Air Traffic Control (ATC)
You are responsible, calm under pressure and have excellent situational awareness. “Fast paced, dynamic, challenging and rewarding” are words you’ll hear when speaking to an Air Traffic Controller about their job. It’s an exciting sector, coordinating the movement of aircraft to maintain a safe distance between aircraft operating into, out of, and between airports throughout Australia and with overseas regions adjoining Australian airspace. Controllers also provide information and assistance to pilots if they experience an inflight emergency.
Airservices Australia provide all Air Traffic Control services in Australia. To become an Air Traffic Controller you apply for an Air Traffic Control Trainee position with Airservices, who provide structured on the job training. The training includes 12 months of Tower Operations training and approximately 14 months of Route Training. On completion of training you graduate with a Diploma in Aviation (ATC). A job as an Air Traffic Controller is a fantastic opportunity to work all around the country and you can move to different roles within Airservices.