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New High School Program in the Northern Territory


In February, Aviation Australia’s first school pathway program in the Northern Territory was launched, with 27 students starting their Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance.

This 2 year course is now being delivered in both Alice Springs and Darwin. The Department of Education in the Northern Territory is providing funding for up to 38 positions annually for year 11 and 12 high school students.

This training has been made possible by working closely with the aviation industry and government in the NT.

In Alice Springs, the students will be utilising a sponsored hangar complex with the aircraft company Chartair. Chartair has also donated a Beechcraft Baron twin engine aircraft for Alice Springs and a Cessna 310 & 402 twin engine aircraft for Darwin.

In Darwin, Casuarina Senior School will be used for theory instruction and practical training. Students in Darwin will be given site visits during their training to aviation maintenance companies at Darwin airport.

This new program builds upon Aviation Australia’s existing training activities in the Northern Territory. Our team in Cairns currently provides block release apprentice training for 45 apprentices in the Northern Territory.

Aviation Australia would like to thank the NT Government and the airline industry for their support of this new program, and warmly welcomes all of the new students.


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