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High school students complete work experience at Aviation Australia

Four year 11 students from a range of Queensland high schools attended Aviation Australia over the school holidays to complete a week of work experience.

This opportunity was set up through the Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools program which provides opportunities for young people to undertake structured workplace learning and school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

The students gained first hand exposure to aircraft and a real-world experience of an Aircraft Maintenance hangar environment.

The four students had base level understanding of general aircraft maintenance and have all expressed an interest in a future career within the aviation industry.

Coolum State High school student, Andrew Tucker had, had previous ‘hands on’ experience working on helicopters, which really showed through his knowledge and skills when working with the tools.

Jimmy Cheung from Indooroopilly State High enjoyed the hands on experience and learning the different career streams that are available, which include mechanical, avionics and structures.

Adhyaan Malik from Aviation High has been interested in aviation since he was in Year 7, he has always envisioned himself to one day work for the defence force, working on the mechanics of aircraft.

Iona College student, Samuel Petrille explained how he become passionate about aviation through his curiosity of how the mechanics of aircraft work.

“It is great to gain real experience within the aviation industry and learn how the mechanics of the aircraft work,” said Samual.

The Gateways schools program currently involves a total of 20 Queensland secondary schools (government and non-government) throughout Queensland studying Aerospace studies. To find out more about the program please visit 


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