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The commencement of Aviation Australia’s first Western Australian aircraft maintenance training course has been well received, with training taking place at the new Jandakot based facility.

Apprentices began their training this April, with employers already impressed with the course delivery and fulfilment of local industry needs.

Aviair are pleased to be addressing their apprentice’s educational needs, with three of them undertaking the current course in Jandakot. “Prior to Aviation Australia’s facility in Western Australia, the training situation for aviation apprentices was deplorable. There was no government funded registered training organisation (RTO) in Western Australia delivering Part 66 licence outcomes,” said Sheridan Austin, Group Quality Manager at Aviair.

The launch of the Jandakot based training has enabled employers such as Aviair to educate their apprentices, providing them with an academic and regulatory pathway that is also supported by the Western Australian Government.

“It is very important to us to have our apprentices attain a Part 66 outcome, not only for their careers but also for the longevity of our engineering departments and indeed the industry,” says Sheridan.

Another recognised employer benefit is that the apprentice block release training is subsidised under “Jobs and Skills WA”, through the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD). “Whilst our apprentices are based in Broome and Kununurra, Jandakot is accessible to our apprentices through the support of Aviation Australia and through “Jobs and Skills WA”, who are subsidising travel and accommodation costs for our apprentices,” says Sheridan.

The new facility is located on Mustang Road, Jandakot Airport as part of a shared facility with Jandakot Instruments & Avionics. “The new facility is ideally suited to our needs with plenty of space for both theory and practical aspects of our training courses,” says Paul Jones, Aviation Australia Business Development Manager.

With the success of the first course, the next block training is already in high demand and will be taking place in September 2018. For enrolment details email industry@aviationaustralia.aero.

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