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Qualification Title National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Specialist Support) with optional strands in Aeronautical Composites; Aeronautical Electroplating; Aeronautical Machining; Aeronautical Non Destructive Testing; Aircraft Furnishings and Equipment; Aircraft Mechanical; Aircraft Painting; Aircraft Powerplant; Aircraft Structures; Armament; Avionics; and Rotorcraft
Qualification Type National Certificate
Level 4
Credits 105
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Aerospace Engineering and Technology » Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • Engineering and Technology » Aeronautical Engineering
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification incorporates eight compulsory core unit standards common to the award of the National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering with strands in Aeronautical Non Destructive Testing, Armament, Avionic Electrical Repair, Avionic Instrument Repair, Avionic Maintenance, Avionic Radio Repair, Aircraft Mechanical, Aircraft Powerplant, Rotorcraft, and Aircraft Structures [Ref: 0192], the National Certificate in Aircraft Servicing [Ref: 0171], and the National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Related Technology) [Ref: 0381], and is another step on the pathway for people interested in a career in aeronautical engineering.

The certificate is intended for people who currently hold a National Certificate in a subfield other than aeronautical engineering, or equivalent, for example general engineering, or allied trades, and who are using the skills contained in that qualification in the aeronautical engineering industry.

People who achieve this qualification have the ability to undertake a range of aeronautical engineering specialist support tasks of a limited nature in accordance with the requirements of Part 43 and/or Part 145 of the Civil Aviation Rules 1990. The general qualification covers broad knowledge and skills relevant across all sectors of the aeronautical engineering industry, and is particularly useful within the broad spectrum of the General Aviation sector. The optional strands embedded in the qualification recognise the specialised knowledge and skill in the sector chosen.

There are two paths in this qualification to achieve the required total of 105 credits.

a A general aeronautical engineering (specialist support) qualification, where 105 credits are required, with 55 credits coming from the compulsory unit standards, and the remaining 50 credits coming from the specified domains in the subfield Aeronautical Engineering, resulting in award of the National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Specialist Support) [Ref: 0191]; or

b A specialised general engineering (specialist support) qualification, with 55 credits coming from the compulsory unit standards, and the remaining 50 credits coming from the domain or domains appropriate to one of the strands, resulting in, for example, award of the National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Specialist Support) with the optional Aircraft Mechanical strand [Ref: 0191].

The structure of the qualification allows trainees and employers the flexibility to tailor programmes to meet individual or employer skill needs that reflect the diverse roles in the aeronautical engineering industry.
Entry Requirements Not available
Education Organisation No organisations currently offer this qualification.
Developed By ServiceIQ
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 0191
Status Expiring
Created July 1996
Last Reviewed October 2015
Last Date For Entry December 2017
Expires December 2020
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