Procedure Design Authorisation - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to operate as an authorised designer or authorised designer organisation. An authorised designer is a person or organisation who is the holder of a procedure design authorisation that is in force.

A procedure design authorisation authorises the person or organisation to review, amend and approve terminal instrument flight procedure designs that are of a type covered by the authorisation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this authorisation, your application must:

  • State your name and address, or, if an incorporated entity, the name, registered address and Australian Company Name and the names and addresses of the people responsible for the corporation's management and control;
  • Be accompanied by a written statement specifying the type or each type of flight procedure proposed to be covered by the procedure design authorisation;
  • Contain a written statement setting out the name, qualifications and relevant experience of the individual who is proposed to be the chief designer for your organisation;
  • Contain a written statement setting out the qualifications and relevant experience of any other member of your personnel whose duties would include carrying out design work under the authorisation; and
  • Be accompanied by a copy of your proposed design assurance system manual.

If you have previously been granted a procedure design certificate, and the certificate was cancelled, you must include with the application any information to show that you can now properly design terminal instrument flight procedures of the type or types concerned.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the authorisation.



Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.



Authorisation as an Authorised Designer - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Industry Permissions

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries, CASA Licensing and Registration Centre (CLARC)
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Industry Permissions

Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601




02 62171449



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