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Working and studying at the same time! Why not!


Starting on a Career in Aviation…

Where do you want to go? What do you want to do?


Only if your dad owns a maintenance organisation or an airline, everybody else has to do it the hard way, and even if your dad does own an airline you still need training to get to certifying status.

TPSD, Training, Practice and Self Denial, a bit like being a Buddhist Monk but without the need to go begging for your next meal, (usually).  The TPSD route may be made easier by doing it through an organisation, like the military or by getting an apprenticeship.

Determination.  By which I mean you need to try,,, a lot.  Luck might get you to the first hurdle but only TPSD will get you over it.

Lots of them, towards a training facility and all with one guiding concept in mind, TPSD.

I’m sure you will, when, where, how much it will pay,  and,  will it get you all the pleasures in life, depends on you and your attitude to TPSD

That is a tricky question to answer straight out.  There are 2 answers which depend on what you want to be doing in 10 or 15 years time.  I would never advise anybody that having a degree is a bad thing.  You should always get one if you can, but there is a but, well 3 buts actually.

If all you ever want to do is to work on aeroplanes for the joy it gives you fixing something then probably a degree is not going to be of much value to you.  Save your money for an aircraft type course which will be a definite plus.
If you think that in a few years time you would like to be an executive level person with a large maintenance company, having an aviation engineering degree will put you in a much better spot to get a position like that than the guys who do not have a degree.  
Similarly if you think you might like to run your own company one day then having a degree will be good, but a business degree will probably suit you more than an engineering degree

Ask this question first.
First step is to really look at what your motivation is.  If you are prepared to study for ages all through your career, accept responsibility for your own actions, work under pressure and enter an industry with more rules and regulations than almost any other, then you are probably going to do just fine.
Second step is to determine if you are smart and capable enough.  It sounds hard and is probably politically incorrect to say it, but if you are not endowed with the right faculties you will struggle to achieve the required standard.  You need mental agility and capacity.  You need physical strength and dexterity.  Without sufficient of either of them you are going to struggle.  There are physical barriers to doing this type of work, you usually need all 5 fingers on each hand, nuts and bolts need manipulating, often in a small space and that can be a struggle.  You need to be able to crawl around underneath and inside an aeroplane.  You need to be able to see colours in dim light and hear sometimes quite quiet sounds, without those capacities, guess what, you are going to struggle.  
An employer looks for people that can do all the job for him.  If he has to do something for you, to get the job done, he probably has other things to do that are more important to him.
Third step is to look around and find someone who has been in the industry for a long time and ask them what they think about it.  Ask them how much they are getting paid and if they would ever change.  All the good ones say enough and no.
Fourth step.  If you’re still interested and think you’d like to try it, we can help you.


If you’re thinking about a career in Aviation, we invite you to come visit us and talk about your exciting future and our courses at the Melbourne Careers Expo. The expo runs during August each year. For more details about the expo and other displays, please visit www.careerexpo.com.au.

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