Classes of Medical Certificates
CASA issues Class 1, 2 and 3 Medical Certificates to persons who seek them. Certain holders of civil aviation authorisations are required to hold a medical certificate when exercising the privileges of the authorisation. Each class of medical certificate also has a medical standard set out in tables in Part 67 of the CASR. A summary of the above follows:
This medical standard applies to holders of an Air Transport Pilot Licence, Commercial Pilot Licence (other than balloons), Multi-crew Pilot (aeroplane) Licence, Flight Engineer Licence or Student Flight Engineer Licence.
This medical applies to holders of a Student Pilot Licence, Private Pilot Licence, Commercial Pilot (Balloon) Licence and Flight Radio Operator Licence.
This medical standard applies to holders of an Air Traffic Control Licence or and Flight Service Officers.
Duration of Validity of Medical Certificates
Unless otherwise advised by the Aviation Medicine Section, a:
- Class 1 Medical Certificate is valid for one year.
- Class 2 Medical Certificate is valid for four years, for applicants less than 40 years of age on the day of issue, and in all other cases for two years.
- Class 3 Medical Certificate is valid for two years.
Note: Where an applicant’s medical condition is under review, the duration of a Medical Certificate may be varied at the discretion of the Director of Aviation Medicine.