How long is the programme?

This programme is 17 weeks. The classes run from Monday to Friday (there are no classes on public holidays) from 0830 – 1515. Currently there is no part time or correspondence courses available.

Where will the course be held?

The course is held at the Air New Zealand Aviation Institute located at 7-13 Rennie Drive, Airport Oaks, Auckland.

how many students in a class?

Up to 20 students. This ensures individual attention can be given to students.

will I have to study in the evenings?

Students are expected to dedicate 1-2 hours of extra study after class to consolidate their class learning and prepare for assessments.

Is the aviation institute on a bus route?

Visit to find out how you may use public transport to get to the Aviation Institute.

Is car parking available?

Off-street parking is available at a total cost of $300 for the duration of the course.

HOW MUch are the course fees?

2015 - Domestic Student NZD$4,240.00 International Student NZD$6,940.00

New Zealand law requires all PTEs to offer protection for student fees paid so that if the unexpected happens and we are unable to complete the course for you (due to closure, insolvency or course cancellation) any fees owing to you are repaid to you.  We have chosen Public Trust to act as the independent trustee.  As soon as your fees are deposited with Public Trust - you are protected.  You will be provided with an acknowledgement form on your first day of your course.

What is included in the fees?

The course fees include GST and all course related costs including educational trips.

National Certificates (Tourism and Aviation Core Skills Level 3) issued by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority are an additional $15.00 each, and can be applied for once all required Unit Standards have been achieved.

Can I apply for student loan and allowances?

The course is NZQA and TEC approved and Domestic students will be able to access student loans and allowances if they wish. Visit for more information and application process.

how do you get a place on a course?

To be considered you must successfully pass the Placement Test - you register for a Placement Test on this site, please follow this link to register.

Will this course better the chances of students for employment?

There is no guarantee of gaining employment with Air New Zealand or other industry employers at the completion of the course.  Throughout the course, students are introduced to key industry employers, gain valuable work experience within Air NZ & a recruitment workshop with the Air NZ Recruitment Team.   You will be advised on grooming requirements for various employers in the industry.

can i get a place on the course if i have a criminal record?

It depends on the nature of the conviction.  You would be expected to disclose any criminal conviction at the Placement Test stage.  Background checks are required for aviation roles due to security.  Many aviation employees are also subject to drug/alcohol testing before being offered a role and subsequent random testing. 

what about pre-existing medical conditions?

We are committed to equity of access and opportunity for students and staff.  For information about support that we can offer to students who have an impairment to help them participate fully in learning, please contact us.

 what about tattoos?

For many airlines, uniform policy states no visible tattoos whilst in the uniform.  This generally covers tattoos on the arms, shoulder, upper chest and lower legs.  It is important to be aware of this when making applications.


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