Helicopter Pilots fly helicopters to transport passengers, mail or freight, or provide agricultural, aviation or aerial surveillance services.
You need to pass practical and theoretical exams to qualify for your helicopter pilot licence before you can work as a Helicopter Pilot. The Civil Aviation Authority issues pilot licences. Flight training is available through private flying schools. Completing a formal qualification through either Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university may improve your chances of getting a job as a Helicopter Pilot. You can also train to become a helicopter pilot with the Australian Defence Force.
Registration with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority is required.