Thirty-two graduates of Airservices’ Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) have commenced work with the nation’s air traffic controller after completing the 24-month course and obtaining their Air Traffic Control licence rating and endorsement.
The eight women and 24 men have been variously assigned to control towers in Brisbane, Cairns, Parafield and Rockhampton, as well as the Brisbane en route centre, Airservices said in a statement on Friday.
“Four families welcomed a second generation of air traffic controllers with one graduate following in the footsteps of both his father and uncle,” Airservices said.
Airservices general manager learning academy Linda Spurr said the Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) was developed specifically for the local aviation industry and graduates have completed “hundreds of hours” of classroom and simulator-based learning.
The graduates will add to the more than 1,000 air traffic controllers that work for Airservices.