About AARC

Aviation Australia Riyadh College (AARC) provides world class aviation maintenance training and started operations in December 2014. AARC offers two main programs; General Authority of Civil Aviation for graduates who are seeking to work as aviation maintenance engineers; and the European Aviation Safety Agency Curriculum in Mechanical and Avionics delivered to students from the Royal Saudi Air Force.

Message from Dean 


Mr Colin Jameson


Masters of Business Administration (Griffith University, QLD, Australia)
Bachelor of Adult Vocational Education (Griffith University , QLD, Australia)
Certificate 4 Workplace Assessment and Training
Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (L.A.M.E- B1, B2, Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Australia)

Aviation Australia Riyadh College (AARC) is situated within the airport precinct at King Khaled international airport.

The college provides an employment focussed aviation training capability in partnership with the Colleges of Excellence (COE) and the Technical Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC).

AARC caters for the growing demand for work ready aviation graduates within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Training is conducted on campus at the TVTC, purpose-built aviation theory and practical training facility. AARC places an emphasis on students developing industry relevant knowledge, practical skills and professionalism.

Our objective is to ensure that throughout their basic training graduates develop an appropriate aviation safety culture with the work ethic and professional attitudes necessary to contribute positively to the aviation sector within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The AARC values of Safety, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork underpin this objective and our staff model these values to our students.

The Diploma

The first year consists of intensive English and Information Technology training, followed by two years of technical theory and practical training where students work on real and simulated aircraft, engines and components. Complying with industry standards the entire diploma is delivered in English.

Our Vision

AARC will be the leading civil and defense aviation training provider in the Gulf.

Our Mission

To supply the Gulf aviation sector with highly skilled, motivated and dependable graduates.