Air Traffic Controller (Occupation Code : 315401)
DescriptionEnsures the safe and efficient movement of aircraft in controlled airspace and aerodromes by directing aircraft movements.
Informing flight crew and operations staff about weather conditions, operational facilities, flight plans and air traffic.
Applying knowledge of principles and practices of air traffic control in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work.
Initiating and organizing emergency, search and rescue services and procedures.
Directing activities of all aircraft and service vehicles on or near airport runways.
Maintaining radio and telephone contact with adjacent control towers, terminal control units and other control centres, and coordinating the movement of aircraft into adjoining areas.
Alternate Occupation Names
Air Traffic Service Operator
Vessel Traffic Services
National Certificate 1
Step 1 : Admission requirements
- NSC Certificate Admission
To enter into this learning pathway you will need a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum admission requirements into higher certificate or a National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V). In addition, each education institution has its own unique entry requirements for each of its programmes. It is important to check the entry requirements for this programme with the institution of your choice before you apply.