Aviation is a subject for students who are looking forward to either a career in aviation or flying for pleasure. Students work towards a solo and restricted licence during the course of study and students who complete the course gain a Private Pilot’s Licence.
During Years 11 and 12, students are able to enrol in Aviation as a sixth QCAA subject.
For more details please download the Aviation Brochure here.
Aerospace Studies aims to raise students’ awareness of the aviation and aerospace industries, encourage students’ future participation in the aerospace industry and increase the skills and knowledge that will enhance students’ future employment prospects. It aims to foster and develop inquiring minds and intellectual skills that will help students think critically and purposefully about the aviation and aerospace environments as well as promote students’ appreciation of the need to become lifelong learners.
There are four mandatory areas of study:
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Safety Management Systems
The Business of Aviation and Aerospace
Within these areas of study, major topics will include basic aeronautical knowledge, aircraft systems, safety awareness, quality concepts, management principles, human resources management, airport and airline operations and air traffic management. Supporting topics will include meteorology and the history of aviation.
Study of the subject will be accomplished through a thematic approach. The four themes are Archerfield (Study of light aircraft), Amberley (Study of military aircraft), Brisbane Airport (Study of commercial aircraft) and Cape Canaveral (study of astronautics).
Download the Aerospace Brochure here.
Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools project
The Aerospace Gateway to Industry Schools project was established to support the growth and development of an effective workforce for the aviation industry sector. This program provides opportunities for young people to undertake structured workplace learning, school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, full-time employment and further study through industry-school partnerships and has proven essential in meeting the Queensland Government’s aim of transitioning young people from school to work while completing school and gaining formal qualifications.
The program currently involves a total of 16 Queensland secondary schools (government and non-government), plus two aviation “hub” schools, with 300 students throughout Queensland studying Aerospace studies and more than 30 industry partners and supports including local aerospace entities, training institutions and universities creating pathways for students into Queensland’s aerospace industry. Indooroopilly State High School is a proud member of this project.
For further details contact Peter Rolandsen, Aviation/Aerospace Studies Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org