Cabin Crew Licensing Training

Cabin Crew Member / Flight Attendant Licensing Training

Course Details

Course Duration

6 Weeks. 30 days

Training Category

Cabin Crew Training



Couse Fees Include

  • Training Material
  • Stationery
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Professionally taken CV Photographs
  • SACAA Examination
  • Issuing of SACAA cabin crew members license
  • All transportation costs for assessment and examination purposes  
  • All modules and regulatory components required to complete your cabin crew licensing course
  • Graduation 


Do I Qualify?

Try our 2 minute questionnaire to see whether you qualify for this exciting course and a career in aviation  and tourism.

Our cabin crew licensing course covers all the training modules required by the South African Civil Aviation Authority for the licensing of flight attendant - air hostess - cabin crew members. We have a fully operational simulator at our Comair/ Kulula premises which allows learning to take place in a lifelike environment. Our aircraft visits are more frequent than the legislation requires.  We are proud to announce that we boast with a 99.6% success rate for licensing of cabin crew members.

We have been training Cabin Crew, Flight Attendants, and Air Hostesses for over 12 years, and each year hundreds of prospective crew pass through our school. Our courses take place over a 6 week period and we have approximately two courses commencing every month.  

We have various cabin crew licensing options / combinations as shown below.  This course can be done full time or via a blended learning programme.

Please see our sections on eLearning and blended training. 


All our cabin crew courses take place at our premises located at 7 Fortress Street, Rhodesfield, Kempton Park. Classes take place on Monday to Friday from 07:30 - 15:00. When required training may be required on a Saturday, training hours will be from 08:00 - 15:00.


Contact us for pricing.


Course Content

Cabin Crew Member / Flight Attendant Licensing Training

The cabin crew member licensing course involves demanding and strenuous training which includes firefighting, emergency evacuations, aviation medicine, dangerous goods, decompression, ditching, survival, security and many other modules.  This process takes 6 weeks to complete and the purpose of this training is to prepare you to efficiently handle any situation which could occur on board an aircraft.

Our training modules are legislated by the South African Civil Aviation Authorities. Modules include:

  • General Safety and Emergency Procedures Training
  • Theoretical and Practical modules relating to Aviation Medicine
  • Theoretical Safety policies and procedures
  • Aircraft type training
  • Air Law
  • Practical Emergency Procedures include: Use of Emergency and survival equipment, Ditching and Survival Training, Live Fire Fighting, Evacuation from an aircraft
  • Practical and Theoretical Aircraft Type Training
  • Security
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods by air
  • Crew Resource Management

On course completion, we compile our learners CV together with professionally taken photographs.

Course Entry Requirements

What Do I Need To Be Able To Participate In This Course?

  • A Class 4 medical certificate – The medical is required to allow us to apply for your cabin crew member’s license with the SACAA. 
  • Minimum of 18 years of age at the time of writing the SACAA examination – or older
  • Proficiency in English

A Grade 12 or NQF Level 4 certificate is not required for the cabin crew licensing training course however it is normally a minimum requirement when airline operators advertise positions for cabin crew members. 

Do I Qualify?

Do you want to know whether you qualify for this course and an exciting career in aviation and tourism?

Try our quick and simple checker below. 

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Sorry! This course is only available to people younger than 60

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As soon as you are 18 years old you will be able to write the necessary exams. You are able to start the course while you are 17 but will need to be 18 when you complete the course. 

For now let's us see if you meet the other requirements. 

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Fantastic. You need to be proficient in English

You meet the age requirements and your English is acceptable. Let us continue.

Sadly you need to be proficient in english for this course

This is not the end of the line for you. If doing this course is important to you all you need to do is get better at english. To do so try one or two of these suggestions:

  1. Watch more english series
  2. Try an online english course
  3. Practice wherever you can
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Health Check

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Persons who are on anti-depressants can become cabin crew.

It is an important safety issue for both you and airline passengers so a aviation medical examiner will need to conduct an assessment as to whether the medication you are taking is acceptable.

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Brilliant. You seem to qualify!

Based on this basic information it looks like you qualify to be a part of this programme. There are a few minor checks that we will need to complete including a medical but it looks like you are ready to start an exciting career in travel and aviation.


