New Zealand Diploma in Air Traffic Services
Air Traffic Control
Total student fees
over 24 Weeks - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the air traffic services sector of the aviation industry with individuals who have advanced specialist knowledge and skills to operate as licenced and rated air traffic controllers.
Graduates will be qualified to operate as air traffic controllers within a specialist area, and will be accountable for the continuous decisions they make, under the appropriate Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) rules, and aligned with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulatory requirements for air traffic services.
Key Information for Students
To be admitted to this programme Learners will be selected by Airways and must meet the following criteria: * Be at least 20 years of age; and * New Zealand citizens or residents; and * Hold a current Civil Aviation Authority Class 3 medical certificate issued under CAR Part 67; and * Hold a flight radiotelephone operator rating; and * Be proficient to at least Level 4 (Operational) of the ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale, and * hold a valid NZCAA Air Traffic Trainee Licence. Have at least 5 hours experience on the flight deck of an aircraft in controlled airspace; and * Be able to evidence that they are already able to integrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of a professional Air Traffic Controller in a simulated variable, dynamic surveillance, or aerodrome environment to provide for safe air travel and be accountable for decisions made
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
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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