The latest from Aviskills News & Updates

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).

23rd November 2012

AviSkills Rebranding

all about how we were rebranded by Out of the Square Media (OOTS) – check it out!

9th November 2012

AviSkills Launch Day

AviSkills (formely APAC) was officially established in 2002 in Tamworth in response to national and international shortages of skilled and qualified aviation engineering staff. AviSkills partners are TAFE NSW New England Institute, Qantaslink, Tamworth Regional Council, BAE Systems, McCarthy Consultants and Harris Solicitors.

Our official Launch took place on 8 November at BAE Systems Dining Room, with Speakers, including Doug Nancarrow Editor of Aviation Business magazine and Vice Marshall (Retired) John Quaife General Manager of BAE Systems Aviation Solutions. Both of these Guest Speakers support our new engagement strategy to work with Industry partners and be more visible in the marketplace.

On conclusion of the Launch, there was a tour of AviSkills for a chance to view student learning in action.

AviSkills Chairman Mr Charles McCarthy stated that the “Launch of the AviSkills brand marks a new direction for our organisation.  The global aviation market is in need of hundred’s of thousands of new technical staff in the next 20 years. To meet that need AviSkills has a wonderful multimillion dollar facility at Tamworth Airport to train young people to become aeronautical engineers.  Most of our students come from the New England, North West and the Hunter regions, and gain apprenticeships with some of Australia’s biggest aviation and defence companies”.

What a fantastic day it was!

See the full NBN News Report on our Launch Event here

6th November 2012

AviSkills Official Launch

Our official Launch will take place this Thursday 8 November commencing at 11.30 in Tamworth.
Our Twitter and Facebook Page will keep you updated with photos and announcements!

TAFE New England is the Registered Training Provider (RTO 90001) for AviSkills. |