Aviation Medicals



Assist Group is authorised to issue medical certificates to pilots or medical controllers in order for them to practice privileges in their profession in compliance with the regulations of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

All three classes of Assist Group is authorised to issue medical certificates to pilots or medical controllers in order for them to practice privileges in their profession in compliance with the regulations of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Assist Group is authorised to issue medical certificates to pilots or medical controllers in order for them to practice privileges in their profession in compliance with the regulations of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Assist Group is authorised to issue medical certificates to pilots or medical controllers in order for them to practice privileges in their profession in compliance with the regulations of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Aviation medicals can be conducted from our three Sydney Locations:

  • Liverpool (10 minutes from Bankstown Airport)
  • Blacktown (15 minutes from Schofields Aerodrome)
  • Sydney CBD (15 minutes from Sydney Airport)

Assist Group conducts all components of the medical in house in one visit (ECG, blood tests, audiograms, etc). We have a special VIP arrangement with a local cardiologist with reduced waiting times and pricing for any ECG Stress Tests.

Please note we do not have an on staff Aviation Ophthalmologist, however we can refer you to one upon request.

DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING BEFORE I BOOK MY MEDICAL ASSESSMENT?

As part of completing your aviation medical you are required to bring along your Aviation Reference Number (ARN). If you haven’t applied for your number yet, you can start by downloading an application form. Please note, we cannot submit your medical assessment to CASA prior to receiving your ARN.

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH LEVEL OF MEDICAL ASSESSMENT I REQUIRE?

Class 1 - This class of medical assessment is to be completed by those requiring a Commercial Pilot License (CPL), Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) or Flight Engineer (FLTENG) License

Class 2 - This class of medical assessment is to be completed by those requiring a Student Pilot License (SPL), Private Pilot License (PPL), Flight Radio Operator License (FROL) or Commercial Pilot Balloons (CPB)

Class 3 - This class of medical assessment is to be completed by those requiring a Airline Traffic Control Officer (ATCO) license or Flight Service officer (FSO) licence.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE MEDICAL ASSESSMENT?

Class One and Class Three:

As this will be the first time you will have completed a CASA medical, you will complete an initial medical assessment, which includes the standard medical assessment, audiogram, static ECG and fasting blood test. You will also need to organize to have an eye examination with a CASA accredited ophthalmologist (DAO).

Class Two:

An initial class two CASA medical consists of the standard medical assessment only. You are not required to undergo any further testing unless requested by CASA to support or detail any previous/current medical condition.

HOW LONG IS THE CASA MEDICAL CERTIFICATE VALID FOR?

Validity periods are dependent upon both type and age. The table below shows how long each of the classes is valid for.

Validity period (in months)
Class 1Class 2Class 3

Less than 40 years old

124824

More than 40 years old

122424

More than 60 years old, for ATPL only

5

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TESTS I REQUIRE THIS YEAR FOR MY MEDICAL?

Each year, CASA requirements for your medical assessment change based upon their guidelines of reassessment. As it can be hard to keep track of what medical assessments you may need, we have developed the following medical assessment tool to determine the additional tests you require.



Additional Tests Needed
Test Description
+8hr Fasting Blood Test
Fasting Cholesterol and Glucose, HDL and LDL fractions
Audio
Hearing Test/Audiogram
Eye
Specialist Eye Examination
ECG*
Electrocardiogram
CVD Risk Score
Cardio Vascular Disease Risk Calculation
No additional test required unless clinically indicated

HOW CAN I BOOK A MEDICAL ASSESSMENT?

Assessments are conducted via appointment only and must be booked in advance. To secure your medical please contact our medical reception on (02) 9821 3612 or submit your details here and we will contact you to arrange an appointment.

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