China Southern West Australian Flying College (CSWAFC) is one of Australia's most productive Ab Initio Flight colleges. Operating out of Jandakot and Merredin Airports' Western Australia, CSWAFC trains student pilots for China's largest airline, China Southern. Together with our partnership with CAE Global, we strive to provide high quality instruction to our students whilst adhering to outstanding levels of commitment to safety, professionalism and employee development.

The Base Manager in Merredin is responsible for providing local leadership to all staff, acting as a liaison between the Airport bases and ensuring conformance and compliance with regulatory and College requirements.  The role works closely with the Airport Manager, the Admin Officer, the Senior LAME and the Training Managers.


·         To regularly liaise with the GM regarding staffing and base issues;

·         To provide leadership, guidance and assistance to all staff members in Merredin;

·         To monitor, review, report and improve on student and instructor performance including productivity and career or training progress;

·         To liaise with the Upper Management Team regarding their responsibilities in Merredin and where assistance is required;

·         To attend Upper Management meetings, when available;

·         To attend Safety Committee meetings, when available;

·         To monitor and report on the state of facilities at Merredin;

·         To promote safe practices at all times;

·         To hold regular meeting with the relevant Managers in Merredin;

·         To coordinate and make arrangements for local events in the Merredin community, where appropriate;

·         To carry out all other reasonable duties, relevant to the position, as assigned by Management


·         Must have a flying background and flying experience in order to instruct as required;

·         A high degree of aviation knowledge and expertise;

·         Experience in a management or senior leadership role;

·         Proven experience of leading and managing a team;

·         Excellent customer service skills with the ability to solve problems in a collaborative, practical and time efficient manner;

·         Excellent time management skills with the ability to plan and organise your workload effectively;

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

·         A high level of proficiency in the use of computers including Word, Outlook and Excel.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume including a cover letter explaining how you meet the selection criteria to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.