Circuit training is the first stage of practical pilot training, focused on take-offs and landings. It involves the pilot making approaches to the runway, touching down and then applying power to take-off again.

Circuit training is undertaken at most airports, particularly regional and general aviation aerodromes. How a circuit is flown and its location is determined by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

The size and location of the circuit is controlled to ensure the safety of all aircraft operations at the airport. This may result in training being undertaken over populated areas, in close proximity to the airport.