This course is available
Level of Study
Graduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
Specialise in Flight Instruction for your Graduate Diploma in Aviation at Massey
This 120-credit qualification acknowledges and recognises that having significant aviation experience has real value.
You may have an interest in working as a flight instructor. Or you are already working as a commercial pilot but want to share your experience with a new generation of budding pilots. If so, and you wish to gain your ‘C’ Category Flight instructor rating within a University framework, the Graduate Diploma in Aviation (Flight Instruction) is for you.
Share your passion for flying with the next generation.
Massey University is the only place in New Zealand where you can train to become a flight instructor and gain a University diploma at the same time.
The Graduate Diploma in Aviation (Flight Instruction) draws on existing courses from the Bachelor of Aviation and the Bachelor of Aviation Management programmes giving an insight into the full undergraduate degree.
Topics covered include:
Flight Instruction Foundation Fundamentals
Introduction to Aerobatic Principles
Flight Instruction Human Factors
Flight Instruction Fundamentals 1
Two courses from the Schedule of the Bachelor of Aviation Management
After completing this qualification, you will have not only your ‘C’ Category Flight instructor rating but you could progress to complete the full Bachelor of Aviation Management degree.
A Graduate Diploma in Aviation in Flight Instruction is a good fit if you:
already hold a commercial pilot’s licence but wish to gain a flight instructor rating
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
This programme is a selected entry qualification. This means there are extra requirements you must meet.
To enter the Graduate Diploma in Aviation (Flight Instruction) you will:
have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, or
have demonstrated equivalent practical, professional and/or scholarly experience
hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) - Aeroplane (A)
hold a Class One medical certificate recognised by the CAA NZ
meet appropriate pilot aptitude selection criteria.
You will provide a copy of:
your CV including academic and work history
a copy of your Commercial Pilot's Licence. You can upload an electronic copy of this document, but please also supply a verified hard copy to the University
a copy of your NZCAA Class One Medical Certificate. You can upload an electronic copy with your enrolment.
You will need to attend an interview.
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