ARO Refresher Training

About the course

Our ARO Refresher course has been designed to help you stay current with recent industry changes and legislation updates. The intent of the course is to both challenge and increase the level of knowledge of Aerodrome Reporting Officers. Throughout the course you will have access to the AMS training team for support.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority recommends that ARO/WSO staff conduct refresher training every 2-5 years (Advisory Circular AC 139.C-02 Aerodrome Personnel).

This course is not recommended for individuals that are new to the role of Aerodrome Reporting Officer or Works Safety Officer, or for those that have not worked recently as an ARO/WSO. For individuals new to the role we recommend our Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set course.

Eligibility Criteria

This course is not recommended for those that are new in the role of an ARO, or have had little/no exposure in the role since their initial course. This course has been designed for those currently working as an Aerodrome Reporting Officer and/or Works Safety Officer and want to maintain their industry currency.

You are eligible to undertake this course if you can provide the following evidence:

  • Evidence of completing an ARO course and/or refresher training within the last 5 years or have completed the Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) in the last 5 years;


  • Can demonstrate you have been undertaking the ARO role regularly for at least the last two years (we recommend sending in three (3) copies of serviceability inspection forms that you have completed over the 12 months as evidence).
  • This evidence needs to be submitted with your enrolment.

Course Options & Duration

Online Option

Our online course option is self-paced, and you have up to six months to complete the course. The online option can usually be completed in 20-25 hours, but this is dependent on the individual. We highly recommend students allow around two weeks to chip away at the course, putting aside 2-3 hours a day.

Our online refresher course includes a learner guide for each module, plus access to our industry experts/trainers so it’s not all about multiple choice or true and false answers. Students receive meaningful feedback on their performance and practical activities are required to be undertaken in combination with the theory.

You will have access to the AMS Training Team during your course, available to provide meaningful feedback on your performance and answer any queries you may have.

After you have completed your online course you can log in at any time and re-read the material as you see fit. Down the track if you wish to undertake the assessments again and be re-certified there is an amount payable.

Face-to-Face Option

If you prefer a face-to-face training option AMS can come to your site (class size capped at 10 people) to deliver a hybrid ARO Refresher course, which is two (2) days in duration. The course will be customised for your team and aerodrome.

Our industry experts/trainers make the course interactive and interesting for all participants, allowing plenty of time for valuable group discussions, questions and answers.

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Our ARO Refresher course is not nationally recognised. Upon successful completion of this course a Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants within 5 business days of the course being completed.

Enrolment Process

You can enrol at any time by clicking this link:

Please note that evidence of prior learning needs to be uploaded during the enrolment process, alternatively please email your evidence to [email protected] when you have enrolled. We cannot accept your enrolment until we receive this information, thank you for your understanding.