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Greg Barber

Vacancy: ATC Training Mentor

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VATPAC is seeking potential candidates to join the ATC Training team as a Mentor(s). 

Mentors are an essential part of the ATC Training and Assessment process.  Not only do they assist online controllers build and improve their skills, a Mentor spends a couple of hours with every ATC student to help put their theory skills into practice, prior to undertaking their practical exam.  Mentors who show commitment to the process and a willingness to learn themselves, also progress to become VATPAC Instructors and go on to perform the practical assessments that grant new ratings to controllers.

If you would like to become part of a dynamic team, training and guiding our upcoming controllers, please see below.


Trainee Mentor

Responsible to:

  • Director ATC Training & Standards
  • Manager ATC Training & Assessment
  • Manager ATC Standards


  • Contribute to the ongoing activities of the ATC Training Team by remaining active in conducting mentoring duties as part of the normal ATC rating progression of VATPAC members.
  • Provide advice and training support to VATPAC members performing ATC in accordance with the VATPAC ATC Training Syllabus (Academy).
  • Maintain an online and visible presence to the membership with a minimum of 10 hours per month logged on the VATSIM Network inclusive of a minimum of 5 hours actively engaged mentoring or assisting ATC students.


Essential Criteria:

  • Be a member of the Asia Pacific region of VATSIM for a period longer than 12 months.
  • Be a member of good standing in VATSIM for more than two years at the time of application.
  • Be rated on VATSIM to no less than Enroute Controller level (C1).
  • Have good knowledge of the VATSIM Code of Conduct and Code of Regulations.
  • Demonstrate an intimate knowledge of the VATPAC ATC Academy syllabus.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability in the use of a VATSIM Approved Controller Client Software, including simulation and training features of such software.
  • Be able to work well within a voluntary team organisation.
  • Possess the ability to work with new members in a constructive and respectful manor. 


Desirable Criteria:

  • Have experience in a training role involving mature study methods and learning styles.
  • Be rated on VATSIM to a level of Senior Controller.
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of real life Air Traffic Services and an appreciation of how those services and regulations apply to online activities.
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the concepts of competency based training and assessment.


Members interested in being considered for the role should send your application, addressing the selection criteria listed above, via email to [email protected]. If you have expressed interest before, I ask you to please send in your application again. 



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