Helicopter Licences
NZQA Diploma

NZQA Approved – Diploma in Aviation (H).

North Shore Helicopter Training is the only Auckland based helicopter training organisation offering student loan opportunities for CPL students and NZQA certified helicopter Diploma Courses to levels 5+6 in New Zealand.

NZ Diploma in Aviation, Level 5 – Helicopter

At North Shore Helicopter Training (NSHT), you will gain your private and commercial pilot licences leading to the NZ Diploma in Aviation, Level 5 -Helicopter.

The course follows a well-established syllabus and sequence of instruction though a 68 week part-time training programme.

Pre Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum 18 years of age at CPL Flight Test date
  • Must have achieved NCEA level 2, PPL theory subjects or equivalent
  • Complete and pass a CAA Class 1 medical
  • Complete the Service IQ ADAPT pre-screening test
  • Meet the CAA “Fit and Proper Person” requirements
  • Pass our internal interview process

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff want to ensure that your training is both rewarding and highly enjoyable.

Most of us have been in exactly your position so we know it is a big commitment you are undertaking on many levels.

It is also important that YOU fully understand your commitments throughout the course before your start.

Together, we will help you complete the journey to becoming a professional helicopter pilot!

*Eligible students will be able to apply to Studylink for eligibility criteria www.feesfree.govt.nz to fund part of their course through the TEC student loan funding and allowances programme.

Detailed information can be found in our Information Brochure and we look forward to discussing with you in person once you’ve made the decision to get on board.

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Diploma in Aviation

NZQA Approved - Diploma in Aviation (H) from $15,000* upfront payment.

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Student Loans

The NZ Diploma in Aviation – The most affordable path to a Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence in New Zealand.

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Orbit Helicopters Ltd

North Shore Airport

300 Postman Rd, Dairy Flat

Auckland, New Zealand

Tel +64 (0)9 426 8748

Mob +64 (0)21 340 654


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