Aircraft - Non-Destructive Testing Authority - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this authority if you intend to conduct non-destructive testing of aircraft and aircraft components using dye penetrant, magnetic particle, radiographic, ultrasonic or eddy current inspection methods.

This authority does not allow you to make a final certification of the maintenance, only to physically perform and certify for that particular aspect of the maintenance.

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 authority you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old (unless otherwise approved);
  • Be able to speak, read and write English;
  • Not suffer from a disability that is likely to affect your technical skill or judgement;
  • Have undertaken practical tests demonstrating adequate proficiency in the performance of the relevant non-destructive testing method;
  • Have the required qualifications; and
  • Have an acceptable level of visual acuity.

This authorisation may be issued to persons that are not licensed aircraft maintenance engineers.

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



Up to five years.



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

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Industry Permissions

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Permissions Application Centre
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Industry Permissions

Operating address:
16 Furzer Street
Australian Capital Territory 2606
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


13 17 57


07 3144 7333

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