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Change of Category - ATPL(A) to ATPL(H) or vice versa
ATPL change of category exam requirements - ATPL(A) to ATPL(H) or vice versa
Holders of either an Australian ATPL licence or a full ATPL Theory Examination Credit (i.e. they have passed all seven ATPL(A) or ATPL(H) subject-part exams within one ‘window’) and wish to obtain an aeronautical knowledge exam credit of a different aircraft category are required to pass the subject-part exams for the new aircraft category only. The common category subject-parts; AMET, ANAV, AHUF and AALW need not be passed.
Note: Pilots wishing to change category are still required to satisfy the normal Pre-qualification requirements prior to booking any ATPL subject exam for their new category.
ATPL(A) to ATPL(H) requirements
Candidates who hold either an Australian ATPL(A) licence or an ATP(A)L Theory Examination Credit and wish to gain their ATPL(H) licence must pass each of AFPH, AASH and APLH subject-parts within one ‘window’ to gain their ATPL(A) to ATPL(H) theory credit.
ATPL(H) to ATPL(A) requirements
Candidates who hold either an Australian ATPL(H) licence or an ATP(H)L Theory Examination Credit and wish to gain their ATPL(A) licence must pass each of AFPA, AASA and APLA subject-parts within one ‘window’ to gain their ATPL(H) to ATPL(A) theory credit. Candidates should realise that a pass in IREX is a mandatory requirement prior to completing their ATPL(A) flight test. However, the pass in IREX may have been achieved at any time prior to the flight test.
Candidates changing category are still required to satisfy the pre-qualification requirements specified for each subject.
Notification to CASA
Candidates who have completed their ‘change of category’ exams, should notify firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure they have the appropriate theory credit awarded to them.
ATPL exam passes
ATPL subject passes cannot be accepted as an equivalent pass in any CPL subject exam.
Overseas ATPL exam passes
CASA does not recognize any flight crew exam credit achieved under the licensing system of a foreign aviation regulatory authority.
Candidates should book their exams through Aspeq.
Time permitted to pass all required exams
All required subject-parts must be completed within a window. See re-training periods and windows.