So, you've decided to become an aircraft maintenance engineer?
Whether you're a New Zealander looking to join the industry locally or an international student wanting to learn your trade from airline professionals, the Aviation Institute's integrated and internationally recognised aircraft maintenance programme is a great place to start.
Students begin by studying a Level 3 Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering, this is a pre-requisite qualification for a traineeship with Air New Zealand, and most other Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul companies (MRO's) in New Zealand
Specifically targeted at International Students, we also provide our EASA Part 147 Approved Basic Training Course (B1.1 or B2), which provides the curriculum and examinations required to hold an EASA aircraft maintenance engineers licence.
Students wishing to complete the EASA Basic course must have completed the Level 3 certificate with us, or have completed an acceptable alternative with our approval.
Graduates of the full two-year programme are also awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) - Level 5 - Mechanical strand or Avionics Strand.
Further study pathways to degree level are available for graduates of the Diploma.
Our Auckland Campus shares a space with Air New Zealand's largest training facility. Pre-employment Engineering students mix with experienced engineers, cabin crew and customer service staff from Air New Zealand and other airlines from around the world. Currently, only the New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) - Level 3 is offered at this campus
A purpose built, modern facility. Christchurch Campus is where the majority of our Pre-Employment engineering training is carried out for both Domestic and International Students. Situated right on Christchurch International Airport, students are constantly motivated through watching the aviation industry in action, literally right outside their doorstep. The Christchurch campus offers both the New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-Employment Skills) - Level 3, and the New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) - Level 5.