The Federal Government has selected four new suppliers to deliver projects that support a diverse and inclusive aviation industry.

Building on previously funded projects under the government’s Women in the Aviation Industry initiative, the four projects are the result of an open tender process released in April.

The projects focus on three areas, including educating women and girls on the diverse aviation careers available, encouraging them to enter and remain in the industry, and shaping the culture of the aviation industry to be more inclusive. 

The four suppliers are Gunggandji Aerospace, the Civil Aviation Academy Australasia (CAAA), Navigating Aviation and Aviation/Aerospace Australia.

Gunggandji Aerospace will deliver a program of activities to empower First Nations students from 29 remote communities across the North and Far North Queensland to pursue careers in aviation. 

The CAAA project will provide learning, connection, and a jobs community for women interested in, or already in, the industry – including underrepresented groups in regional and remote areas.

Project activities will be aimed at upskilling and supporting women at the early stage of their aviation journey through workshops, guest speaker forums and facilitated sessions to build leadership skills, enhance career advancement opportunities and help retain female aviation leaders.

Navigating Aviation will assist business owners, managers, chief pilots and engineers, and supervisors to better understand how to manage, support and retain women in the sector. This will include a dedicated website with support materials and services.

Finally, Aviation/Aerospace Australia will deliver three projects including surveys on culture survey and barriers to the workplace to identify what drives women to leave the aviation industry.

Collaborating with the CSIRO, Aviation/Aerospace will deliver resources, mentoring, site visits, career talks and hands-on demonstrations, with a focus on schools with students from underrepresented backgrounds including low socio-economic, regional and rural, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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