About Aviation Australia

Aviation Australia is a world class, registered training organisation, established by the Queensland State Government in 2001 to support the development and growth of aviation and aerospace industries in both the Australian and international markets.

We pride ourselves in training excellence, offering courses in engineering, cabin crew, pilot and remote pilot training to aspiring individuals, looking to pursue a career in the aviation industry. For those already leading a successful career, Aviation Australia provides the opportunity to upskill or gain professional development, with a variety of short courses to further advance within the industry.

Aviation Australia is a partner to over 60 airlines and aerospace companies, governments, defence forces and regulatory authorities, with over 1000 graduates working worldwide.

All Aviation Australia programs are designed with a balanced focus between knowledge, skills, values and experience, ensuring that graduates enter employment with strong skills and a thorough understanding of aviation quality, safety and environmental standards. Aviation Australia are committed to delivering quality, flexible and cost-effective accredited training to individuals and companies.

Our mission and vision

Aviation Australia’s mission is to deliver excellence in training to help shape the future of the aviation industry worldwide.

The vision of creating aviation expertise and leadership is the cornerstone of Aviation Australia’s dedication to delivering excellence in training to shape the future of the aviation industry.

This is achieved by focusing on the domestic and international aviation markets and the needs of our customers, maintaining a commitment to high levels of teamwork, professionalism, quality and innovation, maximising financial resources and maintaining effective governance for long-term success as a public provider, and by ensuring Aviation Australia’s culture creates a positive environment where people are inspired to be their best.



Our values

Meet the Board

Elsa Dalessio

Board Chair

Sara Hales
Bron Davies
Karam Chand
Christopher Edwards
Rick Heaton

Meet the Executive Team

Glenn Ryan

Chief Executive Officer

Kellie Rowing

Financial Controller and Company Secretary

Professor Talal Yusaf

Executive Dean - Higher Education and Emerging Technologies

Brendon Gallaher

Technical Training Manager

Kylie Hine

Customer Experience and Marketing Manager

Chris Pigott

Business Manager Cairns

David Jackson

Quality and Risk Manager

Harsha Patel

Operations Manager Flight Safety

Allan Brooks

Head of Flight Operations and Training

Kerrie Fiechtner

People & Culture Manager

Ryan McMahon

National RPAS Training Manager

Campuses & Facilities

Aviation Australia’s world-class training campuses and facilities are located across Australia. From fully operational hangers to cabin mock-ups and flight simulators – we have the solution to your aviation training needs.

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