Part 61 of CASR Flight crew licensing

Rule status

Part 61 of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) sets out the requirements and standards for the issue of flight crew licences, ratings and other authorisations. 

The rules cover what flight crew need to do to obtain and maintain licences, ratings and endorsement and the limitations that apply to exercising their privileges.

All training for the grant of a Part 61 licence, rating or endorsement must be conducted by the holder of a Part 141 or Part 142 certificate.

Who it affects  

Part 61 affects: 

  • aspiring and existing Australian flight crew licence holders 

  • pilots seeking to convert from an overseas pilot licence to the Australian equivalent, or obtain recognition of Australian military flight crew qualifications 

  • flight training operators and their personnel 

  • Australian aircraft operators employing flight crew. 

Legislative instruments

Legislative instruments include exemptions to particular regulatory requirements in aviation regulations or a Manual of Standards, but which apply to a broad range of persons. Instruments related to this part will display in this space or you can view our list of legislative instruments.

28 legislative instruments available

Part 61 Manual of Standards
Commences:
Low-level Rating Exemption 2020
CASA EX73/20
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Aerial Baiting Operations Exemption 2019
CASA EX44/19
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Flight crew licensing (miscellaneous exemptions)
CASA EX66/21
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Multi-Engine Helicopters Exemption 2022
CASA EX49/22
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Flight training and test (low-fidelity simulators)
CASA EX42/22
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Non-legislative instruments

Non-legislative instruments include exemptions to particular regulatory requirements in aviation regulations or a Manual of Standards, but which apply to a particular person. Non-legislative instruments related to this part will display in this space or your can view our list of non-legislative instruments.

4 non-legislative instruments available

Guidance material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance to explain particular regulatory requirements of a CASR Part. Guidance material relating to this part will appear in this space or you can view all our guidance material.

Draft material that is open for input, including Advisory Circulars, can be found on the Consultation Hub.

7 guidance material available

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Advisory Circular AC 61-05 provides guidance on night VFR (NVFR) ratings as well as operations under NVFR. It covers the hazards of night flying and advice on safely conducting night operations.

Advisory Circular Version: 1.1
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Advisory Circular AC 61-08 provides guidance to flight simulator users seeking approval. It covers information requirements for the applications, as well as the application method and information requirements for reign flight simulator approval.

Advisory Circular Version: 1.1
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Advisory Circular AC 61-16 highlights the risks associated with advanced stalling training when conducted in aircraft that are not certified for intentional spinning.

Advisory Circular Version: 1.0
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Advisory Circular AC 61-09 provides practical guidance about competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) and how it is applied to flight crew.

Advisory Circular Version: 1.0
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This document contains guidance material intended to assist CASA officers, delegates, and the aviation industry in understanding the course contents, structure, and policies of the Flight Instructor Rating Course (FERC).

General Version: 2.0
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The CASA Flight Examiner Rating Course (FERC) Workbook is normally completed during progress through the CASA FERC eLearning modules 4-6.

Industry compliance template Version: 1.0
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Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//search-centre/rules/part-61-casr-flight-crew-licensing
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