The latest from Aviskills News & Updates

14th May 2015

PNG Defence Force (PNGDF) Students at Work!

Eight (8) students from PNG Defence Force (PNGDF) commenced their two year course with us in March and are all progressing well with their studies.  Students are completing Certificate IV Aeroskills and consistently achieve top marks and are dedicated to their careers in the aircraft maintenance industry.  The students are enjoying Tamworth and region and are also experiencing the hospitality of some of our staff.  PNGDF Air Wing Nancy Wii is really happy with the environment and said on their arrival ““The learning environment is ideal for our men. The accommodation is really good and the staff have been friendly.”

Student leader Kapi Rawali (pictured bottom left) has been in the PNG Defence Force for 20 years in the infantry and has now had a change of trade to avionics.  “We don’t have these training facilities back home, and this will enhance my skills and train me on new things.”

Here are a selection of photos taken today while doing some practical components in the Hangar.  Want to know more about what we do???  Give us a call or email!!!

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29th November 2013

Movember – 2013

Remember OOTS (Out of the Square Media)?  They were our fantastic agency who did our re-brand 12 months ago?  Toby Dames has again supported ‘Movember’  – and today his Mo is looking might fine!!

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25th November 2013

Horticulture Students at AviSkills

Pictured here are Tamworth TAFE Certificate III Horticulture students who are completing Landscaping Construction and Sports Turf Management. These students attend one day per week and travel from Gunnedah, Manilla, Glen Innes and Tamworth. Most of these students will be course complete this year and hopefully will obtain employment in their chosen discipline area.  As you can see from the photos, their practical task was landscaping and turfing the area at AviSkills which has enhanced our entrance 100%!




13th November 2013

Practical Rotary Wing Training at AviSkills

BAE apprentices working on the Bell 47 G3B for Rotary Wing practical training.


4th September 2013
13th August 2013

Check out Veronica Haarmann as she talks about her studies at AviSkills

Veronica’s ‘spark’ in the aviation industry started when she joined the Air Cadets!

Now she is training to fix planes – rather than fly them.

Check out her story here.

Veronica Haarmann – Cert IV Aeroskills (Mechanical)


7th August 2013

Finalist in NSW Training Awards for VET in SCHOOL STUDENT OF THE YEAR!

emma1photo Great news!! We have a finalist in the NSW Training Awards for VET IN SCHOOL STUDENT OF THE YEAR – Congratulations to
Emma McIlwain who will attend the Ceremony on Thursday 5 September 2013. We are wishing her all the best!

28th February 2013

Avalon Airshow 2013!


John Michael with Nicholas Ward from CASA

John Michael with Nicholas Ward from CASA

The Avalon Airshow 2013 is bigger than ever!   This week John Michael, Faculty Director, TAFE Trades & Primary Industries, travelled to Avalon to attend the 2013 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition.  John had the opportunity to catch up with key players during the industry-only Trade Sessions that were held during the first part of the Airshow.

Pictured to the right here is John Michael & Dennis Owen from TAFE, with Alan Rankin, NSW President Australian Industry Defence Network & John Small, Executive Officer AIDN NSW.

The Airshow regularly features planes from the Royal Australian Air Force, United States Navy and the United States Air Force. It has been said by air show organisers to be the largest air show in the southern hemisphere


19th December 2012

Merry Christmas from the team at AviSkills

29th November 2012

Movember Men

Check out the Movember Men from Out of the Square Media (OOTS), our rebranding experts! Pictured left to right are Jamie (Creative Director), Toby (Business Development/Account Manager) and Marty (Managing Director).

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