How to become a Aviation Transport Protection Officer

Aviation transport protection officers carry out security screening procedures relevant to aviation passengers/Non-passengers and/or checked baggage. They may also conduct control room functions, and assist passengers with security screening procedures.

Personal requirements of a Aviation Transport Protection Officer

  • good hearing and eyesight (may be corrected)
  • display alertness, attention to detail and common sense
  • responsible and trustworthy
  • good communication and negotiation skills
  • assertive with good interpersonal skills.

Avg. weekly wage:

$1,250

Future growth:

decline

Employment by state:

ACT 5.5%

NSW 36%

NT 3.4%

QLD 16.9%

SA 5.4%

TAS 3.8%

VIC 19%

WA 10.1%

Hours worked:

34.8

Unemployment:

below average

Gender split:

Proportion of male workers 58.1%

Proportion of female workers 41.9%

Education level:

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 10: 0%

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 12: 11%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is secondary school: 14.8%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 15.4%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 7.3%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 26.7%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 24.7%

Age bracket:

Proprortion of workers aged below 35 years: 26.3%

Proportion of workers aged above 35 years: 78.8%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




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