New Zealand Diploma in Aviation

Otago Aviation Academy Ltd

Subject area

Aircraft Operation


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Entry requirements

Evidence of meeting CAA Regulatory requirements, which may include but is not limited to Civil Aviation Rules Part 1, Part 12, Part 61, Part 67, Part 71, Part 91, Part 92, Part 93, Part 119, Part 135, Part 125, Part 121, and Part 137.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the Flight Training providers and Airline sectors of the aviation industry with graduates who have attained sufficient operational and theoretical knowledge and practical skills to operate as commercial pilots and/or associated support staff in flight planning and aircraft operations.

This qualification is suitable for people seeking to gain a private pilot licence, commercial pilot licence, and either a flight instructor rating or airline transport pilot licence.

The qualification has three elective strands for pilots to specialise in aeroplane flight instruction, aeroplane airline preparation, or helicopter flight instruction.

Graduates will meet the eligibility requirements to operate as commercial pilots under the appropriate New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) rules for flight instruction or air transport operations such as regional, domestic, charter, or international airlines.

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

Phone: (03) 443 4005

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