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NZ Diploma in Aviation - General Aviation (Level 5), Flight Instruction (Level 6), Airline Preparation (Level 6)

Nelson Aviation College
Diploma / certificate
On campus
Motueka
English
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Program description

Diploma in Aviation - Aeroplane

There are three strands on offer at Nelson Aviation College for aeroplane training; Airline Preparation, Flight Instruction and General Aviation. In order for domestic students to receive Student Loan funding, students must enrol and complete one of the three strands. These diplomas are also available for International Students.

Airline Preparation Strand

This course is a Level 6, 298 credit qualification which is 88 weeks in duration. This course includes CPL theory and flight training, Multi Engine Instrument Rating with GPS/VOR Endorsements, Basic Gas Turbine Theory, as well as the ATPL theory and Airline Integration Course offered in conjunction with the Air New Zealand Aviation Institute School of Flight. This course would ideally suit those students who wish to pursue a career as an Airline Pilot.

Flight Instructor Strand

This course is a Level 6, 268 credit qualification which is 84 weeks in duration. This course includes CPL theory and flight training, Single or Multi Engine Instrument Rating with GPS/VOR Endorsements, Basic Gas Turbine Theory, as well as a C Category Flight Instructor Rating. This course would ideally suit those students who wish to pursue a career as a Flight Instructor or as a pathway to build hours towards an Airline Career.

General Aviation Strand

This course is a Level 5, 241 credit qualification which is 76 weeks in duration. This course includes PPL Flight Training, CPL Theory and Flying, Single or Multi Engine Instrument Rating with GPS/VOR and ILS Endorsements, Multi Engine Type Rating, Aerobatics Rating, Basic Gas Turbine Theory and Dangerous Goods Theory. This course would ideally suit those students who wish to pursue a career in the General Aviation Industry or as a pathway to build hours towards an Airline Career.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.


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Tuition fees

  • An IELTS overall score of 6.0, with no sub-part (reading, writing, listening, speaking) below 6.0 achieved within the preceding two years, or equivalent English Proficiency Outcome, or
  • National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 and NZ University Entrance, or

for an International Student from a country with a student visa approval rate of less than 80%:

  • Certificate in Teaching English to Adults (CELTA), or
  • Bachelor Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours Degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree, or Doctoral Degree with English as the language of instruction from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States.

for an International Student from a country with a student visa approval rate of 80% or more:

  • Any of the options above, or
  • Completion of all primary education and at least three years of secondary education (that is equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8 and within secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools using English as the language of instruction, or
  • Completion of at least five years of secondary education (that is equivalent of New Zealand years 9-13) at schools using English as the language of instruction

NZ Diploma in Aviation - Airline Preparation Strand (additional requirements for this Diploma only)

at least 14 Level 3 credits in an English-rich subject (English, History, Art, Geography, Biology, Classics, Art History, Journalism, Media Studies, Religious Studies, Physical Education), and at least 14 Level 3 credits in a numbers-orientated subject (Calculus, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Accounting, Economics)

About this institute

Nelson Aviation College was established at Motueka in 1978. We are a high profile training organisation with consistently high pass rates, giving us a highly regarded reputation worldwide. Pilot trainees from over 24 countries have attended the College. During recent years,...


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