• CAAA will deliver a Sky Careers program to highlight aviation careers for women. (Shutterstock/Gorodenkoff)
    CAAA will deliver a Sky Careers program to highlight aviation careers for women. (Shutterstock/Gorodenkoff)

Western Australia's Civil Aviation Academy Australasia (CAAA) will lead a Sky Careers program for women after being selected as one of four successful companies chosen to deliver projects under the Federal Government's Women in the Aviation Industry Strategic Action Plan for 2023-24.

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King announced the four successful tenderers on International Women's Day earlier this month.

Women in Aviation International Australian Chapter, RMIT University and ThinkPlace Australia will also deliver programs.

"The Australian Government is continuing to invest in women’s futures in transport, working in partnership with our aviation sector to deliver new activities under the Women in the Aviation Industry Initiative," King said.

"There was a highly competitive tender process and four specialised suppliers have been selected to deliver projects that will help to shift the dial on diversity, inclusion and representation in Australia’s aviation industry ...

"I look forward to seeing these programs come to life, to make a real difference for girls and women in aviation."

CAAA CEO Sue-anne Munckton said her academy was ready and keen to deliver the Sky Careers program. 

"As a fervent advocate for diversity in aviation, I'm thrilled to lead Sky Careers, a new initiative showcasing aviation opportunities to students nationwide, especially in rural Western Australia (WA) and the Northern Territory (NT)," she said."Sky Careers aims to educate and inspire students from diverse backgrounds about the diverse opportunities that aviation offers. Our website will feature 20+ interviews with real women in aviation, providing insights into their journeys. We'll engage students through career expos and direct communication with school counselors."Our innovative roadshow will focus on rural WA and NT, allowing students to interact with women in aviation and explore various career paths beyond STEM roles."Sky Careers seeks to break stereotypes, promoting inclusivity and accessibility in aviation careers. I'm excited about its potential to inspire students and eager to collaborate with partners for its success."

Collectively, the four programs are worth $1.3 million, with a further $2.9 million on offer under the Women in the Aviation Industry Initiative until 30 June 2026.

comments powered by Disqus