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CASA EX70/18 Exemptions as made
This instrument extends the time within which certain flight examiner rating holders, who have the privilege of conducting flight tests and proficiency checks, must themselves complete an examiner proficiency check.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 25 Jun 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Jun-2018
Tabled Senate27-Jun-2018
To be repealed 28 Feb 2021
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA EX70/18

I, JONATHAN ALECK, Acting Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations1998.

[Signed Jonathan Aleck]

Jonathan Aleck
Acting Director of Aviation Safety

20 June 2018

CASA EX70/18 – EPC Requirements for ATOs Transitioning to the FER – Exemption 2018

1          Name

                 This instrument is CASA EX70/18 – EPC requirements for ATOs transitioning to the FER – Exemption 2018.

2          Duration

                 This instrument:

(a)   commences on 1 September 2018; and

(b)   is repealed at the end of 31 August 2020.

3          Definitions

        (1)     In this instrument:

ATO delegation holder means a person who, as an approved testing officer, was a delegate of CASA under an instrument of delegation that expires at the end of 31 August 2018.

CASR means the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

EPC means an examiner proficiency check.

FER holder means the holder of a flight examiner rating granted by CASA under subregulation 202.272 (2) of CASR to an ATO delegation holder.

        (2)     Subject to subsection (1), in this instrument words and phrases have the same meaning as in Part 61 of CASR, unless the contrary intention appears.

        (3)     In this instrument, a numerical reference to a provision that includes the number 61 is a reference to the provision as contained in Part 61 of CASR.

4          Application

        (1)     This instrument applies to an FER holder (a relevant FER holder) who is granted an FER that takes effect on 1 September 2018.

Note   The effect of subsection 4 (1) is that the instrument also applies to a small number of former ATO delegation holders who had been granted an earlier FER but for a set of privileges different from those which they were still exercising under their retained ATO delegation. For the retained ATO privileges, they will be granted an FER to take effect on 1 September 2018.

        (2)     This instrument does not apply to a relevant FER holder who, in the 2 years immediately before 1 September 2018, successfully completed an EPC.

Note   For relevant FER holders who completed an EPC during the 2 years before 1 September 2018, the requirements of regulation 61.1285 apply to ensure that the requisite frequency cycle of EPCs set in motion at that time is maintained for the FER holder.

5          Exemptions

                 Each relevant FER holder is exempted from subregulation 61.1285 (2), but only to the extent that a valid EPC is one the holder has to have during the period referred to in:

(a)   paragraph 61.1285 (2) (a); or

(b)   paragraph 61.1285 (2) (b); or

(c)   paragraph 61.1285 (2) (c); or

(d)   paragraph 61.1285 (2) (d).

6          Condition on exemptions

                 Each exemption of a relevant FER holder mentioned in section 5 is subject to the condition that the holder must complete an EPC in accordance with Schedule 1.


Schedule 1          Timetable for completion of EPC

          1     Subject to clause 2, for a relevant FER holder whose birthday occurs during a month mentioned in a row of column 1 of the Table, the holder must complete an EPC by:

(a)   if the holder’s year of birth is an uneven number — not later than the date mentioned in the same row in column 2 of the Table; or

(b)   if the holder’s year of birth is an even number — not later than the date mentioned in the same row in column 3 of the Table.

          2     For an FER holder whose date of birth occurred on 29 February in a leap year, the holder must complete an EPC by not later than 31 March 2020.


For a birthday that occurs in the month of:

an EPC must be completed by not later than:

for a year of birth that is an uneven number (for example 1969, 1971):

for a year of birth that is an even number (for example 1970, 1972):


31 January 2019

31 January 2020


28 February 2019

28 February 2020


31 March 2019

31 March 2020


30 April 2019

30 April 2020


31 May 2019

31 May 2020


30 June 2019

30 June 2020


31 July 2019

31 July 2020


31 August 2019

31 August 2020


30 September 2019

30 September 2018


31 October 2019

31 October 2018


30 November 2019

30 November 2018


31 December 2019

31 December 2018