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2311 Air Transport Professionals

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Air Transport Professionals fly and navigate aircraft, control and direct air traffic to ensure the safe and efficient operation of aircraft in flight and on the ground, and instruct students in flying aircraft.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Aeroplane and Helicopter Pilots require a prescribed minimum amount of flying experience in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing and submitting flight plans giving consideration to factors such as weather conditions and aircraft performance
  • flying aircraft in accordance with established air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures
  • providing flight information for flight crews and air traffic services staff
  • controlling aircraft movements, and directing aircraft taxiing, take-offs and landings by radio
  • providing pre-flight briefings and aeronautical information services
  • completing cockpit preparations and external inspections to determine that aircraft are acceptable for flight
  • monitoring aircraft performance and reporting on mechanical condition
  • giving in-flight instruction, supervising solo flights, accompanying students on training flights and demonstrating techniques for controlling aircraft

Occupations:

  • 231111 Aeroplane Pilot
  • 231112 Air Traffic Controller
  • 231113 Flying Instructor
  • 231114 Helicopter Pilot
  • 231199 Air Transport Professionals nec

231111 Aeroplane Pilot

Flies aeroplanes to transport passengers, mail and freight, or provide agricultural, aerial surveillance or other aviation services. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

231112 Air Traffic Controller

Ensures the safe and efficient movement of aircraft in controlled airspace and aerodromes by directing aircraft movements. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

231113 Flying Instructor

Teaches the theory and practical skills of flying aircraft. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

  • Gliding Pilot Instructor
  • Helicopter Pilot Instructor

231114 Helicopter Pilot

Flies helicopters to transport passengers, mail or freight, or provide agricultural, aviation or aerial surveillance services. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

231199 Air Transport Professionals nec

This occupation group covers Air Transport Professionals not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1

Occupations in this group include:

  • Aircraft Navigator
  • Airworthiness Inspector
  • Balloonist
  • Flight Engineer Inspector