New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Maintenance Certification


Subject area

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering




2 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the aeronautical engineering industry with graduates who have attained sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills to certify aircraft maintenance.
The qualification covers the requirements of the subjects for the issue of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence (AMEL) (issued under Part 66 Rule of the Civil Aviation Act 1990) without rating privileges, with the individual strands recognising the specific categories and groups as defined in CAA Part 66, to achieve employment as licenced aircraft maintenance engineers.
This qualification is intended for experienced aeronautical engineers, who want to broaden their knowledge and skills, to enable them to certify aircraft maintenance work.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic: 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. Alternative: Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic Entry Requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry. English Language: If English is not the applicant's first language they will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart. Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact NMIT for an assessment. * IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in any subtest). Applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills. Other: Applicants must have access to a workplace or be able to supply evidence as to workplace experience in accordance with CAA AC66-1 subpart 66.53(a)(4); and must be living in New Zealand to be able to sit the online licence theory exams.

Detailed requirements

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2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$550 $1,100
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$4,950 $9,900
Total $5,500 $11,001

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 422 733
Phone: (03) 546 9175
Fax: (03) 546 3325

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