You need to complete training with either Airservices Australia or the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to work as an Air Traffic Controller. To be eligible for the Airservices Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) course, you must have completed either your year 12 certificate, a diploma or degree in the last 10 years or have a current pilot licence or a relevant international qualification. You must become an officer in the Air Force to undertake the RAAF air traffic control course.
You must also be registered with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
Checks, licences and tickets
You may need:
- an Australian air traffic control licence issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority
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