
  • Positive disposition with initiative, and a willingness to participate as a member of the aviation leadership team
  • A good work ethic with a flexible approach in support of the goals of the organisation.


In your application, please ensure you address each of the essential criteria to demonstrate that you satisfy the minimum requirements of the role.

Please note resume & cover letter must be uploaded as one document.


This is an excellent opportunity to work in a growing organisation that is dedicated to saving lives and serving the community. If you believe you have the necessary skills and experiences we would love to hear from you today.

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