ICAO accepts that language proficiency of
native-speaking pilots and air traffic controllers does not need to be
assessed through formal proficiency examination process. ICAO also
acknowledges that native speakers who do not have linguistic expertise
can successfully recognise proficiency at the expert level (ICAO Level
6). The RMIT Expert Speaker Evaluation Tool (RESET) adopts these ICAO
RESET is the RMIT Expert Speaker Evaluation Tool. It allows
organisations to confirm that their native speaking personnel are at
ICAO Level 6 for licensing purposes. The RESET is a non-intrusive
assessment conducted while personnel perform their normal duties or
complete recurrent training. RESET does not require personnel to
participate in a formal examination.
RESET can be administered by trained RESET assessors within the organisation.
RESET Assessors do not need to have a linguistic background to administer RESET.
RESET is administered during recurrent training (eg simulator training)
or crew briefings. Additional language tasks are provided in the event
RESET Assessors opt to assess pilots in interview situations
Assessment solutions for Australian based pilots and ICAO compliance
Proficiency tests are available for native English speaking pilots.
- RELTA for Pilots - for foreign pilots in Australia
Language Training Options
The RMIT Aviation English program has courses to suit varying language levels, delivery models and operational needs.
- General English - Aviation
- Radiotelephony English for Pilots
- Radiotelephony English for Air Traffic Controllers
- RELTA Preparation courses
- Maintaining ICAO Compliance