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Tuesday, 9 May 1972
Page: 1496

Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

(1)   What forms of cadetship, if any, have been made available in recent years by the Australian Airlines Commission to young men and women who have recently completed their schooling and intend going on to a university, a college of advanced education, a technical college or similar educational institution.

(2)   What forms of cadetship have been made available this year by the Australian Airlines Commission.

Senator COTTON The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1)   A cadet training scheme has been in opera- tion in the Australian National Airlines Commission since 1964. It is open to young men of Matriculation standard and covers rotational training in the Operational, Commercial, Financial, Supply and Personnel divisions. Cadets are generally appointed at the age of 18 years and their appointment is subject to their agreement to continue approved educational courses at various educational institutions for which they are reimbursed on obtaining the necessary passes.

(2)   Eight new cadetships in the above category were approved this year.

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