Australian University is Looking for a Director for its Aviation Academy

14th Apr 2022

Australian University RMIT, a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and 10,000 staff globally, is looking for a Director to lead a comprehensive aviation portfolio for the RMIT Aviation Academy. This includes both the Flight training centre and Education programs (a full suite including Bachelors, Masters and Associate Degrees).

If you are a Senior commercial leader from within the Aviation or Aerospace industry, with a focus on education and training, then you may like to have a confidential conversation.


  • Full-time, Continuing position
  • Based at the Melbourne City campus with hybrid work arrangements available. May be required to go to Point Cook flight school on occasion
  • A key Senior Executive appointment to join a leading global Aviation Academy

About RMIT Aviation Academy

As part of STEM College, the RMIT Aviation Academy is at the forefront of aviation education and innovation and is leading in Pilot training with the largest owned aviation fleet in the Australian Higher Education sector.

The Academy was established as an agile enterprise that can respond to market opportunities and contribute positively to the post-COVID recovery of the aviation industry globally. The RMIT Aviation Academy offers commercially facing products and services in aviation in response to skills needs and growth opportunities both nationally and internationally.

RMIT has been educating aerospace engineers for 80 years and has been training commercial pilots since 1994, with over 3000 pilots and flight instructors graduating in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region to date.

As the Director you will lead a comprehensive aviation portfolio across the Academy including both flight training and education (a full suite including Bachelors, Masters and Associate Degrees) with a focus on the establishment, growth, commercial leadership, and strategic direction of the RMIT Aviation Academy.

Your role as an experienced Senior leader in Aviation will be to drive student growth, new airline partnerships, operational excellence for the flight school, develop industry and business partnerships, scale up training and provide strategic leadership for the Academy. In this role you will grow opportunities, student numbers and revenue through industry engagement in the Aviation sector.

With Aviation programs in Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Singapore this will be an opportunity to join one of the leading Aviation Academies globally.

For more information, check out RMIT Aviation Academy’s job posting here.

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