Flight Attendant

Provides services for the safety and comfort of aircraft passengers.
Training time 6 months - 1 year
Average pay $55,176
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 3,000

What does a Flight Attendant do?

  • managing safety and emergency procedures and making public announcements
  • coordinating the sale of goods to passengers and completion of any customs and immigration documentation which may be required
  • conducting safety checks and demonstrations of safety equipment and procedures
  • assisting passengers in emergency drills, carrying out emergency procedures, assisting and directing passengers in emergencies
  • checking passengers' tickets and directing them to seats and cabins
  • tidying aircraft, ship and railway cabins, and receiving and stowing food, equipment and cabin baggage
  • operating galleys, preparing and heating food for passengers, and serving refreshments and meals


  • Cabin Supervisor (Aircraft)
  • Crew Attendant (Air Force)

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew)
Certificate IV in Aviation (Aviation Supervision)