New Zealand Diploma in Aviation (Aeroplane and Helicopter)

International Aviation Academy of New Zealand Limited

Subject area

Aircraft Operation




2 Years

Total student fees


over 2 Years - details

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the Airline sectors and Flight Training Schools of the NZ Aviation Industry with individuals who have attained sufficient operational and theoretical knowledge and practical skills to achieve employment as commercial pilots or associated support staff in flight planning and aircraft operations in those fields.

Graduates will qualify to operate as commercial pilots under the appropriate NZ Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) rules for air transport operations (e.g. regional, domestic, charter or international airlines) and flight instruction.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements: To be eligible for entry to this programme, applicants must: be at least 18 years of age before the date of CPL flight examination or ATPL subject examinations. Successfully complete the ADAPT Trainee Pilot Pre-screening Test. Hold NCEA Level 3 or PPL Theory subjects or Equivalent. Hold an Aviation Class 1 medical certificate. Meet the Fit and Proper Person requirements of CAANZ and be competent in spoken English to meet CAANZ requirements. IN addition International students must be 18 years of age or over and have an IELTS score of 6 or higher. In addition to complete the ATPL and Airline Integration Course components with Air NZ, additional criteria will be applied at the Selection Point at the end of the Instrument rating training. The additional criteria will include limits on the number of reassessments required to date along with the following components: An interview to assess non-technical competencies, a simulator assessment to assess technical competencies, a review of the reference provided by the FTO at which the student has completed their ab-initio training, a team-working exercise to assess interpersonal skills.

Detailed requirements: See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees (what you pay) $40,376 $80,752
Government tuition subsidy (what the government pays) $16,227 $32,454
Total $56,603 $113,206

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success

Successful course completions 100%

National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $42,559
Earnings range $33,369 - $55,511
In employment 68%
In further study 23%
On a benefit 2%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (03) 358 0477
Fax: (03) 359 2621


Please note this qualification may not be available at all these locations. Please contact the provider for more information.


Harewood Aviation Park
25 Aviation Drive
Christchurch International Airport

West Melton

Weedons Ross Road
West Melton

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

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