Aviation High School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff, where students from Years 7 to 12 have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing.

Opened in 2007, Aviation High School was established to provide direct pathways for students seeking careers in the aviation and aerospace industries in Queensland. The Senior School curriculum at Aviation High School is supported by our School of Excellence in Aerospace and Aviation and provides wonderful opportunities for students. The Aerospace context has now grown to the extent that the school has structured a new faculty, led by a separate Head of Department, to cater for those students who wish to pursue careers in the industry. With the introduction of the national curriculum the school is now delivering that same quality education across all Key Learning Areas to all students, whatever their aspirations.

Facilities: Assembly Hall, canteen, music block, science block, arts block, shade area, covered area, oval, aircraft hanger, tractor shed, Aeroskills and Aeronautics Trade Training Centre, a wind tunnel, Flight Simulator Centre, radio room, an aircraft themed catering facility as well as aircraft control systems and physics laboratories.


Electives Years 7 to 10: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities (History/Geography/Civics), Health & Physical Education, Sport, Welfare Program, Technology (Aeroskills Technology, Hospitality), The Arts.


Electives Years 11 and 12: Aviation High School has a wide range of subjects that can be studied in Years 11 and 12. This subject range offers a variety of subjects allowing students with different strengths and areas of interest to pursue their future aspirations. All Year 11 and 12 students study an English subject and a Mathematics subject. They also choose four other subjects from a range of options including Accounting, Aeroskills Studies, Aerospace Studies, Biological Science, Business Communication Technologies, Business Management, Chemistry, Drama, English, Geography, Graphics, Information and Communications Technology, Mathematics A, Mathematics B, Mathematics C, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Science 21, and Visual Arts.

Sport: Extracurricular activities: UAV Club – Aviation High participates in the yearly UAV Outback Challenge with 3 teams of 8 students from various year levels across the school. Remote Control Flying Group – held at lunchtimes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, students fly small simple aircraft and learn about the mechanics and electronics of flying these models. On Thursday and Friday lunchtimes, flight simulators are made available to the junior grades. Academic competitions – including ICAS Mathematics and Science Competitions, National Chemical Quiz, RACI Titration Competition, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Competition, Australian Youth Rocketry competition. Other extracurricular activities – include a student tutorial program, Instrumental Music program, Arts Festival, Student Council, interschool sports competition and school field trips.


Welfare and personal development: Student tutorial program, student council. Special features: School trips – NASA Science trip to the USA and a World War I Battle Fields tour over the Easter holidays 2016, Centenary of the RAF Airshow. Students can gain an Overall Position (OP), a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and VET qualifications while at school. The school offers a wide range of senior subjects, both Authority and Authority Registered, with specialised programs including Aerospace Studies. From 2015, senior students are able to take part in flight training as part of the curriculum. Many students choose to take up a school based traineeship or apprenticeship while enrolled at Aviation High School.

Aviation High offers two types of Music Scholarships. Classroom Music – awarded to students whose studies in Classroom Music are of a VHA standard and who are dedicated to building a portfolio of composition and performance experiences. Candidates must submit a portfolio of composition or have an audition. Instrumental Music – awarded to students who excel in Instrumental Music Studies in Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion. Candidates must be a committed member of a school ensemble and be committed to fully participate in all performances by that ensemble.

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: Approximately 400 Students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees:
  • Address:Widdop Street, Hendra QLD 4011
  • Email:admin@aviationhigh.eq.edu.au
  • Phone:07 3637 0111
  • Fax:07 3637 0100

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