Airservices is Australia’s air navigation service provider. We provide safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry. We safely manage 11 per cent of the world’s airspace where there are more than four million aircraft movements carrying more than 156 million passengers annually.
We proudly employ more than 3,500 people around the country including over 1000 air traffic controllers and over 800 aviation rescue firefighters.
We are responsible for Australia’s airspace management, aeronautical information, aviation communications, radio navigation aids, and aviation rescue firefighting services.
Every day of each year, we keep flying around Australia safe. It’s a huge responsibility and one we take very seriously.
You will undergo training to become an air traffic controller at Airservices training facilities in Melbourne. Training delivery is face-to-face and consists of theory and practical components, with practical training undertaken in air traffic control simulators. The training program varies, however it is approximately 12 months for the Tower stream and 14 months for the Enroute stream. On-the-job training times can also vary.
Air Traffic Controllers are responsible for managing the safe and orderly flow of aircraft. This is a highly stimulating role that requires a level of commitment and responsibility.
Air Traffic Controllers are based all around the country, operating out of one of our two major centres in Melbourne or Brisbane and also from 28 control towers at international and regional airports across Australia.
We accept applications from a variety of disciplines and educational backgrounds for this role.
To become an Air Traffic Controller, you must be meet the requirements as specified below:
Meet one of the minimum education requirements within the last ten years (supporting documentation must be provided with your application):
(International qualifications will need to be assessed by an appropriate authority as equivalent, refer to the FAQs for additional information relating to the assessment).
Please refer to our career webpage for more details and information.