FIND YOUR AVIATION
CAREER PATH

Today’s modern student is technologically advanced and information resourceful but tends to lack exposure to mechanical equipment and practical skills using basic tools that are the basis on which a career as an aircraft engineer is built. Our training course is run over two years with students gaining qualifications on successful completion of each year.

Congratulations on taking your first step towards becoming an Aeronautical Technician.

To complete the full Aeronautical Technician Programme will take 24 months.

To be eligible for the Professional Airline Pilot Programme, you must:

  • At least 18 years old at course commencement.
  • English Language Proficiency
    • IELTS (Academic) score of 6 (no bands less than 5.5) for the Diploma Programme
    • IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5 (no bands less than 5.0) for the Recreational Programme
  • Immigration - All international students must hold a Student Visa to study in NZ. This can be obtained via www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/options/study upon receiving your Confirmation of Placement from Ardmore Flying School.
  • Medical - Students must obtain a Class 1 Medical. Please see the list of approved doctors in your area at CAA or discuss with our enrolment team.
  • Logbook of any previous flight training
  • Complete an interview with our recruitment team

For more detailed information please view our International Students page or contact Enrolments.

All fees paid in advance are placed in a government guaranteed trust in the students name and not directly into Ardmore. Ardmore Flying School then bills the student’s trust account for training after it has been completed. Contact us to find out more.


YOUR AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING CAREER PATHWAY

Aeronautical Technician Training Course

PROJECTS

The Year 1 workshop projects begin with making a simple plate designed to introduce students to hand tools, hand skills and accuracy. Subsequent projects introduce more tooling, equipment, new skills and closer tolerances. Where possible the projects involve making a tool that the student will be able to retain and use throughout their working career. The final aircraft sheet metal project will be making a tool box in which to keep all their tools.

THEORY

Along with the workshop aspect of the course, there is a substantial amount of classroom learning that introduces the knowledge related to and required for each project. Formal learning will be based around the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Textbook series FAA-8083, supplemented with a range of other source material. As well as attaining the formal Qualifications students will also sit a range of New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (NZCAA) Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) exams where the topic has been covered as part of the qualification and syllabus.

1Year 1 Qualification
New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering
(Pre-Employment Skills - Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-Employment Skills - Level 3)

Strategic purpose statement:

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the aeronautical engineering industry with graduates equipped with a comprehensive base of core Aeronautical Engineering skills and knowledge. This qualification is intended for learners who are planning to embark on a career in the aviation industry as an aeronautical engineer.

2Year 2 Qualification
New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering
(Workplace Introductory Skills - Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Workplace Introductory Skills - Level 4)

The Year 2 qualification is composed of generic aircraft systems knowledge to a greater depth as well as undertaking related maintenance tasks.

Strategic purpose statement:

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the aeronautical engineering industry with graduates who are able to enter the workforce in a variety of aeronautical engineering work roles, or progress to further training. The qualification is intended for learners who are planning to embark on a career as an aeronautical engineer.

New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (NZCAA) Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) licence examination subjects:

  • Aero Science- Maths and Physics Subject 1A (reference AC66-2.1A)
  • Aero Science- Electrical Fundamentals Subject 1B (reference AC66-2.1B)
  • Aircraft Engineering Knowledge Subject 2 (reference AC66-2.2)
  • Aircraft Materials Subject 3 (reference AC66-2.3)
  • Aeroplanes 1 Subject 4 (reference AC66-2.4)
  • Piston Engines Subject 7 (reference AC66-2.7)
  • Compass Compensation Subject 16 (reference AC66-2.16)
  • Human Factors Subject 17 (reference AC66-2.17)

ABOUT THE RIGHT FLIGHT TRAINING PATH FOR YOU