New Zealand Citizens who are looking to enter the Aviation Industry


Level 3 Certificate 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, this is a pre-requisite qualification for an apprenticeship with Air New Zealand or for entry into the higher Level 5 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.

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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, compact 36 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 a New Zealand Citizen over 17 years of age the first step is to enrol for a placement test, which are held in both Auckland and Christchurch through out the year. 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 36 week, New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) - Level 3.
Please check that you meet the following criteria before registering for this placement test. 

  • New Zealand Citizens must be over 17 years of age.
  • International Students can also apply: 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.

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.

Register Here

Courses & Qualifications

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 Aviation Institute's EASA approved course, and is a pre-requisite for a trainee-ship at Air New Zealand Engineering and Maintenance.

Find out more
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)