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

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Level of study:
Tuition fees:
36 training weeks, normally...
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Start date: To be confirmed
Christchurch Learning Base
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A 36 week introduction to a career in aircraft maintenance. This Certificate is also the first 36 weeks of the Aviation Institute's EASA approved course, and is a pre-requisite for a trainee-ship at Air New Zealand Engineering and Maintenance.

Module Structure


  • PE3201 Induction
  • PE3202 Safe Working Practices
  • PE3203 Theory of Flight and Introduction to Aircraft Systems
  • PE3204 Maintenance Fundamentals, Publications and Drawings
  • PE3205 Tools and Equipment
  • PE3206 Direct Current (DC) Theory
  • PE3207 Electrical Practical
  • PE3208 Mechanical Systems
  • PE3209 DC Systems
  • PE3210 Inspection Techniques
  • PE3211 Maintenance Practices
  • PE3212 Structures
  • PE3213 Alternating Current (AC) Theory
  • PE3214 Reciprocating Engines
  • PE3215 Component Overhaul
  • PE3216 AC Systems
  • PE3217 Gas Turbine Engines
  • PE3218 Aviation Law, Quality and Procedures
  • PE3219 Avionic Systems
  • PE3220 Composites
  • PE3221 Human Factors
  • PE3222 Aircraft Inspection, Servicing and Handlin


Full time study option only. Theory classroom lectures mixed with practical training in aviation workshops and hangar supported by industry visits to operational aircraft maintenance facilities.

Entry criteria

Pre Requisite:

  • 18 years of age
  • Placement Test
  • English language level of IELTS 5.5, with no band lower than 5.0, or approved equivalent.


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