What's it like to be a Flight Attendant?
Flight Attendants have a range of responsibilities during each flight, the most important of which is to keep passengers safe and to ensure that everyone on board follows security regulations.
Being a Flight Attendant can be a physically demanding job as you will spend a large amount of time on your feet helping passengers with luggage and operating food and beverage carts.
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How to become a Flight Attendant
- Be at least 18 years of age and have a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate.
- Some airlines may require you to have Australian or New Zealand permanent residency and, if you wish to become an International Flight Attendant, you will need a passport ensuring unrestricted access to all international ports of call with at least 12 months’ validity.
- Meet the required physical fitness standards, such as being able to swim 50 metres fully clothed and tread water for 3 minutes.
- Have a senior First Aid Certificate with a validity of 12 months at time of application.
- Major airlines generally require you to have completed your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. A tourism diploma and/or relevant experience in the hospitality or customer service industry may be beneficial.