Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

Air traffic controller

Airservices employs air traffic controllers to manage the safe and orderly flow of aircraft into, out of, and between airports throughout Australia and with overseas regions adjoining Australian airspace. In addition to the daily management of routine air traffic, controllers also provide information and assistance to pilots if they experience an in flight emergency.

As an air traffic controller you can expect to work at either  one of our two major centres: Brisbane or Melbourne, at one of our terminal control units, or our control towers around Australia.

How demanding is the role?

The nature of the job demands that air traffic controllers are able to make quick and accurate decisions based on information regarding an aircraft’s position. To this end, you must:

  • be confident and able to work with modern computer-based equipment
  • be self-motivated and independent, yet work within a team environment
  • be dedicated, professional, conscientious, confident and able to accept high levels of personal responsibility
  • possess a good understanding and a clear application of the English language
  • be prepared to work shifts on any day of the year.

Apply now!

Applications for our Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) training program are ongoing, apply online.

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