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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, and Airwork Helicopters to offer industry-standard aviation courses. With our range of courses you could become a pilot, flight attendant, aircraft maintenance engineer or remote pilot. 

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. With the continued increase in air travel in Australia and around the world the career outlook for both pilots and aircraft support staff is positive. 

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Career outcomes
  • Aircraft maintenance engineer
  • Aviation manager
  • Cabin crew staff 
  • Commercial aeroplane pilot
  • Commercial helicopter pilot
  • Pilot in command
  • Remote pilot
 
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TAFE Priority Training Program

If you're thinking of studying a diploma, certificate IV, or certificate III course you may be eligible for funding through the TAFE Priority Training Program (TPTP). This funding is available to eligible students who enrol in applicable programs after 1 July 2018. 

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Study aviation in Townsville

TAFE Queensland has partnered with Townsville Flight Training and Townsville Helicopters to offer industry-standard aviation training in North Queensland. Learn more about our partners and find out what it's like to learn to fly in Townsville. 

 
 

Our partners 

Aviation Australia

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. 

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Townsville Flight Training

The highly-experienced staff at Townsville Flight Training have a wealth of knowledge and experience and provide a high level of support to students. Your training will be based at Townsville Airport where you will have access to all classes of airspace. As the school is located in an international airport you will also have exposure to flying in larger cities. 

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Airwork Helicopters

Airwork Helicopters is widely regarded as one of the best helicopter pilot training facilities in Australia and is conveniently located at Caboolture Airport. The flight training school is outside of controlled airspace in a training area which means no wasted time waiting for air traffic clearances, no transiting to flight training areas, and more savings for you.

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If you're dreaming of a career in the skies come try what it's like to work in cabin crew and understand what you need to do to earn your wings.


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