Take to the skies with a career in aviation. Opportunities exist for qualified aeroplane and helicopter pilots in a number of settings including aerial photography, adventure tourism, agriculture, emergency services, journalism, and transport. Or undertake specialised aviation training in aircraft maintenance engineering, pilot, remote pilot and cabin crew qualifications.
Study aviation at TAFE Queensland
Discover a career where you can take to the skies with a qualification in aviation. We've joined forces with leading aviation training providers including Aviation Australia, Townsville Flight Training, Townsville Helicopters, Airwork Aviation, Airways Aviation,Helitec and Aerostar Aviation to offer industry-standard aviation courses. With our range of courses you could become a pilot, flight attendant, aircraft maintenance engineer, remote pilot, and more.
Our courses will provide you with the high-level skills you need to apply for industry licences including Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), CASA Remote Pilot Licence (RePL), as well as a range of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licences.
As a qualified aviation professional you'll unlock an exciting career in an industry with strong demand. There is a diverse range of career opportunities for qualified pilots including aerial photography, adventure tourism, agriculture, transport, emergency services, and journalism. As air travel continues to return in Australia and around the world, the career outlook for both pilots and aircraft support staff is positive.
- Aircraft maintenance engineer
- Aviation manager
- Cabin crew staff
- Commercial aeroplane pilot
- Commercial helicopter pilot
- Pilot in command
- Remote pilot
Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Helicopter)
Let your career take-off in the aviation industry with this advanced qualification. This course will provide you with the specialised knowledge and skills required to work as a commercial helicopter pilot.
- Commercial Helicopter Pilot
Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
This course is designed for experienced commercial aeroplane pilots looking to enhance their skills and knowledge and earn their instrumentation and multi-engine class ratings.
- Commercial pilot flight instructor
- Commercial Pilot - Aeroplane
- Aviation Manager
TAFE Queensland has joined forces with Aviation Australia to deliver a range of aviation and aerospace courses throughout Queensland. Leveraging both organisations' collective size and expertise the partnership aims to establish Queensland as a major aviation hub by delivering specialist aviation training and strong educational pathways and outcomes for students.
The highly experienced staff at Townsville Flight Training have a wealth of knowledge and experience to provide students with high quality technical and practical training. On the doorstep of the Townsville International Airport, operating within both controlled and non-controlled airspace, students learn on-site in a self-contained hangar with direct access to the tarmac. Taking off for aeroplane flight training couldn’t be easier.
Operating from the Townsville International Airport in tropical North Queensland, students can learn to fly a helicopter utilising a variety of micro training areas including mountains, valleys, coastlines and open water.
With excellent weather conditions most of the year and training in a less congested airport, students can learn to fly a helicopter with less interruptions, making it easier to achieve the required flight hours for their training.
Brisbane students complete their training with Airwork Aviation at the Caboolture Airfield, just a 40 minute drive north of the Brisbane CBD and close to Archerfield, Sunshine Coast and Amberley airspace. The airfield is located outside of controlled airspace, allowing you to spend more time flying and less time waiting for air traffic control.
The Airways Aviation Gold Coast Pilot Training Academy is an outstanding facility located on the idyllic southern Queensland coast at Coolangatta, around an hour south of Brisbane. Located in the airport precinct.
Located at the spectacular Sunshine Coast, Helitec offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and gain their qualification in an idyllic location that boasts excellent surfing beaches, sunny warm weather and a wide variety of accommodation. Based at the Sunshine Coast Airport, Helitec is able to provide its students with valuable flying experience in controlled airspace, with many uncontrolled airports located just a short distance away. Offering quality training by experts with over 25 years of experience in the industry and an exemplary safety record, Helitec’s training enables students to gain the skills they need to take to the skies while making the most of the Sunshine Coast’s relaxed lifestyle.
Now South Australians have the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised TAFE Queensland qualification locally in Adelaide. Students will train at Aerostar Aviation’s base, located at Hangar 8 Parafield Airport, just half an hour north of Adelaide CBD. This is an ideal training location, as it allows pilots to fly in controlled airspace with student-friendly air traffic controllers.
In its fifth year The TAFE Queensland - SkillsTech Apprentice Awards are back.
TAFE Queensland on the Gold Coast would like to invite you to an upcoming Nursing webinar. We'd love to have you join us to learn all about starting your journey towards a rewarding career in nursing!
Are you just starting your career, looking for a change or want to enhance your existing skills but not sure where to start? Join us at one of our four campuses to speak to our experienced teachers and explore our amazing facilities.
Join us for a day of activities, workshops, and information about all our campuses, study areas, and exceptional facilities across Brisbane. Delve into an extensive range of course options and find the study path that will take you forward in life.
Come along to the 2022 South Burnett Careers Market and discover a wide range of study, career and employment opportunities that exist in the South Burnett.
See us at the TAFE Queensland stand. TSXPO is a fantastic opportunity to find all of the information you need to kick start or redirect your career and find information under one roof!
Come along to these fun events to meet your peers, grab a bite to eat, play some games and get a free goodie bag
Preparations are underway for the 2022 Semester 2 orientations for our new students due to commence in July.
Orientation information for students separated by faculty.
We want to make sure you have everything you need to kick start your study at TAFE Queensland at Orientation Week.
TAFE Queensland is a proud sponsor of the South Burnett's premier food festival to be held from 19 to 21 August 2022.
Choosing to study as an adult wasn't an easy decision for Kayla Bonato. Her life was already busy raising two school-aged children and balancing her family commitments around her fly-in-fly-out husband's schedule.