New Zealand Diploma in Airport Operations


Subject area

Aircraft Operation


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Entry requirements

This qualification is intended for airport employees or New Zealand Defence Force personnel only, as airside assessment opportunities are restricted to those persons holding an Airport Identity Card issued by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority under the sponsorship of an airport employer, or members of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) under the authority of the relevant NZDF Policy.

To achieve this qualification trainees must at all times comply with aviation regulations and security rules applicable to airports.

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 knowledge and skills to carry out specialist supervisory, management, regulatory compliance, and enforcement roles at an airport.
They will have broad operational and technical skills, combined with the specialised aviation knowledge required for operating as a manager with skills suited to leadership in the specialised field of airport operations within the highly regulated, safety and service dominated aviation industry.
Their applied skills and knowledge will require taking full responsibility for the nature, quantity and quality of outcomes, and they may also have some responsibility for the management and 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 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Scholarship

Provided by:

Gisborne District Council - PA to Mayor




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Ikawai Community Scholarship

Provided by:

Waimate Accountants - Ikawai Community Scholarship Fund C/-


Varies, could be up to $5000

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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