Compass Compensation Training Scheme
Level 6

Compass Compensation Training Scheme

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    8 January 2024
    3 April 2024
    1 July 2024
    7 October 2024
  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2024: $46 plus $20 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Online programme.

Develop and apply the knowledge of compass compensation.

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This is a stand-alone Training Scheme and like the others, can be studied flexibly, online and independently while working as an aircraft maintenance engineer. This will allow you to continue full-time employment while working towards completing your CAA examinations – a compulsory requirement for licensing. 

This course helps to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to construct, install and maintain compass systems within aircraft.

NZQA Unit standard 20903 will be awarded after the successful completion of the AMEL Compass Compensation Exam 16.

You will cover:

  • Theory of Magnetism
  • Terrestrial Magnetism
  • Aircraft Magnetism
  • The Compass Base
  • Direct Reading Magnetic Compasses
  • Theory of Compass Compensation
  • Direct reading Compass compensation
  • Direct Reading Compass Compensation Procedures
  • Remote Reading Compass Systems









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