231112 Air Traffic Controller

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Air Traffic Controller
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
PMSOL Occupation: 
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 


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

ANZSCO Skill Level: 

2311 Air Transport Professionals

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Air Transport Professionals
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
2 586.80
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 757.40
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
2 535.90