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Permitted material under Part 61

All CASA flight crew exams require material that may be provided by the Invigilator or/and
(required to be) supplied by the candidate him/herself.
Exam material 'provided' will be the responsibility of the approved Invigilator. Material 'required' of
the candidate shall be the responsibility of the candidate.

Important changes
Coinciding with the introduction of CASR Part 61, a number of pilot theory exams will be affected.
CASR Part 61 will become a permitted document (to both the Airservices and Jeppesen lists) for
each of the following subjects:






The former AFR1 exam has ceased to exist and has been replaced with a new Part 61 exam for
instructors, Pilot Instructor Rating Exam Common, the exam code for this new exam will be PIRC.
Flight & Duty times. Both CAO 48.0/48.1 dated 2004 and the new CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013 are
current documents and may be used in exams where CAOs are permitted. As a transition period
exists in relation to these CAOs until 30 April 2016, questions may be asked relating to either in
CASA exams. Where appropriate, a comment may be placed with a question to guide the candidate
as to which version of CAOs the question is examining. After 30 April 2016, the 2004 version of CAO
48.0/48.1 will be repealed and no longer used for any flight and duty time questions.
Window for completion of exam parts. Under part 61 all exam parts are required to be completed
within a 2 year rolling period.

Material provided
All material provided including scribble pads must be returned to the Invigilator on completion of the


The RPL and PPL exams

The CPL exams
The CPL (Balloon) exams
The ATPL exams
Flight engineer exams

The candidate
The candidate is responsible for ascertaining what material will be provided and required for an
exam. Unless otherwise stated, all exam material, such as Regulations, Orders and air publications
shall be current for the date of exam sitting.

Not permitted material

The following material MUST NOT be brought into the examination room or used during the
examination. The use of any of the items listed below, may result in your examination being
terminated and action taken against you by CASA.
Material NOT permitted includes, but is not limited to:

Dictionaries of any kind or similar;

English translators of any kind or similar;

Recording devices of any kind or similar;

Commercially published or home-made (for example, material that is not published by CASA
or Air Services Australia) content pages and indexes for CASA Regulations, Orders and the AIP;

Manuals, publications, text, training books, notes, blank paper or any other type of forms
except those listed on the permitted material list for your specific examination;

Electronic devices including: calculators, pagers, mobile phones, smart phones, cameras,
video cameras, cassette players, walkmans, laptops, electronic notebooks, IPads, IPods, MP3
players or similar;

Electronic Flight Planning computers/devices or similar;

Items not listed on the Permitted Material List for that examination subject.
All material provided by the examination invigilator for use by the examination candidate in the
examination MUST BE returned at the end of each subject examination. Examination candidates are
not permitted to take any of their working paper or notes out of the examination room.

Candidates are reminded that the examination content (questions and or answers) and all
material provided to examination candidates for the purposes of the examination is only to be used
for the sitting of the examination, and must not be copied or taken out of the examination room for
study, training, or any other purposes. This includes all calculations, writings, drawings or scribbling
done on the scribble pad provided. Failure to comply with this requirement may be grounds for a
finding of examination cheating to be made against a candidate under regulation 298A of the Civil
Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR). Where such a finding is made, then, pursuant to CAR 298A(5) a
candidate is taken not to have passed the subject examination, and is prohibited from undertaking
any prescribed examination for a period of 12 months.
Pursuant to CAR 233(1)(h) a candidate may choose to use the Jeppesen Airway Manual as
the examination reference over Airservices Australia documents. Only one set of examination
reference material may be used during an examination, NOT both. If any differences exist between
the Jeppesen Airway Manual and Airservices Australia documents which result in the selection of an
incorrect answer by the examination candidate, CASA will not accept this consequence as a basis for
an examination remark.
Only ONE set of documents, from either Airservices Australia or Jeppesen but NOT both,
may be used. This means that if you use the Airservices Australia AIP you must use the Airservices
DAPS East & West approach plates, maps and charts, if you use the Jeppesen Airway Manual then
you use Jeppesen approach plates, maps and charts. A candidate is NOT permitted to use
combinations of Airservices and Jeppesen documents, maps and charts (including VTC, WAC and
PCA) or approach plates except as listed in the table of permitted material for each subject. All other
combinations of materials are NOT permitted.

Only Airservices produced section dividers of permitted publications may be used; these must not
contained training notes such as, formulae, explanatory notes, cross-referencing with other pages or
publications, training aide memoires.
As there is no Airservices produced section divider for the April 2010 edition of CAR (1988) which is
printed in 5 section volumes, the following may be permitted:

Self-produced section divider (coloured card or similar material but with no notation other
than the Volume description, e.g. "Vol 2 - Part 5") to enable easy access to each of the 5 section
volumes content page, or
each of the 5 section volumes may be secured in clearly marked folder (e.g. Vol 2 Part 5).
Self-printed copies of CASRs, CARs, CAOs, CAAPs and Visual Flight Rules Guide (VFRG only for
PPL and RPL exams) downloaded from the CASA website are acceptable subject to the following:

The documents are approved for use in the particular examination, and are secured in a ring
bound folder or similar, they must not be loose sheets of paper.

