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Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council » Aircraft Refueller


Aircraft Refuellers are responsible for the delivery of aviation fuel to waiting aircraft and the refilling of the aircraft fuel tank. As the Aircraft Refuellers drive the tanker truck filled with aviation fuel, they must hold a valid licence. They must be able to obtain an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).

The Aircraft Refueller works outdoors in all kinds of weather with potentially hazardous aviation fuel.

Other responsibilities include:

  • This role can involve shiftwork, including weekends, public holidays and nights.
  • This role can take employees across the country or around in the world working for the Defence Force or with large commercial airlines or small private operators. With growth in regional aviation reported to be stronger than in established capital city routes, due in large part to the mining boom, there are opportunities for aviation careers right across the country.

Industry facts

  • Australian aviation is a major economic driver. The sector contributes around $7 billion to the economy and employs 50,000 Australians directly and a further half million indirectly.
  • Employment for this occupation to 2016-17 is expected to grow slightly. Air passenger movements within Australia are predicted to double to 279 million a year within 20 years.
  • It is predicted that approximately 460,000 new commercial airline pilots and 601,000 maintenance technicians will be needed worldwide by 2031

Entry Qualifications

Training Qualification:

  • Certificate III in Aviation (Ground Operations and Service)

Estimated Salary

$44,000 – $73,000 (Median $51,000)*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.

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