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Air Traffic Control Trainee -2022

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Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Various
Categories: ATC Trainee

Express your interest in becoming an Air Traffic Controller 

Looking for a new and exciting career? Become an Air Traffic Controller- ‘A guardian of the sky’! 

If you would like to know more about becoming an Air Traffic Controller, please register your interest here! 

Submitting an expression of interest in this exciting role will mean you will receive news from the hub of Air Traffic Controlling in Australia – Airservices Australia. We will provide insights into a day in the life of an Air Traffic Controller, the requirements of the role and alerts on upcoming recruitment campaigns to give you the ‘heads up’ to apply! 


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. This is a rewarding role that requires a high level of commitment and responsibility. 

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). 



At Airservices Australia we are sparking a bright future - a new dawn in aviation. Air traffic controllers are the navigators of this new world. Connecting people with their world safely. 

Airservices Australia is a government-owned organisation responsible for the safety of 11% of the world’s airspace. We are responsible for the safe and efficient management of Australia's skies and the provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia's busiest airports. We work closely with our customers and industry to supporting the long-term growth of the aviation. 

We provide a range of world-class services that allow safe and equitable access to Australia's skies. Our primary focus is ensuring safe air travel and providing service outcomes that are matched to the needs of our customers. 

Navigating the airways has never been so exciting with modern forms of aviation including drone technology and an integrated civil and military aviation ecosystem. We are investing in the projects and technologies that represent the future of Australian aviation. With projects such as OneSKY at the centre of our business, we are working to position Australia at the forefront of innovation in the global aviation industry. 



We look for a diverse range of people with diverse backgrounds, men and women and encourage everybody interested in an Air Traffic Control career to register their interest. You do not require aviation experience to become an Air Traffic Controller. 

Are you: 

Resilient, situationally aware, a problem solver? 

Great at multitasking and forward-thinking? 

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. (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.  Benefits include: 

•             Excellent remuneration and generous super contribution, including a salary whilst you are being trained 

•             Ongoing training and development 

•             Future career opportunities including area’s of leadership, safety, training and projects 

•             Flexible working arrangements 

•             Gymnasium with personal instructors in our operational centres (Melbourne and Brisbane) 

•             Supportive and professional culture 

Please also refer to the security check requirements successful applicants will be required to undertake as part of the recruitment process. 

Airservices values social and cultural diversity and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and the provision of a safe and healthy work environment. 

At any time, if you would like to be removed from our mailing list, you can withdraw your expression of interest via our candidate portal or contact us via and we will ensure we action your request to be removed. 


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