Air Law (Level 6)

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  • Locations and dates


    10 January 2022
    4 April 2022
    4 July 2022
    3 October 2022
  • Total credits


  • Fees


    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

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Online programme.

Apply knowledge of air law to the certification of aeronautical maintenance.

This is a stand-alone Training Scheme. The content is part of the New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Maintenance Certification. You can apply for the whole diploma or successfully complete each separate Training Scheme.

NMIT has been teaching aeronautical engineering maintenance for many years and is New Zealand's first approved NZCAA Part 147 Certified Maintenance Training Organisation.

Work towards gaining your NZ Civil Aviation Authority (NZ CAA) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Licence while working through this flexible learning programme. You'll be able to continue full-time employment while preparing for your NZ CAA exams – a compulsory requirement for licensing. The programme integrates theory with practical illustrations so you can correlate course information with your daily work experience.

You will cover:

  • Aviation terminology and abbreviations
  • Accident and incident reporting
  • Transition rules
  • Aeronautical parts and supplies
  • Certification of products and parts
  • Airworthiness directives and general maintenance rules
  • Aircraft registration and markings
  • Aircraft maintenance engineer licensing
  • Aircraft operator and maintenance organisation requirements

This Training Scheme is studied online so you can fit it around your work commitments. You should allow approximately 23 hours per week of self-directed learning per course.

Key information for students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements Learn more

All applicants must have completed recognised aircraft maintenance engineering training (at Level 4 or above), OR an equivalent recognised international qualification, OR Have relevant experience in the aeronautical engineering industry or allied trade. Other Requirements: Candidates must have aeronautical engineering experience in accordance with AC066-1 subpart 66.53(a)(4) and must be living in New Zealand. Work experience: Students studying on this programme must have access to a workplace, workplace experience or be able to supply evidence as to workplace experience. Computer literacy: Students planning to study this programme must be competent using a computer/mobile device. A sufficient level of computer literacy would include competent use of basic file management, email, internet, and word processing skills.

Detailed requirements
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Duration Learn more

42 Weeks

Tuition fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees Learn more $107 $107
Government tuition subsidy Learn more $2,742 $2,742
TOTAL Learn more $2,849 $2,849
Compulsory Student Services Fee
Student loan information Learn more StudyLink

Student success Learn more

Student success data is unavailable for this qualification.

National Graduate Outcomes Learn more

3 years after completion
Median earnings Learn more $42,559
Earnings range Learn more $33,369 - $55,511
In employment Learn more 68%
In further study Learn more 23%
On a benefit Learn more 2%

Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Learn more about Key Information for Students








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