Who can apply for a CASA issued ASIC?
Our scope to issue ASICs is limited by the Aviation Transport Security Regulations. We are only authorised to issue ASICs to applicants who:
- hold a valid flight crew licence (as per Part 61) and a current Australian aviation medical certificate OR
- are enrolled, and undergoing training, with a Part 141 certified training organisation OR
- are employees of CASA and have a need to access secure areas of security controlled airports as part of their employment with CASA.
Holders of a valid flight crew licence issued under Part 61 who wish to apply for an ASIC through CASA must also have a current Australian aviation medical certificate. It is acceptable to apply for the medical and/or flight crew licence at the same time as you apply for the ASIC, but you will not be sent off on security checks until the other applications have passed initial checks.
The flight crew licence and ASIC will be issued simultaneously, provided both are approved for issue. Should the application for a medical or flight crew licence be found unacceptable, you will be ineligible for a CASA issued ASIC.
For students enrolled with a Part 141 organisation, the application for an ASIC must be accompanied by a letter from the Part 141 organisation. The letter must:
- be on the letterhead of the Part 141 organisation (letterhead of an affiliated organisation is not acceptable)
- be signed by an employee of the Part 141 organisation (the signature block must include the person’s name and position within the Part 141 organisation)
- include the student’s full legal name
- include the student’s date of birth
- confirm that the ASIC applicant is a current student with the Part 141 organisation (it must name the organisation) who requires frequent access to a designated security airport for the purposes of flight training.
If you are not eligible for a CASA issued ASIC you may find that you can apply for an ASIC from another issuing body. A list of issuing bodies can be found at Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website.