2541-13 Air Traffic Controller
Ensures the safe and efficient movement of aircraft in controlled airspace and aerodromes by directing aircraft movements.
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of a training course commensurate with an AQF Diploma and relevant experience in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.
- oversees the preparation and processing of aeronautical information necessary for the safety, regulation and efficiency of air navigation
- provides flight information for flight crews and air traffic services staff, such as wind direction and strength, details of cloud cover and temperature and altimeter settings
- checks flight plans, position reports, flight levels, estimated arrival times at reporting points or destinations and authorises changes of flight levels and altitudes
- controls aircraft movements in the air using radar or non-radar procedures and directing aircraft by radio
- controls aircraft movements on aerodromes by issuing runway clearances and directing taxiing, take offs and landings
- controls the operation of airport lighting systems such as runway and approach lights and aerodrome beacons
- communicates with other air traffic control units to coordinate activities
- alerts airport fire crew and emergency or search and rescue services when aircraft are in difficulty
- organises search and rescue assistance to aircraft in distress
- may instruct air traffic control trainees and train licensed controllers upgrading their ratings