Payment Policy

Becker Helicopters is a registered training organisation (RTO) and has effective financial management procedures in accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.
In accordance with these policies, course payments are separated into Semesters/Phases.

Non sponsored students

[1]This policy is applicable to students who are responsible for their own course fees.

If a student is employer sponsored, there will be a contract or Letter of Understanding that defines the payment terms.

Payment Schedule

Prior to commencing training you will be issued with a Payment Schedule that identifies the semesters/phases in your training.

In summary:

  • The registration fee is payable upon enrolment
  • The first semester/phase’s course fees are payable on arrival, including the flight kit, and external CASA exam fees
  • After the first semester/phase, the course fees are payable 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the semester.
  • Aircraft hire is payable in advance.

Student Fund Account

Becker Helicopter’s accepts cash, cheques, and credit cards as payment (Note: Credit Card transactions attract an administration fee).

Alternatively, proceeds can be transferred by bank telegraphic transfer.

An invoice will provide more information on your payment options.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure there are sufficient funds in the Student Funds Account to cover 10 hours of aircraft hire, based on the current rate for the selected aircraft type.  A student will be grounded from flying if there are insufficient funds in the Student Funds Account to cover aircraft hire.

The student will remain grounded until there are sufficient funds in the account.

This policy is non-negotiable.

Cleared Funds Only

Becker Helicopters will not accept un-cleared funds, or a remittance advice receipt printed from the bank as evidence of payment, nor will it accept blank signed cheques without prior approval from the banking institution guaranteeing the funds are available and the bank cheque is cleared.



The Student Services Manager is responsible for the daily processing and issuing of student invoices as well as the collection of accounts owing.

Any queries regarding your account must be directed to the Student Services Manager and not your Instructor.  Account balances or statements can be issued on request.

Text Books and Equipment

Text books, aviation equipment, documents, CASA fees and other ancillary costs are paid for in the first semester.

International Students – Visa’s

It is required that an International Student must satisfactorily attend the course if they are issued with a Student Visa.

The Visa can be revoked if the student does not attend the course curriculum.

Should the student be unable to continue the course due to insufficient funds, Becker Helicopters are obligated to notify the relevant authorities.

If you are unable to maintain your attendance or complete your training due to insufficient funds, your Student Visa can be cancelled.

Visitors and Short Term Students

All visitors and / or short term students must settle their account at the end of the day.

Payment Arrangements

We accept cash, cheque, Master Card, Visa Card & Amex Card

Alternatively you can direct credit the funds into our cheque account up to 2-3 business days prior to the flight training.

Credit Card Merchant Fees

Please note that a merchant fee that applies to Credit Card transactions.

Interest and Collection Fees

Any balance outstanding more than seven days after the flight will incur interest at current Westpac overdraft rates for $100,000 balances from the date of the flight.  Any balance plus accrued interest outstanding after 14 days will also accrue any collection costs incurred by Becker Helicopter Services and/or collection brokers appointed to collect the monies on behalf of Becker Helicopter Services.

Payment Policy Acknowledge and Consent

When you enrol, you indicate that you have read and understood the Code of Conduct and Policies and Procedures detailed in the Student Handbook, and that you are agreeing to the following:



Under the Section 18E (8) (c) of the Privacy Act, you agree to allow Becker Helicopters ABN 97067130992 (BHS) to give a credit reporting agency certain personal information about you, and that you authorise BHS to do so.

The information given to the agency is covered by Section 18E (1) of the Act and includes some of the following:

  • such permitted particulars about you which allows you to be identified.
  • payments which are more than 60 days overdue and for which debt collection action has commenced.
  • cheques drawn by you that have been dishonoured more than once.
  • the credit provided has been discharged.

You authorise BHS to obtain from credit reporting agencies a credit report to assess your present and future applications for personal and commercial credit.

You agree that you are authorised by the Individual/Company/Business to make this application.

You agree to be bound by the Payment Terms and Conditions outlined in the Student Handbook.

You acknowledge and consent to credit information clauses under the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth).


Training Flights Pay As You Go

Ad-Hoc or Corporate Training

Some student pilots might be training over a long period of time and do not want to have funds sitting in a student funds account.  We can accommodate those requests by having quoted amount for flight or flight within the week of the weekend of flying.  This is for ad-hoc, sporadic training, corporate training etc.

For full-time Student Pilots, International and Domestic students this type of payment does not apply.  It’s impractical due to the ongoing daily flight schedule that prohibits this sort of payment plan.  International Visa requirements also require you to have full funding available for training.

Government Agencies

Government agencies must produce a Purchase Order form or similar guarantee of payment at completion of training sorties for the specific amount of training.

Quote for Pay As You Go

This quote is for a set number of hours – for example 2 hours in R44 @ $990 per hour plus landing fees and fuel levy, means the student can only fly the two hours quoted.  The amount quoted is the amount that the student pays prior to the training commencing.

Closing of Student Account Procedure

The Student Services is responsible for producing a final statement or reconciliation report of the student’s account.  If the account is in credit a cheque payable to the student or a direct deposit into the student’s bank account will be paid in seven days of the account closing subsequent to an independent audit.
Student qualifications and/or Licences may be withheld if there are outstanding funds due at the completion of the course, until your account is fully paid and settled.  This will be independently audited prior to full settlement to ensure fairness and accuracy in all dealings.

[1] RTO 5.3