Are you ready to take-off into the airport or airline industry?
When you complete the Certificate IV in Aviation (Aviation Supervision) you will be on your way to a career managing the ground operations of an airport: aircraft refuelling, customer relations, aircraft marshalling and other ground services. Gain the technical and non-technical aviation skills to operate with autonomy and judgement and to take limited responsibility in operations.
Gain these skills:
- aviation safety
- airport environmental control
- airline and airport operations supervision
- coordinate accident and emergency procedures
- identify and respond to health, safety and security issues
- communicate effectively in the airline and airport working environment
- operational procedures in the modern aviation industry
- using technology and processing documents
- effectively deal with customers
You will gain valuable industry workplace exposure to airport and airline operations, as well as experience in an aviation environment within our fully equipped aircraft hangar facility.
This course has been developed in partnership with the aviation industry, and provides you with a professional, non-flying pathway to an exciting career in aviation.
Previous graduates of this course have found employment with both international and regional airports and within the broader aviation industry.
Aerospace Training Centre
South Metropolitan TAFE's AeroSpace Training Centre is the largest provider in WA offering training in aircraft maintenance and aviation. Our lecturers have diverse industry backgrounds including international licensed aircraft maintenance engineers, airline transport pilots, airport managers, flight instructors, cabin crew training managers, emergency procedures instructors, RAAF maintenance supervisors, as well as military and commercial aviators and managers.
The fully equipped hangar of the AeroSpace Training Centre at Jandakot Airport has various aircraft engines, workshop stations, computer facilities, a flight simulator, and a number of aircraft including our own Boeing 737.
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8||C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent||Certificate II or Certificate III|
Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 2-3 days per week over two semesters.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
Students are expected to engage in learning through 410 hours of structured out of class activities, which includes 42 hours of assessments that take place off-campus during self-directed study time over the duration of the qualification.
What you need
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, industry exams, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, folder for notebooks and handouts) and wear enclosed footwear during classes in the workshop. Your own laptop/tablet is helpful but not required.
- Aerodrome Operations Supervisor | Aviation Supervisor |
- Cabin Service Supervisor | Cargo Service Supervisor | Ramp Operations Supervisor
- Customer Service Supervisor
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.
To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.
Study options and next steps
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