The Academy's courses are designed to not only allow students to meet the requirements and skill level necessary for the relevant pilot licence, but also to meet the requirements of future employers.
Diploma in Aviation (General Aviation)
Diploma | Level 5 | 240 Credits
This NZQA approved qualification covers the syllabus requirements for the CPL MEIR program along with ATPL (Human Factors, Meteorology), Basic Gas Turbine, Dangerous goods course and Winter flying ground course.
Diploma in Aviation (Flight Instruction / Airline Preparation)
Diploma | Level 6 | 245 – 298 Credits
This NZQA approved qualification builds on the New Zealand Diploma in Aviation (General Aviation) with strands in Flight Instruction or Airline Preparation.
Commercial Pilot Licence / Instrument Rating (Multi Engine) (CPL MEIR)
Training Scheme | Level 5 | 236 Credits
NZQA approved for 59 weeks and based on 215 hours flight time, this course includes PPL. From start through to Commercial Pilot Licence and Multi Engine Instrument rating this programme is designed for the student whose primary goal is an airline career. Course costs include all theory, flight training, books, publications, licence fees, exam fees, and airways charges.
Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Practical & Theory
Training Scheme | Level 5 | 232 Credits
NZQA approved for 62 weeks, and based on 200 hours flight time and includes PPL. From start through to Commercial Pilot Licence, this programme is suitable for students interested in a career in scenic and agricultural operations. Course costs include all theory, flight training, books, publications, licence fees, exam fees and airways charges.
Private Pilot Licence / CPL Theory
NZQA Approved Qualifications:
- NZ Diploma in Aviation ‐ General Aviation (limited Student Loan funding available)
- NZ Diploma in Aviation ‐ Airline Preparation (limited Student Loan funding available)
- NZ Diploma in Aviation ‐ Flight Instruction (limited Student Loan funding available)
The NZ Diplomas in Airline Preparation and Flight Instruction have a selection process. Students apply for
entry for these in the second year of the Diploma in General Aviation.
NZQA Approved Training Schemes:
- Private Pilot Licence (PPL) – Theory papers available, on‐line or face to face
- Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
- Instrument Rating (MEIR)
- Instructors Rating Course
Private Pilot's Licence
Training Scheme | Level 4 | 56 Credits
This NZQA approved course includes six theory papers and 55 hours flight time over 22 weeks. The course is suitable for students interested in flying for recreational use and is available to self-funded domestic students and all International students. International students applying for this course require a Student Visa and suitable insurance.
Training Scheme | Level 5 | 46 Credits
This NZQA approved course is based on 12 weeks of study and includes three theory papers (Law, Navigation and Navigation Aids), exams, practical flying and Instrument rating flith test.
Flight Instructor Rating
Training Scheme | Level 6 | 83 Credits
This NZQA approved course is based on 22 weeks of study and flight hour building. Costs for this elective include the air instruction components: Instructional Techniques Practical, Instructional Techniques Theory, Aerodynamics, Pre-Flight Briefings, exams and flight tests.
Airline Transport Pilot Theory Preparation
Training Scheme | Level 6 | 86 Credits
This 22 week NZQA approved theory course aims to prepare students adequately for the ATPL and Basic Gas Turbine knowledge exams. This course has been structured as per the syllabus stated in AC61-7 and AC61-10 provided by CAANZ.
Multi Crew Coordination Course & A320 Type Rating
IAANZ has forged strategic relationships in New Zealand and overseas to provide our students the best path to the Aviation Industry.
Courses at airline standards are delivered by airline pilots with decades of industry experience.
The A320 type rating is EASA, CAA Vietnam, DGCA India and DGCA Indonesia approved.
Course available from 19 July 2021. Please contact us for information on our monthly intakes (subject to numbers).