Student Handbook

Please take the time to read all sections of the Student Handbook, with special reference to:
- Part A: Code of Conduct, and
- Part B: Learning and Assessment Standards
- Part C: Policies and Procedures (particularly the Payment and Refund Policy)
**Please note, if you are an international student wishing to study at Becker Helicopters please email to request an application form

Please acknowledge that you have read and agree with the above documents by ticking the following box.

Personal Information

(Only if available)
(ONLY Australian ARNs please).
(To the nearest kilogram. Please be honest. This will determine the most appropriate helicopter for your training).

Next of Kin - In Case of Emergency

(Please include two different telephone contact numbers [with area codes], their address and email)

Medical Information

Please list any health concerns/medical conditions. It is your obligation to inform Becker Helicopters of any health matter that may affect your training. If Nil, write Nil.

Education and Experience

Let us know what aviation licences and ratings you have.

Choose a Course

(In this section you can indicate a course that isn't listed or a specific endorsement for a listed course above)
(Your start date can vary depending on your situation - generally your start date is when you would like to start training. This is only an approximate date that you would prefer. ).

International Applicants - please supply the following

Refund Policy - Please Read

Requests for Refunds
• All requests for refunds must be in writing and signed by the student.
• All withdrawals should be given with at least 7 days notice.
• All refunds will be paid within 4 weeks of receiving written claim.
Refund paid to
The refund payment is made to the person who originally paid the fees.
Refund Currency
The refund is to be paid in the same currency as was originally paid. All fees associated with any exchange rate change will be incurred by the student.
Visa Refusal
• All unexpended course fees will be refunded except the NON REFUNDABLE Enrolment fee of $1250 and a proof of Visa refusal must be provided.
• However, no refund will be given on fees if a Visa is cancelled due to breach of Visa conditions by the student
Notifying the Secretary and the TPS Director
To meet Tuition Protection Service (TPS) reporting obligations, BHS needs to report on whether BHS have provided a refund to a student in two cases of student default:
• where a student's visa is refused, even if there is a compliant written agreement in place
• where there is no compliant written agreement in place.
Under section 47H of the ESOS Act, within 7 days after the 28 day (4 week) refund period BHS will give a notice to the Secretary and the TPS Director of the outcome of the refund, and discharge of BHS obligations. This notice must comply with the requirements of section 47H.22F
Student Default
If the training is cancelled because of a student default as defined below, then a refund will be provided.
Under section 47A of the ESOS Act, an overseas student or intending overseas student defaults, in relation to a course at a location, if:
• the course starts at the location on the agreed starting day, but the student does not start the course on that day (and has not previously withdrawn); or
• the student withdraws from the course at the location (either before or after the agreed starting day); or
• the registered provider of the course refuses to provide, or continue providing, the course to the student at the location because of one or more of the following:
• the student failed to pay an amount payable to the provider for the course;
• the student breached a condition of his/her student visa;
• misbehaviour by the student (Note: the student is entitled to natural justice under subsection 47A(3)).
See Refund based on below.
Failure to provide services
• If the training is cancelled because BHS is not able to provide the course, then a refund will be provided.
See Refund based on below.
• Should the student withdraw from the course due to extreme personal circumstances or illness that prevents continuation of their training then 14 days notice is required.
• In the case of illness a Doctor’s certificate is required to accompany the withdrawal from the course.
See Refund based on below.
Refund Based On
The unexpended portion of the fees paid by the student will be refunded less the following:
• Enrolment fee.
• Outstanding course fees and charges.
• Any additional administration costs directly related to the cancellation. A cancellation fee of AUD $1,000.00 applies in all cases, except Visa Refusal.
• Any expenditure made on the student’s behalf, including but not limited to: pre-paid accommodation, course books, documents and flying equipment ordered for the student’s course. These are non-refundable as the purchase is made on the student’s behalf.
Complaints, Appeals and Disputes
• If the student has a complaint or wishes to appeal a refund decision, they can follow the complaints / appeals process within the Student Handbook.
• The student may pursue additional advice, and alternative action through the Office of Fair-trading and is able to take further action through the Australian Consumer Protection Laws.
• If there is a dispute relating to the refunds offered by Becker Helicopters the students may pursue other legal remedies.

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Please select if you agree to the following:
I do hereby consent and agree that Becker Helicopters Group of companies, its employees, or agents have the right to take photographs, videotape, or digital recordings of me during my flight training course and to use these in any and all media, now or hereafter known, and exclusively for the purpose of web site, brochures advertising.
I further consent that my name and identity may be revealed therein or by descriptive text or commentary. I do hereby release to Becker Helicopters Group of companies, its agents, and employees all rights to exhibit this work in print and electronic form publicly or privately and to market and sell copies. I waive any rights, claims, or interest I may have to control the use of my identity or likeness in whatever media used. I understand that there will be no financial or other remuneration for recording me, either for initial or subsequent transmission or playback.
I also understand that Becker Helicopters Group of companies is not responsible for any expense or liability incurred as a result of my participation in this recording, including medical expenses due to any sickness or injury incurred as a result. I represent that I am at least 18 years of age, have read and understand the foregoing statement, and am competent to execute this agreement.


I hereby voluntarily and knowingly release and discharge Becker Helicopter Services Pty Ltd, it’s employees, officers, directors, administrators, legal representatives and assignees from any and all claims and causes of action which I now have or in the future; known, or unknown, or that any person claiming through me may have any claim to have against the aforesaid releases, respectfully, created by or arising out of my activity as a pilot/instructor or passenger in or about any and all aircraft furnished by Becker Helicopter Services Pty Ltd. It is my intention that the release be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, executors, administrators and assignees.