A career in the aviation sector requires dedication and thorough training to navigate the regulations, safety, and precision of aviation operations. It is an ideal career choice for people who like to work within clearly defined frameworks, while still being required to think on their feet, respond to changing environments, and for those who are looking to play a part in an important service ecosystem that people depend on every day. 


The Aerospace Institute is a specialist provider of strategic leadership training with additional value-added mentoring, career development, and network building. 


The Aerospace Institute is unique in offering a Career Management Plan alongside accredited Australian qualifications. We believe education is part of a bigger career development ecosystem.


The Aerospace Institute works with the best and the brilliant in the aviation and aerospace industries.  Our friends become an integrated part of your network. You never know who you may meet and what opportunities may present themselves as you study with us.

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Career Management Program

All students who are accepted into the Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership will be placed on our unique Career Management Program.  Our goal is to help you assess your current situation and then review and reflect to enable better outcomes in the future.

As you work through the program, your mentor will help you:

  • decide what you need to do differently.

  • create a strategy for maximising chances of success.

  • understand your personality and organisational culture.

  • achieve preferred outcomes for your customers, your colleagues and yourself.

We will provide you with the tools you need to demonstrate effective behaviours, these are based on:

  • knowledge and understanding, including your functional expertise and experience with policies, processes, tools and techniques.

  • personal characteristics, which derive from your personality, motives and values.

  • skills, which include the abilities you have developed.

Managing Yourself:

Managing yourself involves self-appraisal.  It enhances your understanding of how your personality and values influence what you focus on at work and how you accomplish your tasks.  It also places you in an organisational context by addressing the nature of your key working relationships and how you might develop more effective working partnerships.


The aim is to identify areas for development by reviewing your experiences and taking time out for personal reflection – and then applying what you learn to your job and your role within the wider organisational culture.

Focus Areas include:


This is probably the most essential of the emotional intelligence competencies – the ability to read your own emotions.  It allows you to know your strengths and limitations and feel confident about their self-worth.


This is the ability to control your emotions and act with honesty and integrity, in reliable and adaptable ways.

Social awareness

This includes the key capabilities of empathy and organisational intuition.  Socially aware leaders do more than sense other people’s emotions; they show they care.  They are experts at reading office politics.

Relationship management

This includes the ability to communicate clearly and convincingly, disarm conflicts and build strong personal bonds.

Effective outcomes in this complex environment will depend on regular consultation, cooperation and negotiation, shared management and input of specialist and organisational skills and expertise. 

Your first step is to identify the types of relationships in your network so you can be clear about how they might need to be managed and how the various roles might impinge on each other.


Often we focus on tasks and spend little time on the people side of management.  We will help you to redress the balance by highlighting how you can assess levels of team working and develop your team to full effectiveness.


We look at some key aspects of how to manage others, and help you build a suite of essential skills to manage the diversity of talents that any group of people bring to organisational life.


These skills include:

  • retaining and developing team members.

  • managing performance.

  • managing diversity.

  • managing projects and leading change.

  • developing yourself.

  • managing conflict.


Your situation and your team will be unique.

We will teach you to reflect on your teamʼs situation and its experience.  Teach you how to develop your team (and yourself) in the context of your situation and your organisational culture.



Effective networking is an increasingly important skill for leaders to acquire – in terms of improving your career path and your organisations and individuals relate to each other.


Networking goals:

  • it is about creating positive relationships with people who have like interests for the purposes of uncovering professional opportunities, identifying potential problems and learning about best practice.

  • gathering and sharing ideas.

  • the systematic process of meeting people, learning about them, and establishing relationships so that all parties expand a base of resources to support their endeavours.

  • creating connections and positive relationships with people with like interests for the purposes of uncovering opportunities, identifying potential problems and learning about best practice.

  • creating a tissue of personal contacts to provide the support, feedback, and resources needed to get things do.

See yourself as a knowledge resource: 

  • the more people you meet, the more information you will be able to pass around.

  • make yourself a useful contact to other people.

  • be prepared to share your information and contacts in return.

Although it is important to build networks using social media, think carefully about your profile and remember not to confuse quantity with quality.  You need to remember that networking isnʼt just about making contacts, itʼs also about keeping them – so ensure you stay in regular contact.  Be patient and remember that networking is a long-term strategy, not a short-term fix.  Put time and effort into building up and nurturing your network and it will pay dividends throughout your career.

An effective network will enable you to:

  • keep abreast of what is happening.

  • access sources of information, help and support.

  • in turn, to help others.



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