Aviation careers take flight at TAFE Newcastle

Aspiring aviation technicians, mechanics and commercial airline workers will benefit from a new state-of-the-art training facility at TAFE NSW Newcastle.

Planning is underway for the Williamtown Special Activation Precinct, which will create a defense and aerospace center, boost the local economy and create approximately 4,400 full-time jobs.

Skills and Training Minister Alister Henskens said the purpose-built $1.17 million Aviation Delivery Center will train the next generation of skilled workers to meet national and international demands Of the industry.

“This new facility will put Newcastle at the center of training for the industry,” he explained.

“This will ensure that a career in the sky is more accessible than ever for thousands of aviation enthusiasts.

“This will unlock unprecedented opportunities in aviation and create a strong pipeline of future workers in the Hunter to support the continued development of Newcastle Airport and the special activation district of Williamtown.

“Drone training will also be a focus of the new facilities.

“There are approximately 1.2 million drones currently in service nationwide and the potential for up to 5,500 jobs per year over the next 20 years.”

TAFE NSW will train aviation technicians to support the Hunter’s defense capability and provide other advice such as drone training, flight operations and passenger screening for personnel working in the airline industries commercial and aviation.

Equipment for the new facility includes a Cessna aircraft, generic manual skills trainers and an aircraft wiring board.

Hunter Parliamentary Secretary Taylor Martin said the Aviation Delivery Center would include an aviation maintenance broadcast room, allowing the local expert to be broadcast to other reception points around NSW.

“This digital technology will benefit the entire region, allowing students across the state to study through a virtual classroom and learn the skills they need for the jobs of tomorrow,” he said. -he declares.

“The aviation industry will play a vital role in NSW’s pandemic recovery.

“So I’m looking forward to seeing the role TAFE Newcastle can play in giving people the skills they need for the jobs they want in the industry.”

From May, TAFE NSW Newcastle’s Aviation Delivery Hub will feature highly qualified and skilled aviation professionals needed to support the global industry through certificates in Aeroskills.

Other courses will be added in the second semester, including Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance and Certificate III in Remote Pilot (Drones), with more options to be added in 2023.

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