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Air Traffic Control Trainee -2022

Apply now Job no: 499690
Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Various
Categories: ATC Trainee

·  Competitive salary with fully paid training

·  No prior aviation experience necessary – world-class training provided! 

·  Great work-life balance



The Career For the Future - Become an Air Traffic Controller with Airservices Australia

Are you ready for a career that brings a whole new world of exciting possibilities?

As an Air Traffic Controller, you will be playing a crucial role as the guardian of the Australian sky. You will be part of a vital team that manages 11% of the world’s airspace and guided by world-class technology that will ensure the safe, reliable and efficient airspace use of all aircraft operating in our skies.

Air Traffic Controllers manage the safe and orderly flow of aircraft into, out of, and between airports throughout Australia and with overseas regions adjoining Australian airspace. 

Air Traffic Controllers will work in one of our two major centres in Melbourne or Brisbane, or in one of our 28 control towers at international and regional airports across Australia.

As a Trainee Air Traffic Controller, you will receive comprehensive training from our Registered Training Organisation (RTO 5168) based in Melbourne. Training is delivered via a combination of classroom based and practical training. Upon successful completion of training, a nationally recognised qualification will be awarded in the form of an AVI50115 Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control).



Airservices Australia is a government-owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11% of the world’s airspace and provision of aviation rescue firefighting services at Australia’s busiest airports.

Our people are our greatest asset with a dynamic and diverse team operating from locations across the country - from bustling cities to regional and remote locations, including an island. This team keep Australia’s aviation industry safe every day of the year, both in the air and on the ground.

We connect people with their world safely – linking family and friends, generating economic activity, creating jobs, and facilitating trade and tourism.

Airservices is committed to fostering a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful. We encourage motivated individuals who love what they do, value a service first mindset and embrace a challenge to explore a career with Airservices. In return you will be a valued team member, be offered flexibility and experience a meaningful career in an exciting, ever-evolving aviation industry.



Our Air Traffic Controllers come from a variety of diverse backgrounds. We are currently gathering interest for recruits to join our team and encourage anybody interested in a fulfilling career within aviation to apply. Remember, no prior aviation experience is required to become an Air Traffic Control Trainee - just be committed and eager to learn!



·  Resilient, situationally aware, and a great problem solver

·  A champion multitasker and forward-thinker

·  Reliable, vigilant and have the ability to adapt and overcome challenges


To be become an Air Traffic Controller, you must be able to meet the requirements as specified below:

·  18 years of age or above

·  Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, or an Australian Permanent Resident.

·  Have completed secondary education, including passes in English and Maths. ( An official transcript as evidence will be required if your application progresses)
(International qualifications will need to be assessed by an appropriate authority as equivalent, refer to the FAQs for additional information relating to the assessment).

For further information relating to eligibility criteria and recruitment process, timeframes, testing, training, salary our FAQs, please click on the links below:



You will find your career with Airservices challenging and highly rewarding. Airservices offers a range of benefits which will enhance your career including: 

  • Get paid to learn and receive a AVI50115 Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) upon completion
  • Excellent remuneration and a generous super contribution
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Career progression opportunities including areas of leadership, safety, training and projects
  • Gymnasium with personal instructors in our operational centres (Melbourne and Brisbane)
  • Being part of a supportive team and great organisation with an excellent collaborative culture


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To apply for this position please read the criteria thoroughly before lodging an application online via the “apply link”. Attach your resume outlining your skills and relevant experience.

POur recruitment process consists of multiple stages and can take several months to progress through. We will be sure to communicate with you leading up to the first stage of the recruitment process which involves our 1st round of cognitive ability tests.


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