English Language Proficiency Tests

Pilots (other than Recreational Pilots) – Aviation English Language Assessment


To be issued with a flight crew licence other than a Recreational Pilot Licence, the applicant must meet the
Aviation English Language Assessment standard which means you need to be assessed at at a minimum of Level 4, 5 or 6. If you are assessed as a Level 6 then no further testing is required. Level 4 or 5 assessments require re-testing at 3 year and 6 year intervals respectively.


I am a CASA approved English Language Assessor - Level 6.

An applicant who does not meet Level 6 must be referred to a person approved by CASA under CASR 61.270 as a language proficiency assessor.

Aviation English Language Assessor Level 6 pricing: $99.00 including GST

Please contact me for further information and bookings.


Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC) – English Language Assessment


Non pilots who are required to communicate via radio to pilots and other non pilots in the aviation environment require an AROC.

 

To be issued with an AROC, the applicant must meet the Aviation English Language Assessment standard which means you need to be assessed at at a minimum of Level 4, 5 or 6. If you are assessed as a Level 6 then no further testing is required. Level 4 or 5 assessments require re-testing at 6 year and 3 year intervals respectively. 

 

In addition the applicant needs to undertake a course of training in the theory and practical use of radios in the aviation environment.

Examples include maintenance staff who are moving aircraft around an airport, refuellers , airport ground staff driving on taxiways and runways.

More information on the training required to obtain an AROC is available by going to this link. 

Please contact me for further information and bookings.

Recreational Pilots – General English Language Proficiency


An applicant for a Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) is required to be proficient in general English.

 

Applicants must show evidence of an acceptable background in English and be interviewed by Head of Operations (HOO) or persons approved by CASA to conduct ELP assessments to qualify for an RPL.

 

RPL applicants are not expected to know about aviation terminology, or to be familiar with the aviation environment. Therefore, the Level 6 Expert Speaker Assessment might not be appropriate.

 

Applicants who are fluent in English yet do not meet the schooling or employment criteria for the GELP English standard can be assessed by a CASA approved assessor, instead of sitting one of the accepted general English language tests such as TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS.


Note: If the applicant holds a current Aviation or General English Language Assessment, this will
satisfy the requirement.

General English Language Proficiency (GELP) pricing: $44.00 including GST

 

Radio Endorsement for Recreational Pilot Licence holders

Note however to be endorsed to use an aircraft radio whilst exercising the privileges of an RPL you must have been assessed as meeting the requirements of an Aviation English Language Assessment standard which means you need to be assessed at at a minimum of Level 4, 5 or 6. If you are assessed as a Level 6 then no further testing is required. Level 4 or 5 assessments require re-testing at 3 year and 6 year intervals respectively.

In effect if you are operating from a controlled airport such as Bankstown or a CTAF where the carriage of radio is required you need to have an Aviation English Language Assessment - level 4 or higher. 

Aviation English Language Assessor Level 6 pricing: $99.00 including GST

 

Please contact me for further information and bookings.

CONTACT: Mark King     Mobile: 0458 939 058     Email: mark@flyplanes.com.au