The CASRs, CARs, CAOs, CAAPs and VFG do not contain manuscript material, and are
each in a clearly marked folder (e.g. CAR 1988).

The folders do not contain other documents, notes or material.

Self-printed copies are to be printed on paper no larger than A4 size

Apart from the above mentioned CASRs, CAR, CAO, CAAP and VFRG, CASA does not approve use
of downloaded air publications such as AIP Book, ERSA, DAPS, etc.
CD-ROM of aviation legislation is not an acceptable alternative as the use of personal laptop or
computer notebooks of any kind is not permitted during examinations.

Marking and tagging of permitted documents

Underlining and highlighting are permissible provided these do not include any form of notations.
With effect from 03 May 2010, where specific publications are permitted in exam session, the
maximum number of tags per respective publication shall be as follows:

(i) CAR (1988), (ii) CASR (1998), (iii) CASR Part 61 and (iv) CASR Part 137 no tag

CAO no tag permitted

AIP Book (or its Jeppesen equivalent) maximum 10 (ten) tags

ERSA maximum 5 (five) tags

Day VFR Guide no tag permitted

DAP East & West no tag permitted

CAAP no tag permitted

Handbook and Operations Manual of exam aircraft model no tag permitted

All charts no tag permitted

Any exam-permitted publication not listed here no tag permitted

Page tags must not carry more than just the topic headings of the page or section. These must be in
the English language. Tags must not include notes or markings such as formulae, explanatory notes,
cross-referencing with other pages of same publications or other publications, sketches, diagrams,
paste-on materials and training aide memoires.
Airservices or Jeppesen produced section dividers, including A Z dividers, are not considered as
page tags.
Important notice: Candidates who tag their exam-permitted publications (AIP book and/or ERSA) in
excess of the stated maximum number or/and have made unauthorised notations on the tags will not
be allowed to sit the exam until they remove the extra or/and notated tags.

The CAR required in flight crew exams is the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR) and the Civil
Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) part 61.

AIP complete
The term 'CASA documents or publications' shall include those documents or publications produced
by Air Services Australia for safe navigation.
The term 'AIP Complete' may be found in an Exam Information Book. This includes all the following

AIP Book, including AIP SUP

En Route Supplement Australia (ERSA) and Runway Distances Supplement

Departure and Approach Procedures (DAP) East and West

All Terminal Area Charts (TAC)

All En Route Charts (ERC) Low & High

Planning Chart (AUS PCA)

AIP book
The designation 'AIP Book' in the previous paragraph, 1st bullet point, refers ONLY to the AIP
textbook containing Part 1 - GENERAL (GEN), Part 2 - ENROUTE (ENR), Part 3 - AERODROMES
(AD), INDEX and any AIP SUP, but does NOT include documents listed in the other bullet points.

Visual Flight Rules Guide (VFRG)

The Visual Flight Rules Guide (VFRG) is permitted for PPL and RPL exams only.
NOTE: The VFRG referred to here, and in these lists of permitted material, is that document
produced by CASA and not by a third party.

What constitutes the Jeppesen Airway Manual

Where the use of 'Jeppesen Airway Manual' is permitted, the term refers to their 'Standard IFR Paper
Services' sold by Jeppesen for IFR operations within Australian airspace. This includes:

Text Pages: Introduction, Chart Legend, Chart Change Notices, Enroute, Radio Aids,
Meteorology, Tables and Codes, Air Traffic Control, Entry Requirements, Emergency, Airport
Directory, Terminal

Enroute and Terminal Chart Change Notices Change Notices

Enroute Charts (High, low or High/Low altitude)

Area Charts - Expanded enroute chart of high density areas

Terminal Charts (Approach Plates)

Airport Charts

Arrival and Departure Procedures (STARs and DPs)

Divider Tabs

Enroute Chart Pockets

What Constitutes ERSA

The word ERSA by itself means only the publication En Route Supplement Australia.
The term ERSA 'complete' also includes the Runway Distances Supplement. ERSA 'complete' is only
required for CPL and ATPL exams.

Nav Equipment
When permitted, the term 'Nav equipment' includes:




Ruler (or straight-edge)

non-electronic 'aviation wind triangle and circular slide rule' computer. eg Jeppesen
Sanderson CR or other brands of similar type or a manual slide rule (if the candidate so prefers it)
(Only one of the manual pilot computers may be taken in) (Electronic flight planning device/computer
is NOT permitted in place of Jeppesen CR or a manual slide rule) (Candidates should read the Exam
Information Book, where available, for more detailed description of permissible nav equipment.)

Electronic calculators
ASL will provide an electronic calculator where permitted. For professional exams, the use of a
personal calculator is not permitted. For PPL exams sat at a flying school, a candidate may use
either their own or a calculator provided by the flying school, of the type which is a nonprogrammable electronic calculator with volatile memory.

Material always permitted

A pen, pencil and eraser, and a ruler in exams requiring plotting and graphical work, are part of the
material provided by the Invigilator.

Exam Fees
The exam fees shown are correct as of 1st June 2015.