The purpose of the Student Handbook is to provide information for students enrolled at Becker Helicopters Pilot Academy.
The Student Handbook is written for students, and should also be read by Becker Helicopters Pilot Academy staff. This ensures both students and staff have a common understanding of the policies, standards and procedures.
For information, students can also refer to:
- Course Guides, and
- Syllabus Guides.
The Student Handbook is divided into the following parts:
- A – Code of Conduct
Rules by which staff and students are expected to conduct themselves.
- B – Learning and Assessment Policy
The policies that Becker Helicopters follows in order to provide a fair and equitable learning and assessment environment, and also to meet our legislative, regulatory and quality systems requirements, both as a CASA approved Flight School, but also as a Registered Training Organisation.
- C – Policies and Procedures
Provides the key administrative policies and procedures.
- D – Safety and Security
Provides information on how to stay safe and secure during your time here as a student.
- E – School Operations
Provides information about day to day operations around the flight school, including parking, housekeeping, cleaning helicopters, and refuelling.
- F – Learning and Living on the Sunshine Coast
Information to help students to settle in on the sunshine coast, for example, transport, banking, medical centres, etc.
Summary of Policies and Procedures
Part C – Policies and Procedures contains the following information:
- Student Support Services
- Training Standards
- Access and Equity Policy
- Recognition of Prior Learning
- Payment Policy
- Refund Policy
- Complaint / Appeal Policy
- Attendance and Course Progress Policy
- Deferring, Suspending or Cancelling a Students Enrolment
- Health and Wellbeing
- ESOS Framework
Summary of Safety and Security
Part D – Safety and Security contains the following information:
- Safety Program
- Airside Security
- Potential Hazards
- Safety Around Helicopters (Disc Protocols)
- Approach Helicopter Safely
- Flying in a Helicopter
- Airside Safety
- Emergency Numbers
Summary of School Operations
Part E – School Operations contains the following information:
- Preparing for your First Day
- Roles and Responsibilities
- General Facilities
- Flight Apparel (What to wear)
- Theory School
- Flight Training
Summary of Living and Learning on the Sunshine Coast
Part F – Learning and Living on the Sunshine Coast contains the following information:
- Living on the Sunshine Coast
- Airport Layout and Facilities
- Out and About around the Airport
- Roads and Transport
- Personal Safety and Security
- Health and Wellbeing
- Cost of Living
- Education for Dependants
- Immigration and Visas
- Useful Contacts