2024 Aerospace Industry Education Awards

All finalists will be invited to attend the announcement of winners at a ceremony in Brisbane on Thursday 21st November 2024 at Brisbane Airport Conference Centre.

Check out the 2023 ceremony highlights in this short video.

Applications close 8am Monday 19th August 2024

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ALL students enrolled in an Aerospace Gateway to Industry School are eligible to apply. Find a category that suits you below.

Yr 10 Aerospace Award

Proudly sponsored by GE Aerospace

This award is open to Year 10 students that have completed at least one aerospace-related unit of work in any subject.  The student must be able to share key learnings from an aerospace-related project, and demonstrate a keen interest in a career in aerospace.

Yr 11 Aerospace Award

Proudly sponsored by Qantas

This award is for a year 11 student that demonstrates a keen interest in securing an apprenticeship as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME).

Yr 12 Aerospace Award

Proudly sponsored by Airbus Australia Pacific

An academic award for a Year 12 student that has achieved outstanding overall performance in the General Subject, Aerospace Systems, particularly in the areas of critical thinking, teamwork, creativity and/or emotional intelligence.

Yr 12 Aerospace Project Award

Proudly sponsored by the Royal Aeronautical Society (Australian Division)

This award is for a Year 12 student that has produced the best in-depth folio and accompanying formal written report, which has a relevant focus on the aerospace industry.

Empowerment Award

Proudly sponsored by Griffith Aviation in the School of Engineering and Built Environment

This award is for an outstanding student that identifies as female and who has strong aspirations to commence university studies in 2024.  This award recognises a student’s enthusiasm, as well as their continued dedication to studies and will support them to achieve their full potential.

Spirit of Boeing Award

Proudly sponsored by Boeing Defence Australia

This award recognises a Year 12 student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, is highly effective when working with groups and displays exceptional integrity when dealing with people.

Young Aviator Award

Proudly sponsored by The Honourable Company of Air Pilots (Australian Region) and Aviation Australia

This award is for a student who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and motivation for a career as a pilot.  Applicants can have from zero to 50 flying hours in a powered fixed-wing aircraft.

Future Aerospace Award

Proudly sponsored by The Australian Youth Aerospace Association

This awards is for Year 10 or 11 students that display a strong passion towards a topic in aviation or aerospace.  The AYAA believes the development of the Australian aviation and aerospace industries is heavily dependent on providing the youth of Australia with awareness and opportunity to become great leaders.  Each year, the AYAA hosts the Australian Youth Aerospace Forum (AYAF), a five-day live-in conference which provides students the opportunity to investigate careers and pathways in the aviation and aerospace industries.

Young Innovator Award

Proudly sponsored by TAE Aerospace

This award recognises an individual student, or student group, who demonstrate their ability to think outside the box, presenting different and innovative approaches to the aerospace field.

Attributes such as challenging the norm, thinking expansively, leveraging diverse resources and innovation will be considered by the judging panel.

Female Aerospace Scholarship

Proudly sponsored by Boeing Defence Australia

This scholarship is for a high achieving year 12 female student with a desire to further their aerospace education beyond high school in 2025.

Aeroskills Scholarship

Proudly sponsored by Boeing Defence Australia

This award is for a Year 12 student that demonstrates a keen interest in becoming an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME).

ATSI Empowerment Award

Proudly sponsored by Griffith Aviation in the School of Engineering and Built Environment

This award is for an outstanding student that identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and who has strong aspirations to commence university studies in 2024.  This award recognises a student’s enthusiasm, as well as their continued dedication to studies and will support them to achieve their full potential.

Teacher Excellence Award

Proudly sponsored by Boeing Defence Australia, GE Aerospace and Northrop Grumman Australia

This award recognises a teaching professional who demonstrates initiative in their approach to aerospace education and inspires others through their ongoing contributions to the learning outcomes of both students and colleagues.

Aerospace Gateway School of the Year Award

Proudly sponsored by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority

This award recognises an Aerospace Gateway to Industry School that demonstrates a commitment to aerospace education through their active involvement in program initiatives, creative contextualised learning opportunities for students and continuous exposure the aerospace career possibilities.