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Member for Sandgate attends Aviation Australia VETiS Graduation

Aviation Australia hosted a special graduation for the Vocational Education and Training in Schools 1/16 class on the 19 October, with all students graduating with a Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance.

Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Member for Sandgate as well as many VET student coordinators were in attendance, showcasing their support of the aviation education industry.

The VETiS program enables students to undertake structured workplace learning and acquire a nationally recognised qualification prior to graduating high school. The Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance provides the unique opportunity for students to explore the aviation industry in a hands-on environment, training in Aviation Australia’s world-class training facilities.

VETiS students spend 18 months on campus to complete their certification, with the VETiS 1/16 graduating class starting their studies in April 2016.

The class conducted both theory and practical training during their time at Aviation Australia, with their practical elements undertaken within the Aviation Australia Technical Training Centre operational hangar. Examples of practical training include: component removal from engines, avionics wiring, riveting and composite repair and many more.

The graduation was held within the campus hangar, enabling parents and guests to witness the student’s working environment.

The VETiS 1/16 class was inclusive of students from Bray Park High School, Brisbane State High School, Caboolture State High School, Ferny Grove State High School, Genesis Christian College, Grace Lutheran College, Kimberley College, Mueller College, Pine Rivers State High School, Sandgate District State High School, St Laurence’s College and Woodcrest State College.

Students are already looking to further their study in aviation, with the next step being the completion of a Certificate IV in Aircraft Line Maintenance.

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