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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Aviation (Aeroplane and Helicopter) with strands in General Aviation (Aeroplane), General Aviation (Helicopter), and Agriculture (Aeroplane and Helicopter)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 5
Credits 200 - 240
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Aerospace Engineering and Technology » Aircraft Operation
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the General Aviation and Agriculture sectors of the NZ Aviation Industry with individuals who have attained sufficient operational and theoretical knowledge and practical skills to achieve employment as commercial pilots or associated support staff in flight planning and aircraft operations. Graduates will qualify to operate as commercial pilots under the appropriate NZ Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) rules for General Aviation and Agricultural Aviation and Aerial Application.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and appropriate application of the CAANZ Commercial Pilot License theory subjects for aeroplanes or helicopters. Safely fly a single or multi-engined aircraft engaged in tourism, sport, air taxi/ambulance flights and other general aviation activity or the aerial application of chemicals, poisons or fertilisers as the pilot-in-command or as the co-pilot. Comply with current national aeronautical regulations and laws, use aeronautical charts and navigation instruments to exercise the privileges granted to a CAANZ licensed Commercial Pilot. Maintain safe operating conditions for all geographical areas and flying conditions encountered in New Zealand. Communicate effectively with air traffic control services, co-pilot and passengers during normal aircraft operations and in response to 'unexpected events' occurring during flight or on the ground. Apply knowledge of human behaviour and performance to ensure effective cockpit and team dynamics.

Graduates of the General Aviation (Aeroplane) strand will also be able to:
- Aeroplane - Safely load and carry dangerous goods by air to maintain the safety and security of passengers and crew during flight. Independently or with another pilot prepare for, plan and fly a small single or multi-engined aircraft between one or more locations in Instrument Flight conditions during the day or at night. (Helicopter) Safely load and carry dangerous goods by air to maintain the safety and security of passengers and crew during flight. Independently or with another pilot prepare for, plan and fly a small single engined aircraft between one or more locations during the day or at night.

Graduates of the General Aviation (Helicopter) strand will also be able to:
- Safely load and carry dangerous goods by air to maintain the safety and security of passengers and crew during flight. Independently or with another pilot prepare for, plan and fly a small single engined aircraft between one or more locations during the day or at night.

Graduates of the Agriculture (Aeroplane and Helicopter) strand will also be able to:
- Safely load and carry agrichemicals. Calibrate application equipment appropriately to minimise risks to human health and maintain personal safety when working with agrichemicals. Pilot aeroplanes or helicopters safely over farmlands or forests at very low altitudes to dust or spray fields with agrichemicals. Manage agrichemicals in accordance with the environmental impact and regulatory requirements HSNO Act and NZS 8409:2004 for use of agrichemicals.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the skills acquired by people previously awarded the National Certificate in Aviation (Private Pilot) with strands in Aeroplane and Helicopter [Ref: 1290]. On completion of this qualification graduates may progress to the New Zealand Diploma in Aviation (Aeroplane and Helicopter)(Airline Preparation) (Level 6), New Zealand Diploma in Aviation (Aeroplane and Helicopter) (Flight Instruction) (Level 6), or a university bachelor degree in aviation management.
Employment pathways
Holders of this qualification are able to work as commercial pilots of an aeroplane or helicopter engaged in general aviation under the relevant Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Rules or engage in Agricultural Aviation and Aerial Application under the relevant CAA Rules or in the associated support industries of flight planning and scheduling.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements of the Civil Aviation Act 1990 and the Civil Aviation Rules Part 61 Subpart E for a commercial pilot licence.
Candidates must meet the Industry and Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) approved student selection and entry process.
Education Organisation 15 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By ServiceIQ
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1706
Status Current
Created 2011-09-07 13:52:48.0
Last Reviewed 2014-02-13 14:09:02.0
Last Date For Entry 2019-12-31 00:00:00.0
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