Airport Operations

CAREERS INCLUDE, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, AIRCRAFT REFUELLER, BAGGAGE AND RAMP HANDLER

You’re good with your hands and love a practical job

You’re good with your hands and love a practical job where you’re moving
around physically and interacting with people. Most airport jobs are practical, with on the job training so you get paid while you’re learning.Some positions require certification training that
specialise in Aviation Operations.

TAFE, Colleges & Air Services

  • Entry Requirements: Nil Entry requirements
  • Assistance: Government fee assistance is usually available

TAFE and a few aviation specific colleges offer Certificate II & Certificate III in Aviation Ground Operations and Service. This is a very practical certificate to study if an Airport is where you’d like to work. To become an Air Traffic Controller you study a Diploma in Aviation (Air Traffic Control). This course is taught by Airservices Australia, the employer of all Air Traffic Controllers in Australia.

On the job training

  • Entry Requirements: Entry Requirements vary from no prior experience to year 12 or equivalent

The majority of airport roles include on the job training. Employers support and encourage on the job training including completion of courses to gain Certificate II/III/IV and Diplomas in Aviation.

Supported by the Australian Government under the Women in the Aviation Industry Initiative