an RePL training instructor authorised by the CRP.
Step 2: Provide evidence
To show your general English language proficiency you must provide proof that you:
completed or are completing secondary school in Australia or New Zealand, or the equivalent in an English-speaking country
worked in Australia or New Zealand for at least 3 of the last 5 years
worked in a specified country for at least 3 of the last 5 years and successfully completed an English language proficiency test
passed an English language proficiency test
completed a CASA-approved English language proficiency (ELP) course.
An assessor will also need to be satisfied that the evidence is genuine.
Step 3: English language proficiency test results
To get your GELP, your results on the English language proficiency tests must be at least:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) general or academic training module overall grade of 5.5, with no individual grade in a paper lower than 5
Test of English for International Communication-Secure Program (TOEIC-Secure Program/ Public Testing Centre with grades not less than:
350 for listening
300 for reading
160 for speaking
140 for writing
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT): grade no less than 71
Test of English as a Foreign Language computer-based test (TOEFL CBT): grade no less than 197
Test of English as a Foreign Language paper-based test (TOEFL PB) with a grade no less than 530
assessed by a CASA approved assessor as meeting the requirements of Schedule 2 of the CASR Part 61 MOS.
Step 4: Interview
You will need an interview with an assessor. You must show them written evidence of your language proficiency. You both must be able to understand each other.
The interview should take 20 to 30 minutes. It will assess your ability to:
pronounce words clearly, using an accent that is not difficult to understand
convey information in clearly structured sentences without confusion or ambiguity
use vocabulary to accurately communicate on general and technical topics with excessive use of:
speak fluently without long pauses, repetition or excessive false starts
respond to communications with actions that show that you have understood
exchange information clearly in a variety of situations with both expert and non-expert English speakers while giving and receiving timely and appropriate responses
use techniques such as questioning, non-verbal communication and paraphrasing to validate communications.
You won't be tested on aviation terminology.
Interview requirements for assessors
When preparing interview questions, an assessor should:
prepare questions that are valid and challenging
ensure questions are not ambiguous
ensure that the content is not technical
avoid closed questions (those that require a yes or no answer)
ask questions similar to the complexity you would expect during a training exercise.
The assessment ensures that an applicant has sufficient English language skills to communicate clearly and effectively during their training, operations and, where appropriate, operating air-band radios.
Notify us of the outcome
After the interview the assessor must notify us of the outcome.
Have this information ready before you begin:
Assessors can complete the GELP notification online via myCASA if they have:
an Instrument of Approval
an approval on their FER to conduct GELP assessments.