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Air Traffic Controller

Air traffic controllers manage the safe and orderly flow of aircraft into, out of and between airports in Australia. They also work with overseas regions adjoining Australian airspace.

Duties & Tasks
Air traffic controllers may perform the following tasks:
  • maintain radio contact with pilots to keep aircraft separated in 'corridors' of controlled airspace, on air routes and near major airports
  • use radar to monitor and control aircraft movements
  • ensure aircraft operate only on pre-arranged routes and at approved altitudes
  • provide information and assistance to pilots and emergency services during in-flight emergencies.
  • Working conditions
    Air traffic controllers operate in shifts, often out of normal office hours, and are required to work on any day of the year.
    Personal requirements
  • able to make quick and accurate decisions
  • aptitude for working with computers
  • confident, highly responsible, self-motivated and independent, but able to work in a team
  • good understanding and clear practical application of the English language
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship, or Australian permanent residency
  • at least 18 years of age
  • able to satisfy aviation medical requirements.
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