Cabin Crew Licensing Training

Dangerous Goods: Cabin Crew, Flight Deck & Ground Staff Training

Course Details

Course Duration

1 Day

Training Category

Cabin Crew Licensing


19 October 2021

Couse Fees Include

  • Training Material required for training
  • DG Certificate

Do I Qualify?

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

Dangerous Goods are articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or to the environment when transported by air, and which are classified according to Section 3 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.  

The syllabus for Dangerous Goods training will vary according to the Category of DG training required.  These requirements are listed in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (Table 1.5A).

This course is mandatory for flight deck and cabin crew members and currency needs to be renewed every 2 years.  These categories also allow training to be provided for certain ground crew members. This course forms part of the cabin crew member licensing programme or as a stand-alone subject for all Aviation Personnel 


Course Content

Dangerous Goods: Cabin Crew, Flight Deck & Ground Staff Training

  • General Philosophy

  • Limitations

  • General Requirement for Shippers

  • Classification

  • List of Dangerous Goods

  • General Packing Requirements

  • Packing Instructions

  • Marking & Labelling

  • Shippers Declaration and other Relevant Documentation

  • Acceptance Procedures

  • Recognition of Undeclared DG

  • Storage and Loading Procedures

  • Pilots notification

  • Provisions for Passengers & CrewEmergency Procedures

Course Entry Requirements

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

  • When attending this course while undertaking the cabin crew member licensing programme the course entry requirements will be the same as those for initial training.
  • A flight crew members licence for licensed 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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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
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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. Burger radiologists in Arwyp clinic in Kempton Park charges our learners R380 for this x-ray.  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.

Should you be having your medical in Midrand, you can also have your X-ray done at the X-Ray Department, Room 6, Health Emporium, Corner Church and Market Streets, Halfway House, Midrand. Their cost for the X-ray is R400 and their telephone number is 011 312 3942/78   

The Doctors listed below offer our learners a special rate:

  • Dr K Ingham, Pine avenue, Arwyp Main entrance, the Specialists’ rooms on the 1st Floor , Arwyp Hospital, Kempton Park and Central - Aerospace Medicine, 49 New Road, Grand Central, Midrand. Telephone number: Tel: 011 315 5817, Cost - R600.00 (Dr Ingham is only available in Kempton Park on Mondays)
  • Dr Kotze and Dr Opperman, 1019 Saxby Avenue, Eldoraigne, Centurion, Tel Number: 012 492 5661, 087 086 3415, Aviation medical costs, excluding X-ray Cost - R950.00. Opening hours Monday – Friday 07:30 – 19h00 and Saturday 08:00 – 13:00.
  • Dr Erasmus, No.5 Ninth Avenue, Northmead ,Benoni. Tel Number:011 849 6512, Cost - R750.00 
  • Dr. Sishaba/ Dr L. Maneli, 265 Zircon Street, Lyttleton Manor, Centurion: Tel Number: 071 929 0275, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Cost - R700.00
  • Dr Tenzer, The Faraday Medical Centre, 207 Eloff Street Ext. Selby, Johannesburg, Tel Number: 083 679 0777 or 011 493 3333, Cost - R900.00
  •  Dr B Masimbe, 12 Sunningdale Drive, Helensva, Harare, Zimbabwe Tel: 0263 473 363 / 0263 7126 14145 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Dangerous Goods by Air, Dangerous Goods Categories, Dangerous Goods Regulations
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