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Experienced Air Traffic Controller

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Work type: Fixed Term Full Time, Full Time Permanent
Location: Various
Categories: Air Traffic Control


The Aviation industry is rapidly changing and it’s an exciting time delivering first-of-kind services and technologies. Make your mark in one of Australia’s nationally significant agencies, with responsibility for making our skies safer, more efficient and cleaner. 

We are currently seeking applications from previously trained and rated Air Traffic Controllers who hold Australian or New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency.  

Collaborate with a diverse group of people, doing meaningful work that benefits the Australian community and visitors.

The Organisation

 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 dynamic and diverse teams operate from locations across the country from bustling cities to regional and remote locations, including an island. We 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. 

We’re shaping a once-in-a-century step-change. Given the emergence of new airspace users, new aerodromes, and a range of new crewed and uncrewed aircraft, we are working closely with our customers and the community, as we adapt our service offerings to cater to these new and diverse aviation participants, ensuring we continue to keep our skies safe while balancing our environmental and social responsibilities.  

We encourage motivated individuals who love what they do, value a service- first mindset and embrace a challenge or two… to explore a career with Airservices.  


The Role & The Team

Why Airservices? We offer excellent opportunities, ongoing training throughout your career, and exceptional benefits.You will collaborate with a diverse group of people while doing meaningful work that benefits the Australian community and visitors.

We are currently seeking applications from previously trained and rated Air Traffic Controllers who hold Australian or New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency status. This is a great opportunity for a passionate and delivery focused professional to build a career in one of Australia's most exciting and forward-thinking organisations.

Training requirements (duration and location) will be based on individual Training Needs Analysis. 

The Person 

  • Hold a current rating and endorsement in an ATC environment. 
  • Hold an AELP level 6 English language proficiency, or equivalent. 
  • Have a minimum of 3 years ATC operational experience. 
  • Be able to provide certified documentation and referees to support your application. 
  • Undertake training in Australia. 


Pre-Application Information

Please note that to be eligible for this position you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or hold Permanent Residency at the time of application and is NOT open to further international applicants. 

Please apply if you have: 

  • If you hold, or have held, an air traffic control rating and endorsement. 
  • Been previously employed as an operational Air Traffic Controller or have been working within a non-operational ATC environment within the last five years. 
  • Are able to hold or gain a Class 3 Medical 


Medical Standards 

Licensing as an Air Traffic Controller (ATC) requires attainment of a Class 3 Medical Certificate in accordance with medical standards specified by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The medical standards are specified in Part 67 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASRs). Any individual who is unable to meet the prescribed medical standards for Air Traffic Controller's will be ineligible to be issued with an ATC licence by CASA, and hence, will automatically be ineligible for ATC training and/or employment with Airservices Australia. 

Please take the time to read Regulation 67.160 of Part 67 of the CASRs before lodging your application. You can find the regulations on CASA's Website.  In the event that you have any doubt about your ability to meet the prescribed medical standards, we strongly encourage you to seek further information from CASA before you submit your application. Telephone: 131 757.  


Police Records Check  

Airservices Australia recruitment policy requires that any individual being considered for appointment to the organisation undergo a "Police Records Check" which identifies any past convictions, or present or pending criminal charges against that individual. Any offer of training and subsequent employment with Airservices Australia is contingent upon the applicant undergoing a successful check. Applicants who have been living overseas may be required to provide additional information including overseas police records check in English. 

Airservices Australia is a diverse and inclusive employer that recognises the benefits of having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. We encourage applications from diverse groups including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. 


Security Clearance  

To be eligible to apply, you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident as an ASIC is required for this role. Please refer to the security check requirements successful applicants will be required to undertake as part of the recruitment process. 

Please note:  Over the next few years, Airservices will be introducing new technology and systems (including the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS)) which may result in some positions needing to obtain a National Security Clearance in accordance with the Australian Government’s Protective Security Policy Framework. For more information about clearances, please visit:

How to Apply

To apply for this position please lodge an application online before Applications close 11.55 pm (AEST) 11th October 2023. Please note that applications could be reviewed and actioned prior to the closing application date, please do not delay in submitting your application.  

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Application close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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