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Monday July 16 2018

certificate in air traffic management (atm)

at the fore front of safe guarding air corridors

Air Transport and the demand for it is ever increasing. The growth in tourism and economic activities in Zambia, the sub-region, and indeed the whole world, makes air transport the safest and most reliable mode of transportation. This increase in aviation activities calls for professionalism in ensuring the safe operation of air traffic. The aviation industry therefore, needs competent Air Traffic Controllers trained in accordance with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Department of Civil Aviation (DCA)

The Curriculum and Advisory Committee endeavoured to include all modules whick make a controller efficient and effective. Knowledge of modules in Meteorology, Radio Navigation Aids, Air Traffic Management asserts the controller in his/her day-to-day execution of duties.

An Air Traffic COntroller is a manager from graduation time and therefore, other modules such as Aviation Law, Aviation Geography and Priciples of Flight are also included.

The programme aims at providing the Aviation industry in Zambia and abroad with well trained and professional Air Traffic Controllers. The Air Traffic Control and Management course should enable controllers to perform a wide range of duties in various units. These duties include the follwing:

  • Aerodrome Control
  • Approach Control
  • Area Control
  • RADAR control


Full Grade Twelve (12) Certificate with Credits in Five (5) subjects, which include Physics/Physical Science, Geography, Mathematics, and English language. Candidates need to be proven medically fit by qualified medical personnel.


A Certificate in in Air Traffic Management will be awarded by the Zambia Air Services Training Institute after successful completion of the Area Control Procedural course.


Students are assessed in Practicals - 60%, Continuous Assessment - 20%, Final Examinations - 60%. The total assessment marks being 100%.


The Air Traffic Control and Management course employees a number of teaching techniques and strategies, namely -Lectures, Videos and Area Control Procedural Simulation.


The duration of the course is Six (6) months from commencement date.

Why Study at ZASTI?

  • Sole Domestic Aviation Trainer

    ZASTI is the only Institution in the country offering the number of programmes under one management. In addition, ZASTI is strategically located near the Lusaka International Airport which makes it ideal for practical training.

  • Qualified, and Experienced Staff

    ZASTI has qualified teaching staff that have both technical and theoretical knowledge as well as practical experiences that enable them to deliver quality training and other civil aviation related services. Not only is the staff qualified and experienced but also committed and dedicated.

  • Infrastructure and Equipment

    ZASTI has core physical assets and equipment required to conduct aviation training. The Institute also offers hostel facilities for students at competitive and affordable fees.

  • Competent and Quality Management

    ZASTI has a team ofcompetent and quality management staff that is characterised by flexibility in decision-making and responsiveness to the needs and aspirations of its general work force. This has made it possible for members of staff to contribute to the effective management of the institution.

  • Industrial Harmony

    ZASTI has enjoyed a relatively peaceful working environment since the introduction of management boards. This has made it possible for academic calendars to be fulfilled within stipulated time and has built confidence from clients.

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