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Aviation engineering careers are where engineering, mechanics and science intersect. This safety-driven industry is growing and global.

Whether it's within Australia or around the world, cabin crew careers are all about service, people and travel.

Pilots have never been in more demand. Take off in a prestigious career that has no limits.

Whether you're based in regional, rural or metropolitan Australia - or somewhere else in the world - be a part of a career that keeps everyone safe and well-grounded.

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Training to become an air traffic controller takes a little over two years to complete. And with a TAFE NSW aviation qualification, you can give your air traffic controller career a kickstart.

From roles in aviation engineering and flight dispatch, to careers as an air traffic officer, pilot, or cabin crew, TAFE NSW has the aviation course you need for whatever aspect of aviation you’re interested in pursuing.

Aeronautics concerns the engineering, design, and manufacturing of an aircraft, while aviation is involved with the piloting of the aircraft. And whichever aspect of aeronautics and aviation you’re interested in pursuing, TAFE NSW has the course for you.

TAFE NSW has a range of pilot courses to give you the required skills and knowledge to realise your dream of becoming a licensed pilot. And with over 25,000 employer connections, TAFE NSW can help you kickstart your career.


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What job opportunities could an aviation course lead to?

An aviation and aeroskills course can lead to a number of job opportunities; from piloting aircraft, and mechanical maintenance, to aeronautics and aerospace technology.

Qualifications in aviation and aerospace can lead to a job as:

  • an aviation aerospace professional 
  • an air traffic officer
  • a flight dispatcher 
  • an airplane pilot 

The average weekly salary for an aviation aerospace professional is $1,450. Whether you're just starting out in your aviation and aerospace career, want to gain more qualifications, want to add to your previous experience, or simply want to broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE NSW courses in this area include:

  • Aviation (Grounds Operations and Services)
  • Aeroskills
  • Aeroskills (Mechanical)
  • Aviation Commercial Pilot (Aeroplane Licence)