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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Applied Skills) (Level 4) with strands in Aeronautical Composites, Aeronautical Non Destructive Testing, Aircraft Mechanical, Aircraft Powerplant, Aircraft Structures, Armament, Avionic Electrical Repair, Avionic Instrument Repair, Avionic Radio Repair, Avionic Maintenance, and Rotorcraft
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 210
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Aerospace Engineering and Technology » Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the aeronautical engineering industry with a trade level qualification. Graduates will have the ability to undertake maintenance, overhauls and repairs to aircraft, aircraft systems, and aircraft components or equipment in accordance with the requirements of the New Zealand Defence Force Airworthiness Policy, or Part 43 and/or Part 145 of the Civil Aviation Rules 1990.

This qualification is intended for learners who are planning to pursue a career in the aviation industry as an aeronautical engineer with specialist applied skills competency.

The aeronautical engineering sector of the aviation industry will benefit through employment of staff capable of working effectively to complete a wide range of essential aeronautical engineering applied tasks according to their specialisations.

The qualification is stranded to enable candidates to select a strand to suit their chosen career path or employer needs
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Complete aircraft maintenance integrating the fundamental principles of aircraft construction and maintenance in an aeronautical engineering workplace

Graduates of the Aeronautical Composites strand will also be able to:
- Complete aeronautical composite fabrication and repair tasks by integrating specialised technical knowledge, skills and maintenance practices to meet international aviation standards

Graduates of the Aeronautical Non Destructive Testing strand will also be able to:
- Complete aeronautical Non Destructive Testing inspections using various methods by integrating specialised technical knowledge, skills and maintenance practices to meet international aviation standards

Graduates of the Aircraft Mechanical strand will also be able to:
- Complete aircraft mechanical maintenance and repair tasks by integrating specialised technical knowledge, skills and maintenance practices to meet international aviation standards

Graduates of the Aircraft Powerplant strand will also be able to:
- Maintain and repair aircraft powerplant by integrating specialised technical knowledge, skills and maintenance practices to meet international aviation standards

Graduates of the Aircraft Structures strand will also be able to:
- Manufacture and repair aircraft structures by integrating specialised technical knowledge, skills and maintenance practices to meet international aviation standards

Graduates of the Armament strand will also be able to:
- Repair and maintain aircraft armaments by integrating specialised technical knowledge, skills and maintenance practices to meet international aviation standards

Graduates of the Avionic Electrical Repair strand will also be able to:
- Complete avionic electrical repairs by integrating specialised technical knowledge, skills and maintenance practices to meet international aviation standards

Graduates of the Avionic Instrument Repair strand will also be able to:
- Repair avionic instruments by integrating specialised technical knowledge, skills and maintenance practices to meet international aviation standards

Graduates of the Avionic Radio Repair strand will also be able to:
- Complete avionic radio repairs by integrating specialised technical knowledge, skills and maintenance practices to meet international aviation standards

Graduates of the Avionic Maintenance strand will also be able to:
- Maintain avionics by integrating specialised technical knowledge, skills and maintenance practices to meet international aviation standards

Graduates of the Rotorcraft strand will also be able to:
- Maintain and repair rotorcraft by integrating specialised technical knowledge, skills and maintenance practices to meet international aviation standards
Education pathways
This qualification is recognised as the predominant trades level qualification for the industry and can provide a pathway to other training opportunities, both off job and on job, in Aeronautical Engineering.

Pathway qualifications include:
* New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Maintenance Certification (Level 6) with strands in Aeroplane, Rotorcraft, Powerplant Piston, Powerplant Turbine, Electrical, Instrument, and Radio [Ref: 2907]
Entry Requirements Not available
Education Organisation ServiceIQ
Developed By ServiceIQ
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2909
Status Current
Created November 2015
Next Review December 2020

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