School of Engineering

for professionals of the industry

The School of Engineering's professional programmes are offered from all 3 Aviation Institute campuses and customer locations globally. Its more frequently run type rating courses are multi-regulator approved and delivered in paperless classrooms with integrated maintenance training software providing a world-class learning environment. 

The School of Engineering is the primary training provider for Air New Zealand Engineering & Maintenance and supports this division with an extensive range of courses for apprentice programmes, recurrent training, maintenance practices, specific type related courses and human factors. Use the search function below to search our database of aircraft maintenance courses. 

Aircraft maintenance engineers are welcome to enrol into our open courses being held in New Zealand or to request a customer specific course be scheduled at their own location. 

Who are our customers?
Our biggest and core customer is Air New Zealand Engineering and Maintenance who we support across New Zealand and at line stations around the world. 

Airline and MRO customers seek out training courses when their inhouse capability is unable to provide. The most common requests are for type and familiarisation courses or human factors training.

Individuals already in the industry regularly enrol in our scheduled courses in New Zealand and attend alongside Air New Zealand's own staff. 

Use the search function below to explore our courses for aviation professionals. 
Type Capability
  • ATR 42/72-500/600 / PW127
  • A320 / V2500
  • B737-300/400/500 / CFM56-3
  • B737-600/700/600 / CFM56-7
  • B747-400 / RB211 & CF6-80
  • B767-200/300 / CF6-80A2/C2
  • B777-200/300 / Trent 800 / GE90
  • B787-9 / Trent 1000
  • Bombardier Q300 / PW123
Type Rating Approvals
The Aviation Institute's type rating courses are approved by the following regulatory authorities.

Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
APEIR

All types


Civil Aviation Safety Authority
B1/B2

ATR42/72-500/600 
A320 / V2500 

European Aviation Safety Agency
147.0048 B1/B2

ATR42/72-500/600
A320 / V2500
B777-200 / Trent 800

Search for professional aircraft maintenance courses.

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Location

Seats available

Start

End

Description

Course

Placement Test 25/10/2017 Christchurch

Location

Christchurch

Seats available

15

Start

25/10/2017

End

25/10/2017

Description

For entry into NZ Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) Level 3, or NZ Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) Level 5 / EASA. Time: 10am - 2pm Fee: Nil

Course

PE4504 Structural Repair and Maintenance

Location

Christchurch

Seats available

1

Start

30/10/2017

End

23/11/2017

Description

At the completion of this course participants will be able to repair, maintain and modify aircraft metal structures to meet the requirements of NZQA Unit Standards 4070 and 4075.

Course

Placement Test 08/11/2017 Auckland

Location

Auckland

Seats available

17

Start

8/11/2017

End

8/11/2017

Description

For entry into NZ Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) Level 3, or NZ Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) Level 5 / EASA. Time: 10:00-14:00 Fee: Nil.

Course

Placement Test 09/11/2017 Christchurch

Location

Christchurch

Seats available

23

Start

9/11/2017

End

9/11/2017

Description

For entry into NZ Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) Level 3, or NZ Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) Level 5 / EASA. Time: 10am - 2pm Fee: Nil

Course

PE4509 Aircraft Electrical Systems

Location

Auckland

Seats available

3

Start

20/11/2017

End

1/12/2017

Description

Course

PE4512 Metal Forming and Composite Awareness

Location

Christchurch

Seats available

3

Start

27/11/2017

End

13/12/2017

Description

To provide the knowledge and skills required to form sheet metal to meet NZQA Unit Standards 4033 and 4081. To provide an awareness of aviation composites and associated standard practices for their identification, handling, basic inspection and storage.

Course

Placement Test 12/12/2017 Auckland

Location

Auckland

Seats available

17

Start

12/12/2017

End

12/12/2017

Description

For entry into NZ Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) Level 3, or NZ Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) Level 5 / EASA. Time: 10am - 2pm Fee: Nil

Course

Placement Test 13/12/2017 Christchurch

Location

Christchurch

Seats available

24

Start

13/12/2017

End

13/12/2017

Description

For entry into NZ Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) Level 3, or NZ Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) Level 5 / EASA. Time: 10am - 2pm Fee: Nil

Course

A320 Introduction and Transition Course

Location

Auckland

Seats available

4

Start

8/01/2018

End

26/02/2018

Description

A320 Introduction course followed by airline A320 Transition course. Approved CAANZ. Pre-requisites: CAANZ or CASA CPL with 1000 hours including 400 hours multi-engine and multi-crew.

Course

PE18C1 NZ Cert in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) - L3

Location

Christchurch

Seats available

12

Start

29/01/2018

End

30/10/2018

Description

New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) - Level 3 Pre-Requisite: NZ or NZ PR, Aviation Institute Placement Test, 17 Years of age. 36 Training weeks. NZQA approved for students loans and allowances

Course

PE18A1 NZ Cert in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) - L3

Location

Auckland

Seats available

3

Start

7/02/2018

End

8/11/2018

Description

New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-employment Skills) - Level 3 Pre-Requisite: NZ or NZ PR, Aviation Institute Placement Test, 17 Years of age. 36 Training weeks. NZQA approved for students loans and allowances

Course

PE18C2 NZ Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (EASA 66/147 Approved B1.1/B2)

Location

Christchurch

Seats available

8

Start

26/02/2018

End

20/12/2019

Description

New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Related Technology) - Level 3 plus New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) - Level 5. EASA Approved 147/66 B1.1 or B2 Basic Aircraft Course. Course Fees - International Students NZD$62,100.00 (2 years). Additional course costs approx NZD$528.00. Pre-requisite: 18 years of age, Air NZ Placement Test and IELTS 5.5 English language or equivalent.

Course

PE18C3 NZ Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (EASA 66/147 Approved B1.1/B2)

Location

Christchurch

Seats available

16

Start

28/05/2018

End

24/04/2020

Description

New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Related Technology) - Level 3 plus New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) - Level 5. EASA Approved 147/66 B1.1 or B2 Basic Aircraft Course. Course Fees - International Students NZD$62,100.00 (2 years). Additional course costs approx NZD$528.00. Pre-requisite: 18 years of age, Air NZ Placement Test and IELTS 5.5 English language or equivalent.

Course

PE18C4 NZ Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (EASA 66/147 Approved B1.1/B2)

Location

Christchurch

Seats available

16

Start

24/09/2018

End

27/07/2020

Description

New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Related Technology) - Level 3 plus New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) - Level 5. EASA Approved 147/66 B1.1 or B2 Basic Aircraft Course. Course Fees - International Students NZD$62,100.00 (2 years). Additional course costs approx NZD$528.00. Pre-requisite: 18 years of age, Air NZ Placement Test and IELTS 5.5 English language or equivalent.

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)

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