Air Traffic Controller – ANZSCO 231112

Ensures the safe and efficient movement of aircraft in controlled airspace and aerodromes by directing aircraft movements. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level

Group: 2311 Air Transport Professionals

Fly and navigate aircraft, control and direct air traffic to ensure the safe and efficient operation of aircraft in flight and on the ground, and instruct students in flying aircraft.
  • Preparing and submitting flight plans giving consideration to factors such as weather conditions and aircraft performance
  • Flying aircraft in accordance with established air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures
  • Providing flight information for flight crews and air traffic services staff
  • Controlling aircraft movements, and directing aircraft taxiing, take-offs and landings by radio
  • Providing pre-flight briefings and aeronautical information services
  • Completing cockpit preparations and external inspections to determine that aircraft are acceptable for flight
  • Monitoring aircraft performance and reporting on mechanical condition
  • Giving in-flight instruction, supervising solo flights, accompanying students on training flights and demonstrating techniques for controlling aircraft
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Aeroplane and Helicopter Pilots require a prescribed minimum amount of flying experience in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing is required.

Occupations in this Group
  • 231111 Aeroplane Pilot
  • 231112 Air Traffic Controller
  • 231113 Flying Instructor
  • 231114 Helicopter Pilot
  • 231199 Air Transport Professionals nec

Job Outlook

  • $2,558 AUD

    Weekly Earnings

  • 88%

    Work full time hours

  • Stable

    Growth expected in the next 5 years

  • 16% female

    Gender share

  • 40 hours

    Average full-time

  • Very High skill

    Skill level rating

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