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:


Future growth:


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:



below average

Gender split:

Male 58.1%

Female 41.9%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 11%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 14.8%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 15.4%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 7.3%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 26.7%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 24.7%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 26.3%

Above 35 years: 78.8%

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

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