New Zealand Certificate in Airport Operations

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Aircraft Operation


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the airports sector of the aviation industry with individuals who have attained sufficient operational skills and knowledge to provide safe, secure, and customer-friendly airport facilities, for domestic and/or international travellers.
They will have broad organisational and service skills, combined with specialised aviation knowledge required for operating in the highly regulated, safety, security and service dominated aviation industry.
The qualification is stranded to enable people to specialise in airport customer service, airport maintenance, airport safety, or aviation security, while developing a broad knowledge of the full range of airport operations. The strands have some degree of commonality to meet the diverse needs of airports across New Zealand.
Graduates will be able to work under broad guidance, and graduates of the Airport Maintenance and Airport Safety strands will have some responsibility for the performance of others.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Aerospace Engineering and Technology at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 863 693
Phone: 0800 863 693
Fax: (04) 817 5399

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