We will now send you more detailed information on the program and the entry requirements along with course dates and other important information. We look forward to having you onboard!

Where can we send your course information?

Unfortunately having good hearing is essential for this program.

Have you considered a ground based tourism career? Why not look at the following options:

  1. Passenger Ground Handling inclusive of GDS
  2. General Travel
  3. Tourist Guiding
We like to keep things personal. Please provide your name.
We need to email your information to you. Please provide a valid email address.
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Medical Information

Medical Assessment

A Front view chest X-ray for initial cabin crew members is required prior to making an booking with an aviation medical examiner as this x-ray forms part of the medical assessment. You are not required to make an booking when undertaking this x-ray as the radiologists work on a first come, first serve basis. Once you have had your chest x-ray taken you need to make an appointment with an Aviation doctor.  The chest x-ray MUST be taken with to the Aviation doctor in order to get your medical certificate.


The Doctors listed below offer our learners a special rate:

  • The Doctors listed below offer our learners a special rate: Prices subject to change without prior notice. This is for your own cost. An Aviation Chest Xray can be done at ANY X-ray Department/Hospital.


    Dr Petro Lehman, 8 Oak Street, Northmead, Benoni, Tell 011 849 2475, 082 472 8395.
    Dr K Ingham, Pine avenue, Aerospace Medicine, 49 New Road, Grand Central, Midrand. Telephone number: 011 315 5817.
    Dr Erasmus, No.5 Ninth Avenue, Northmead Benoni. Telephone number: 011 849 6512
    Dr Tenzer, The Faraday Medical Centre, 207 Eloff Street Ext. Selby, Jhb (Morning appointments)
    Rand Airport: 081 706 3392 
    Dr B Masimbe, 12 Sunningdale Drive, Helensva, Harare, Zimbabwe. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0263- 473-363 or 0263-7126-14145.

    DURBAN AREA DR RA GOORDEEN Aviation/ Maritime Cell 082 373 6221 (031 5079110)

The rates listed above are subject to change so please check prices when making a reservation.

For a list of SACAA accredited medical examiners, please refer to their website: – aviation medicine-regular or senior aviation medical examiners list. This site lists the accredited Drs. in South Africa, you can check which Dr is closest to you. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of schedule as you will be required to complete documentation prior to seeing the Dr. 

Which School Is Best For Me?

As many individuals aspire to be cabin crew members it is advisable to attend an ATO who assists individuals with interviewing skills and compilation of CV’s, photographs for their CV’s and cover letters.  This will assist the applicant in being better prepared for the interviewing process as many of these learners will be attending their first ever interview.

Do not pay for information sessions on cabin crew member training as the syllabus is available of the South African Civil Aviation Authority’s website or you can attend free information sessions with some ATO’s. It is also a good idea to get this information through blogs, Facebook pages or making contact with learners who have attended the training.

There are many Aviation Training Organisations (ATO’s) in South Africa and you are advised to carefully select the one you choose.  Check the credentials of the company you chose to do your training with.

Aviation Training Organisations and schools can NOT guarantee employment.  Airline operators advertise, interview and employ their own cabin crew, so be cautious of a crew training school that “guarantees employment”.

Learn more about EPT Training school here.

Suggestions And Warnings When Chosing A Training Organisation Includes:

Prospective cabin crew members are required to undergo x-rays and a medical assessment which forms part of the licensing process.  Have this medical done prior to enrolling for training as this will avoid you paying training fees with an ATO which are normally not refundable should you be found medically unfit.  Also check cost of the x-ray and examination prior to committing to a specific laboratory and Doctor.

When searching for a Training Organisation, ensure that the price you are quoted by the ATO is inclusive of all modules and requirements to complete the licensing process.  These charges include:

  • Aviation Medicine Training

  • Dangerous Goods Training

  • Fire Fighting Training

  • Security Training

  • General SEPT

  • South African Civil Aviation Authority Examination

  • South African Civil Aviation Authority License’


Synonyms For This Course Include

cabin crew member, cabin crew training, airhostess course, air hostess training, cabin attendant course, flight attendant course, flight attendant training, cabin crew course, stewardess course, aviation training, airline training courses
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