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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 includes secondary schools (government and non-government) throughout Queensland studying Aerospace. There are over 30 industry partners and supporters engaged, including, local aerospace entities, training institutions and universities. These partners all contribute to creating pathways for students into Queensland’s aerospace industry.

Participating Schools

Atherton State High SchoolMaroochydore State High School
Aviation HighMiami State High School
Balmoral State High SchoolMueller College
Burpengary State Secondary CollegeNoosa District State High School
Cairns State High SchoolSt Mary's College (Ipswich)
Calamvale Community CollegeSt Patrick's College (Mackay)
Coolum State High SchoolSt Columban's College
Indooroopilly State High SchoolTownsville State High School
Iona CollegeWilsonton State High School

Expression of Interest

If you would like to express interest in becoming an Aerospace Gateway to Industry School, please send an email to

New applications from schools will be considered during term one each year upon receipt of Expressions of Interest (EOI) form. If there is capacity to support additional schools, applications will be reviewed, and an outcome will be given by the end of Term Two.

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Program Updates

Stay updated with what the Gateway schools and Industry supporters are doing throughout the year.

Subscribe to our eNewsletter and view previous Project updates here.

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Aerospace Industry Education Awards

In 2019 we celebrated the program’s 15th year and proudly recognised the efforts and achievements of the Gateway to Industry schools for Aerospace, students and their teachers throughout the year.

Watch the wrap up video of the event in 2019, kindly produced by Noosa District State High School.

Nominations for the 2020 Aerospace Industry Education Awards will open soon.

Further information

Natalie Ryan
Project Manager, Aerospace Gateway Schools
Phone: +61 (0)7 3860 0903 | +61 (0)436 838 112