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Aerospace Gateway Schools program

Aerospace Gateway Schools Program

The Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools program 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), with 300 students throughout Queensland studying Aerospace studies and 27 industry partners, local aerospace entities, training institutions and universities, creating pathways for students into Queensland’s aerospace industry.

Participating schools

Atherton State High SchoolMaryborough State High School
Aviation High SchoolMiami State High School
Balmoral State High SchoolMueller College
Brisbane State High SchoolNoosa District State High School
Calamvale Community CollegeSpringwood State High School
Cairns State High SchoolSt Patrick's College
Indooroopilly State High SchoolTownsville State High School
Iona CollegeWellington Point State High School
Lockyer District State High SchoolOakey State High School

* These schools currently offer Aerospace Studies as an elective. 

Female Aerospace Student Award

Planning is underway for the annual Aerospace Education Awards and in a Queensland first, Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) have added a new award to the already prestigious line up of awards on offer. The Female Aerospace Student Award is an award for a high achieving female student who is studying the Aerospace syllabus.

The award is open to female students who attend an Aerospace Gateway School with nominations closing Friday 26 August 2016.

The winner will be announced at the 2016 Aerospace Education Awards, held in November and will receive a $4,500 scholarship for the University of their choice.


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Further information

Jennifer Harrison
Project Manager Aerospace Gateway Schools
Phone: (07) 3860 0903