Diploma in Aviation

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We are proud to offer New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) certified Diploma Course Level 6.  This course, as well as conforming to Civil Aviation Authority pilot licenses, offer our students a nationally recognised qualification under the Ministry of Education quality framework.

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under section 249 of the Education Act 1989, and North Shore Aero Club is accredited to provide it under section 250 of the Act.

For detailed information, including entry criteria, application process, unit standard allocations, IELTS minimums, course costs, etc, please email office@nsac.co.nz

Some brief outlines of the course are listed below.



New Zealand Diploma in Aviation

The New Zealand Diploma in Aviation (aeroplane), level 6, was developed by ServiceIQ in close conjunction with the aviation industry and education authorities.

It was designed to address issues around the effectiveness and consistency of pilot training in New Zealand, by introducing a national standard that is well matched to the needs of aviation employers and students.

The new Diplomas are:

New Zealand Diploma in Aviation – Aeroplane (with strands in Flight Instruction Level 6)

Please note that all practical components within the unit standards for the Diploma aligns to relevant CAA Flight Test Standard Guides.

Application Process:

• Talk to training schools and ensure this is the right path.
• Sit the ADAPT Pilot Pre-screening Test at http://www.nzskillsconnect.co.nz/
• Start the medical, fit and proper person and PPL exam process if needed.
• Come in for a trial flight with an instructor, a one on one meeting with the CFI. Also needed on this day is PPL exam Results, medical, fit and proper person and C.V.
• Book in with NSAC for the pilot screening day (if appropriate).
• The pilot screening day consists of meeting staff, seeing the facilities and also the NSAC screening test, which involves aviation related theory and practical aspects.
• You apply to Study link for funding for the course to sit the course.
• Once confirmation is completed you will be formally inducted onto the course.

minimum age:

All applicants for the Certificate in Aviation must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for enrolment and 18 years of age to hold a CPL.

medical license:

In order to apply for the Diploma in Aviation you must hold a Class 1 NZ Aviation Medical.

• The medical requirements for a professional pilot are set by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority.
• The class 1 medical is an essential requirement to hold a CPL licence. For further information you may visit - www.caa.govt.nz/medical/medical_home.htm


educational requirements:

• Applicants must have achieved 12 credits or better at Level 2 NCEA (or equivalent) and have good passes in English, Maths and Science.
• Prior to enrolment all PPL exams must have been completed.
• A pilot aptitude conducted by NSAC must have been completed.

english:

• A good understanding of English is required. You must be able to read, speak and write in English.
• Where English is a second language a minimum level is IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. IELTS & TOEFL are the core skills programmes that offer training in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. They prepare students to take IELTS or TOEFL tests. Refer - http://www.newzealandeducated.com/cn/course/400/3019
• Pass the English Language Proficiency Test provided by ASL. https://caanz.aspeqexams.com/

fit and proper person checks:

CAA requires all pilots meet certain standards. The criteria for the fit and proper person test are:

• The applicant’s conviction record for transport safety offences.
• The applicant’s experience in the transport industry.
• The applicant’s knowledge of aviation regulatory requirements.
• The applicant’s history of compliance with transport safety regulatory requirements.
• The applicant’s history of physical or mental health or behavioural problems.

NSAC requires all applicants to provide information for this test and also a CV and one personal reference.

additional requirements:

• Must be a permanent NZ resident or hold a student study visa.
• Paid the applicable course fee, or have funds in place to meet course costs.
• Produce criminal record history from the Ministry of Justice.



Pilot Training Programmes


Our pilot training course is separated into three ‘stages’:

Stage 1:   NZ CAA Private Pilot Licence (A)

Stage 2:   NZ Diploma in Aviation – NZ CAA Commercial Pilot Licence (A)

Stage 3:   NZ Diploma in Aviation Level 6 – Flight Instruction Strand

As a NSAC student, you will be initially enrolled in the following training programme:

 

NZ Diploma in Aviation Level 6 – NZ CAA Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)

Entry Requirements:

• Class 1 Medical Certificate
• Compete enrolment and selection process

Training details:

• Obtain the required knowledge of and obtain an examination credit with passes in all 6 of the following theory subjects as per AC61-3:

Air Law – PPL
Meteorology – PPL
Aircraft Technical Knowledge – PPL
Flight Navigation – PPL
Human Factors – PPL
Flight Radio Telephony Operator (required rating)

• Complete the practical course and syllabus of flight training for a PPL (A).
• Complete ground and flight preparation for the PPL (A) Issue Flight Test, and meet all syllabus and eligibility requirements.
•Pass a PPL (A) Issue Flight Test.

 

NZ Diploma in Aviation Level 6 – NZ CAA Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)

Entry Requirements:

• Class 1 Medical Certificate
• NZ CAA PPL (A)
• Compete enrolment and selection process

Training details:

• Obtain the required knowledge of and obtain an examination credit with passes in all 6 of the following theory subjects as per AC61-5:

Air Law – CPL
Meteorology – CPL
General Aircraft Technical Knowledge – CPL
Principles of Flight and Aircraft Performance – CPL
Flight Navigation – CPL
Human Factors – CPL

• Complete the practical course and syllabus of flight training for a CPL (A).
• Complete ground and flight preparation for the CPL (A) Issue Flight Test, and meet all syllabus and eligibility requirements.
• Pass a CPL (A) Issue Flight Test

 

NZ Diploma in Aviation Level 6 – Flight Instruction Strand

Entry Requirements:

• Class 1 Medical Certificate
• NZ CAA CPL (A)
• Compete enrolment and selection process
• Have the unit standards from the Diploma in Aviation Level 5 or equivalent to be awarded

Duration: 84 weeks (20 Months)

Start date: To be advised

Training details:

• Obtain the required knowledge of and obtain an examination credit with passes in all 3 of the following theory subjects as per AC61-17:

Instrument Rating Law – IR
Navigation and Flight Planning – IR
Instruments and Navigation Aids – IR

• Complete the practical course and syllabus of flight training for a Single or Multi-Engine Instrument Rating.
• Complete ground and flight preparation for the Single or Multi-Engine Instrument Rating Issue Flight.
• Test, and meet all syllabus and eligibility requirements.
• Pass a Single or Multi-Engine Issue Flight Test.
• Complete an Instructional Techniques course.
• Complete an Instructor Rating ground course.
• Complete the practical course and syllabus of flight training for a Category C Flight Instructor Rating.
• Complete ground and flight preparation for the Category C Flight Instructor Rating Issue Flight Test, and meet all syllabus and eligibility requirements.
• Pass a Category C Instructor Rating Issue Flight Test.

 

Further Information

Note: Further information about the New Zealand Diploma in Aviation and Unit Standards and Credits, can be accessed via the following links:

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nzqf/search/viewQualification.do?selectedItemKey=1706

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nzqf/search/viewQualification.do?selectedItemKey=1707

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