International & New Zealand Citizens who are looking to enter the Aviation Industry


EASA Part 147 Approved New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering

If you are a looking for higher education or a change into an exciting industry, you've come to the right place. The Air New Zealand Academy of Learning's integrated and internationally recognised aircraft maintenance programme is a great place to start.

Students begin by studying a NZQA approved, 36-week, Level 3 Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering. Then into the higher Level 5 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering. The Diploma incorporates the curriculum and examinations required to hold an EASA aircraft maintenance engineers licence. Further study pathways to degree level are available for graduates of the Diploma.

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What do we do?
Air New Zealand Academy of Learning provides world-class pre-employment training for people looking to enter the aviation industry. We leverage learnings and innovation from the Air New Zealand operational environment which transfer to our training programmes, ensuring they are best fit for industry.
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What will you do?
You will undertake an aviation specific, 82 week course that is designed to deliver high quality, hands on aviation training. You will train alongside industry professionals, in the same facilities with the same professional facilitators as Air New Zealand's own staff. Click on the button below to learn more about the course.
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Getting Started
If you are an international student over 18 years, with english language level of IELTS 5.5, with no band lower than 5.0, or approved equivalent. The first step is to enrol for an online placement test.

New Zealand Citizens can also apply, if you are over 17 years of age.

Once the placement test is completed, successful applicants will be invited to attend a panel interview with our academic administrators. Click on the button below to register for your placement test.

Registering for a Placement Test

Mandatory prerequisite - Placement Test

Registering for this placement test is the first step in your journing towards a successful enrolment in the 82 week, New Zealand Diploma and EASA Part 147 Approved Basic Training Course (B1.1 or B2).
Please check that you meet the following criteria before registering for this placement test. 

  • International Students: Must be over 18 years, with english language level of IELTS 5.5, with no band lower than 5.0, or approved equivalent.
  • New Zealand Citizens can also apply, if you are over 17 years of age.

Once the placement test is completed, successful applicants will be invited to attend a panel interview with our academic administrators. Click on the button below to register for your placement test now.

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Courses & Qualifications

EASA Part 147 Approved Basic Training Course (B1.1 or B2)
(International Students)

The Aviation Institute’s EASA 147 approved basic aircraft maintenance course is made up of two individual qualifications allowing students to complete them separately as resources or time allows, or as a single combined 2 year course.

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New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) - Level 3
(Domestic + International Students)

A 36 week introduction to a career in aircraft maintenance. This Certificate is also the first 36 weeks of the Academy of Learning's EASA approved course, and is a pre-requisite for a trainee-ship at Air New Zealand Engineering and Maintenance.

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The Aviation Institute holds the following regulatory approvals

Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand - Part 141, European Aviation Safety Agency - Part 147
Civil Aviation Safety Authority - Part 147 (Australia)