BECOME AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER Gain your Diploma of Aviation (AVI50308)

Gain your Diploma of Aviation (AVI50308)
Air Traffic Control
Airservices provides air traffic services to over four million flights
carrying more than eighty million passengers per year.
(Air Traffic Control), which will progress you to on-the-job
workplace training at one of Airservices many locations. It is
in the workplace that you will undertake further training and
assessment to achieve your air traffic control licence.
Air traffic controllers manage the safe and efficient flow of
aircraft across Australian airspace, covering approximately
11 percent of the world’s airspace.
The Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) training program
is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and
skills to progress you into final field training.
In addition to the daily management of air traffic, Airservices
qualified controllers provide pilots with information and
assistance in the event of an in-flight emergency.
Who should apply?
Airservices provides three broad categories of air traffic control:
area, approach and aerodrome control.
Most of our air traffic controllers work in two major centres
(Melbourne and Brisbane) where air traffic is managed over
the majority of the Australian mainland and airspace covering a
large oceanic region. Controllers in these locations interact with
controllers from the numerous surrounding international sectors.
A smaller numbers of air traffic controllers are located in Perth,
Adelaide, Cairns and Sydney, providing services to major city
airports, with the remaining controllers working in 28 control
towers located across Australia.
The training program
Successful applicants will be enrolled into the Diploma of
Aviation (Air Traffic Control) and commence their training at
Airservices Learning Academy campuses in either Brisbane
or Melbourne. On successful completion of this training
program you will have demonstrated the skills and knowledge
necessary to be eligible to receive the Diploma of Aviation
Air traffic controllers are required to make timely, critical
decisions, relying on numerous pieces of information, to assure
the safe conduct of flight.
To be eligible to be an Airservices air traffic controller applicants
must meet the following minimum entry standards:
ƒƒ be at least 18 years old
ƒƒ be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or hold Australian
Permanent Residency
ƒƒ completed Year 12 with passes in English, mathematics
and science (preferably physics) or hold a tertiary education
qualification or a Commercial or Private Pilot Licence
ƒƒ pass all pre-employment checks
ƒƒ demonstrate proficiency of the English language to meet
minimum industry requirements
ƒƒ be prepared to operate in a 24/7 shift working environment.
Course fees do not apply to Airservices employees.
Program outline
The Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) is a nationally
recognised qualification, developed specifically for the Australian
aviation industry. The program duration varies depending
upon the training stream (aerodrome and area) ranging from
approximately 11 months for the Tower course to approximately
14 months for the En route course.
The Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) consists of the
following seven core Units of Competency:
ƒƒ AVIE5002B - Apply air traffic control communication
procedures and services
ƒƒ AVIF5003B - Manage human performance and team
resources during air traffic control operations
ƒƒ AVIF5013A - Provide SAR alerting and emergency service
ƒƒ AVIG5001B - Work professionally in an air traffic
control workplace
Want to recognise your existing skills
and knowledge?
Skills Recognition is an assessment process that acknowledges
previous learning and current skills. You can apply for
Recognition of Prior Learning/Current Competency for
one Unit of Competency or the entire qualification. Email
[email protected] for further information.
Airservices business and industry requirements still apply.
How to apply
Applications for our recruitment and enrolment in Air Traffic
Controller training program are ongoing. Apply online at
For further information regarding the Diploma of Aviation
(Air Traffic Control) or employment with Airservices,
contact Airservices National Recruitment Team at
[email protected]
ƒƒ AVIW5013B - Operate air traffic control equipment
and workstations
ƒƒ AVIY5022B - Manage traffic flow
ƒƒ AVIZ5049A - Manage situational awareness in the air traffic
control environment.
You are also required to choose one of the following elective
Units of Competency:
ƒƒ AVIY5049A - Provide area control services
ƒƒ AVIY5050A - Provide aerodrome control services.
How is training delivered?
The training delivery is face-to-face and consists of theory
and practical components, with the latter completed in high
fidelity simulators.
Who will deliver the training?
For more information
p 1300 301 120 (within Australia)
f 02 6268 4233 or +61 2 6268 4233 (outside Australia)
e [email protected]
13-027FEB Corporate Communication
Training is delivered by fully qualified Airservices Delivery
Specialists (Instructors) who have extensive training and
industry experience.