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NZQA Diploma in Aviation - Level 5 (H)

North Shore Helicopter Training is the only Auckland based helicopter training organisation that offers the New Zealand Diploma of Aviation - Level 5 (Helicopter). As part of this qualification, you will gain your Private Pilot Licence and Commercial Pilot Licence. As this course is approved by NZQA, you may be eligible for a student loan and $12,000 through Fees Free.

The course follows a well-established syllabus and sequence of instruction though a 68 week 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!

NZQA Diploma in Aviation - Level 6 (H)

Become a flight instructor through the NZQA Diploma in Aviation - Level 6 (Helicopter).


Get in touch to find out more.