Published date: 5 December 2022


This Advisory Circular (AC) describes an acceptable means of compliance with the certification requirements of Part 141 Aviation Training Organisations - Certification. This material is intended for applicants for, and holders of, aviation training organisation certificates, and for their clients.

Related rules

This AC relates specifically to the Civil Aviation Rule Part 141.

Change notice

Revision 5 of this AC provides updated guidance to reflect the transition from a Quality Management System (QMS) to a system of safety management (Safety Management System or SMS) focus, as reflected in rule 141.61.

Throughout, we have substituted guidance on quality management with reference to AC100-1, as participants are advised to follow this AC when designing their SMS. We have also made a number of stylistic changes, including punctuation and general formatting fixes. Lastly, we have taken the opportunity to add a Version History.

Note: The rules related to Quality Assurance and QMS expired in February 2021 and were replaced with SMS requirements in rule 141.61.