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Helicopter Underwater Escape (HUET+EBS)


Training for persons who regularly travel by helicopter for work including offshore rigs, floating facility or production, storage and offloading support vessel including those who undertake emergency and rescue operations from aircraft.


This program provides learners with the skills and knowledge that cover all related safety issues of the aircraft.

This applies to personnel who are required to undertake pre-flight preparation, escape from an inverted and/or submerged helicopter, don and successfully employ a life jacket, deploy safety and emergency equipment, deploy life rafts and help other survivors.

This program applies to all persons who regularly travel by helicopter and may need  to utilise an emergency breathing system (EBS).


  • 1 day


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by RISK RESPONSE AND RESCUE (RTO 90774)


PMAWHS214 Undertake helicopter safety and escape

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to exit a helicopter under abnormal conditions at sea.


1. Prepare for flight
2. Board the helicopter
3. Prepare for helicopter ditching
4. Undertake evacuation from the helicopter
5. Facilitate recovery process
6. Control hazards

This unit of competency applies to all persons who regularly travel by helicopter, for example, to any of the following installations or facilities:

  • offshore rig/installation
  • floating facility (e.g. floating storage and offloading (FSO), floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO), and floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG))
  • support vessel.

Also available:

AVIF0039 Utilise emergency breathing system

    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to utilise an emergency breathing system (EBS) in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards. Use of this unit in non-aviation related safety roles is to be in accordance with relevant industry and national regulatory requirements.

    It includes preparing an EBS for use, operating an EBS and completing EBS post-operational procedures.

    This unit addresses aviation technical skill requirements (physical, mental and task-management abilities) related to safety management duties of flight crews and contributes to safe and effective performance in complex aviation operational environments.

    Operations are conducted as part of recreational, commercial and military aircraft activities across a variety of operational contexts within the Australian aviation industry.

    Work is performed independently or under limited supervision within a single-pilot or multi-crew environment.


    1. Prepare an EBS for use
    2. Operate an EBS
    3. Complete EBS post-operational procedures


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