Passionate about aviation, but not sure if you want to jump right into study after high school? There are plenty of options for you if you want to take a gap year, where you can learn valuable skills and experience what a career in aviation might be like, all while having fun.
Courses from Aviation Australia
Aviation Australia offer a variety of short Cabin Crew Courses for people who are considering a career as a flight attendant. They also offer Remote Pilot Training Courses for those interested in learning about this rapidly evolving industry.
Courses vary in length from just a few days up to 4 weeks, so there is bound to be something that will fit your schedule.
And if you find your passion, you can continue on with an apprenticeship or traineeship and earn a Certificate IV.
If you’re looking for something a bit more hands-on, there are lots of aviation restoration groups and museums around Australia you can volunteer for and get an insight into aviation careers. Here are some places you might like to check out:
- RAAF Amberley Heritage Aviation Centre
- HARS Aviation Museum
- Australian National Aviation Museum
- Aviation Historical Society of Australia
- Darwin Aviation Museum
- South Australian Aviation Museum
- RAAFAWA Aviation Heritage Museum
You might also like to consider getting some work experience in aviation, finding casual or part-time work at an airport, or even just chatting to a pilot or aircraft engineer to find out what their job is like. Or, check out our Gap Year Guide for more inspiration.