Industry Insights

This month’s chart features commencement data for the AVI Aviation Training Package. It gives a three-year breakdown of enrolments across the nation by AQF level. This data comes from VOCSTATS, the database of total VET activity from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).



International aviation activity is forecast to grow strongly to 2030, with domestic and international movements through Australia’s capitals expected to double1. The growing number of people living in Australia that were born overseas will also fuel growth, further increasing demand for travel through Australian airports.

As air travel increases, Australian airlines and airports are facing greater competition for skilled labour, both locally and from other countries.

Enrolments at Certificate IV and Diploma have been going up consistently since 2014. These increases, can largely be attributed to Commercial Pilot licensing: AVI40108 – Certificate IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Aeroplane Licence) to AVI50215 – Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane).

The growth in Aviation activity has also led to a significant increase at the Certificate III level in Flight Operations, and Ground Operations and Service.

1 Commonwealth of Australia (2016) Trends: Transport and Australia’s Development to 2040 and Beyond. Canberra, ACT.