About the Program
Melville Senior High School conducts one of only four Aviation Specialist programs in WA. Acceptance into the Aviation program is for six years from Years 7 to 12. The course caters for those seeking a career in aviation, science, engineering or other aviation-related pursuits. The course takes place in a purpose-built Aviation Centre within the school. When students aren’t learning in the Aviation Centre, they are in the skies above Perth participating in the flight program. As both Aviation Speciality teachers are qualified teachers, it means that learning is not limited to the traditional classroom setting. Melville Senior High School is currently the only school within Western Australia with two full-motion flight simulators, enhancing the school’s reputation as a leader within this field of study.
In keeping with the theme, the Future of Aviation, Melville Senior High School is the first 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 full licence qualification. This licence is offered at a heavily discounted price compared to other companies that conduct training which makes it affordable for all students.