Melville Senior High School conducts one of only four Aviation Specialist programs in WA. Founded in 1985, the program has grown a great deal over the years with enrolment numbers currently over 100. The program is taught by qualified teachers with industry experience, commercial pilot’s licences and an in house qualified flight instructor. The Aviation students also get the opportunity to fly drones and obtain a Drone Licence. Many former students have found employment in the aviation industry.
In keeping with the future of aviation Melville is the first school to conduct training for the qualification of Remote Pilots Licence (RePL) which allows students to pursue employment as a drone pilot. Training begins in year 9 and completes in year 10 with the licence qualification. This licence is heavily discounted compared to outside companies that conduct training which makes it affordable for all students.