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NZ Diploma in Aviation - General Aviation (Level 5), Flight Instruction (Level 6), Airline Preparation (Level 6)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Diploma

Duration

General Aviation Strand - 76 weeks; Flight Instructor Strand - 84 weeks; Airline Preparation Strand - 88 weeks

Next start date

Expected Aug 2023

Campus

Nelson Aviation College

Summary

Diploma in Aviation - Aeroplane

There are three strands on offer at Nelson Aviation College for aeroplane training; Airline Preparation, Flight Instruction and General Aviation.

Airline Preparation Strand

This course is a Level 6, 298 credit qualification which is 88 weeks in duration. This course includes CPL theory and flight training, Single or Multi Engine Instrument Rating with GPS/VOR Endorsements, Basic Gas Turbine Theory, as well as the ATPL theory and Airline Integration Course. This course would ideally suit those students who wish to pursue a career as an Airline Pilot.

Flight Instructor Strand

This course is a Level 6, 268 credit qualification which is 84 weeks in duration. This course includes CPL theory and flight training, Single or Multi Engine Instrument Rating with GPS/VOR Endorsements, Basic Gas Turbine Theory, as well as a C Category Flight Instructor Rating. This course would ideally suit those students who wish to pursue a career as a Flight Instructor or as a pathway to build hours towards an Airline Career.

General Aviation Strand

This course is a Level 5, 241 credit qualification which is 76 weeks in duration. This course includes PPL Flight Training, CPL Theory and Flying, Single or Multi Engine Instrument Rating with GPS/VOR and ILS Endorsements, Multi Engine Type Rating, Aerobatics Rating, Basic Gas Turbine Theory and Dangerous Goods Theory. This course would ideally suit those students who wish to pursue a career in the General Aviation Industry or as a pathway to build hours towards an Airline Career.

Applications for the August course close on 30th March, and for the February intake, on 14th September, to allow enough time for the course selection process. Course selection for Diploma students is completed two times per year - mid April and early October.

Students are required to complete a Private Pilots Licence in addition to the NZ Diploma in Aviation - Flight Instruction & Airline Preparation (unless already completed).

Entry criteria

There are no academic entry requirements for a Private Pilot Licence Course. English as a second language students must have a minimum overall IELTS score of 5.5, and no subpart below 5.0 to hold a NZ CAA PPL licence.

Aviation Experience

Some experience of being around aircraft, or provides evidence of self-motivated efforts to educate themselves about aircraft and the profession of being a pilot.

Cognitive Capacity

  • NCEA Level 3 Certificate (completed in the final year of High School, Year 13 in New Zealand), or equivalent. For overseas equivalency please see the attached Academic Entry Requirement Guidelines under Undergraduate Degree, or,
  • A pass in all CAANZ PPL subjects

NZ Diploma in Aviation - Airline Preparation Strand (additional requirements for this Diploma only)

At least 14 Level 3 credits in an English-rich subject (English, History, Art, Geography, Biology, Classics, Art History, Journalism, Media Studies, Religious Studies, Physical Education), and at least 14 Level 3 credits in a numbers-orientated subject (Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, Accounting, Economics)

Appropriate Level of Health:

A CAANZ Medical Certificate Class 1. Applicants who are advised they have successfully completed the selection process must present their Class 1 medical to the flight training organisation before they commence training.

English Level

  • Achieved NCEA level 3 and has met New Zealand university entrance requirements; or,
  • Been awarded an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A-level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or,
  • Been awarded the CELTA or CertTESOL.

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