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The Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools project was established to support the growth and development of an effective workforce for the aviation industry sector. This program provides opportunities for young people to undertake structured workplace learning, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, full-time employment and further study through industry-school partnerships and has proven essential in meeting the Queensland Government's aim of transitioning young people from school to work while completing school and gaining formal qualifications.

The program currently involves a total of 18 Queensland secondary schools (government and non-government), plus two aviation "hub" schools, with 300 students throughout Queensland studying Aerospace studies and more than 30 industry partners and supports including local aerospace entities, training institutions and universities creating pathways for students into Queensland's aerospace industry.

Participating schools

Atherton State High School Lockyer District State High School
Aviation High School Miami State High School
Balmoral State High School Mueller College
Burpengary State Secondary College Noosa District State High School
Cairns State High School Oakey State High School
Calamvale Community College Springwood State High School
Corinda State High School St Patrick's College (Mackay)
Indooroopilly State High School Townsville State High School
Iona College Wilsonton State High School

In 2019 the following schools will also be participating in the Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools project:

St Columban's College (Caboolture)
Coolum State High School

Subjects studied at school

Schools participating in the Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools project may offer one or more of the following subjects:

  • Aerospace Studies
  • Aeroskills
  • Engineering Technology (delivered in an aviation context).

In 2019, Aerospace Systems will be added to this list of subjects.

Some schools may offer school subjects like mathematics, physics, business, home economics, science, design, technology and engineering contextualised to the aerospace sector.

Some schools may also offer students the opportunity to study:

  • Recreational Pilot's Licence
  • Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance - MEA20515
  • Certificate III in Aviation (Ground Operations and Service) - AVI30416
  • Cabin Crew Training
  • Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot - Visual Line of Sight) - AVI30316 (provides training for piloting UAVs).

Teacher professional development days

Stay tuned! We will post details of our upcoming professional development days when they have been scheduled.

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Contact information

For more information on the Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools project, including details about current activities and projects, opportunities for students and teachers or how your school or business can get involved, visit the Aviation Australia website or contact the project coordinator.

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Last updated 7 January 2019

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