New Zealand Diploma in Air Traffic Services

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Air Traffic Control


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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

In order to meet all of the outcomes of the graduate profile, a programme of study leading to the award of this qualification can only be offered through the holder of an air traffic service organisation certificate issued under CAA Part 172, where the certificate authorises the holder to conduct that training; or the holder of an aviation training organisation certificate issued under CAA Part 141, where the certificate authorises the holder to conduct that training.

Trainees must:
- Be at least 20 years of age
- Hold a Civil Aviation Authority Class Three Medical Certificate
- Hold proficiency to at least Level 4 (Operational) of the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale

Credit transfer and recognition of prior learning arrangements

ServiceIQ recognises prior learning achieved within both formal and informal settings. For full details, contact ServiceIQ, direct phone 0800 863 963, or by email -

Processes may include:
- recognition for people who have worked in industry for a period of time who have not had any formal recognition of their skills
- assisting people to upgrade previously gained qualifications
- credit for learning achieved in previously gained qualifications that aligns with outcomes in this qualification.

Accredited providers delivering programmes that lead to award of this qualification must transfer credit and recognise prior learning in accordance with their own credit recognition policies and procedures.

Credit transfer will be automatic where assessment standards are used for assessment within programmes of study or training leading to this qualification.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the air traffic services sector of the aviation industry with individuals who have attained sufficient operational and theoretical knowledge and practical skills to become a licenced flight service operator.
The qualification includes theoretical knowledge and practical operational skills, and is aligned with, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulatory requirements for air traffic services.

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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