OPITO Helicopter Administrator Training

This Heli Admin Training forms part of a wider industry Helideck Training and Competence Framework including helideck operations initial training, helideck emergency response team member and team leader initial / further training and associated helideck role workplace competence assessment standards.

Courses Duration Participants Language
5 hours 2-16 prs English

Target Audience

This training is for personnel who are to be appointed to the role of Helicopter Administrator (Heli Admin) or Helicopter Administrators who have not been successful in completing a workplace competence assessment.

OPITO Helicopter Administrator Training

Course Pre-requisites

As a minimum, learners must have completed Dangerous Goods by Air training course in accordance with Part 1, Chapter 1.4 of the ICAO Technical Instructions and sub section 1.5 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, Category 7, 8 or 9 or state aviation approved dangerous goods awareness training course.

Training on a personnel tracking system (certificate of confirmation letter).

Course Content

During the training programme, Learners will be explained and then required to demonstrate their understanding of the following key areas:

  • Legislative and Regulatory Requirements
  • The Roles and Responsibilities of the Heli Admin
  • Helicopter and helideck hazards
  • Freight and Dangerous Goods Carriage Preparation
  • Dangerous Goods Cargo
  • How to perform identification checks
  • Passenger Safety / Security Declarations
  • Passenger and Baggage Weights
  • Payload
  • Check in of passengers onto an inbound flight (offshore transfers and interfield flights) from an offshore location
  • Check in Report Times & Communication
  • Portable (Personal) Electronic Devices (PEDs)
  • Baggage Checks
  • Confirming a Passenger on the Flight
  • Freight
  • Heli Admin / Check in Declaration
  • Post check-in responsibilities
  • Pre-departure final check
  • Baggage / freight load planning
  • On the Helideck


This training aims to equip the learner with the initial knowledge and understanding required to assist the HLO and other helideck team members by providing the administrative support required to efficiently operate the helideck and manage helicopter movements including flight planning and manifesting, hazardous goods, passenger and freight check-in.

Frequently asked questions:

After completing the course with Lerus, will participants receive an official certification?

Yes, upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded an official certification, validating their expertise and skills in helicopter administration.

What is the primary objective of the "Helicopter Administrator Training" course offered by Lerus?

The "Helicopter Administrator Training" course is designed to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills required for the effective administration of helicopter operations. It covers a wide range of topics, including helicopter types, flight planning, passenger and baggage handling, and emergency response procedures, ensuring comprehensive training for participants.

Who should consider enrolling in this course?

The course is ideal for individuals involved in the administration of helicopter operations, especially those in the offshore industry. This includes administrators, coordinators, and any personnel responsible for the safe and efficient handling of helicopter flights and passengers.
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