ARO Refresher Course Options

About the course

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority recommends that ARO/WSO staff conduct recurrent training every 2-5 years (Advisory Circular AC 139.C-02 Aerodrome Personnel, 4.8.3).

AMS offers two options for the ARO Refresher – face-to-face, or online. Both course options have received 5-star reviews from past students, it is really up to you what learning method you prefer – a 2-day F2F workshop, assessment free where we focus on group-based activities and discussions, or a self-paced learning environment using our user-friendly LMS.

Both courses have been designed to make sure you stay current with recent industry changes and legislation updates. The intent of our refresher course is to further build on the knowledge of Aerodrome Reporting Officers.

Who is this course for?

This course is not recommended for those that are new in the role of an ARO or have had little exposure in the role of an ARO since their initial course. This course has been designed for those currently working as an Aerodrome Reporting Officer and want to maintain their industry currency.

For individuals that have not maintained their currency, we recommend our full Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set course.

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

  • Evidence of completing an ARO course and/or refresher training or have completed the Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations) in the last 2-5 years,
  • Can demonstrate your ARO Currency (we recommend sending us 2 x serviceability inspections that you have completed over the last 12 months to demonstrate currency).
  • This evidence needs to be attached to your enrolment or emailed to us shortly after enrolment.

Course Options & Duration

Face-To-Face Workshop

We offer our 2-day ARO Refresher classes a few times each year.  Our industry experts/trainers make the course interactive and interesting for all participants, allowing plenty of time for valuable group discussions, questions and answers.  AMS can also come to your site (class size capped at 10 people) to deliver a hybrid ARO Refresher course. The course will be customised for your team and aerodrome, and specific training gap requirements.

Online ARO Refresher

Our online course option is perfect for those that prefer a self-paced learning environment, and a few quiz questions at the end of each module to reinforce your knowledge. You will have 30-days to work through the learning content and you will also be provided with complimentary access to our Webinar-on-Demand library.  Due to the licence restrictions we highly recommend enroling only when you are certain you will be able to complete the course within the 30-day licence period. If you need to add more time additional subscription fees apply.


Our ARO Refresher course is not nationally recognised. Upon successful completion of this course a Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants.

Course Fees, Payment and Refunds

A formalised quote will be provided upon request. At the beginning of your learning journey, you will be issued an invoice for payment. Credit card payments can be made over the phone on (08) 9221 6777. A 1.5% CC surcharge applies for credit card payments. AMS reserves the right to withhold certification until full course payment has been made.

For information on our Cancellation and Refunds Policy please visit our Student Information section here.

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Face-To-Face ARO Refresher

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Online ARO Refresher Course Options

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Online ARO Refresher Registration Form

ARO Refresher Course Options