Visit from Air New Zealand Aviation Institute May 2016

June 4, 2016

On 25 May 2016, the university was delighted to host a visit from John Ogilvie, Business Development Manager at Air New Zealand Aviation Institute.

The Institute has campuses across New Zealand including Christchurch and Auckland. It was established in 2011 but has built on 70 years of aviation training supply to its parent airline, Air New Zealand, a world-class international operator and two times ATW Airline of the Year (2010 and 2012). The Institute is also recognized by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), the New Zealand government crown entity tasked with providing leadership in assessment and qualifications.

Air New Zealand Aviation Institute teaches 11,000 students which consist of Air New Zealand and military staff and Maintenance, Repair and Operations personnel from Asia, Oceania and the Middle East. The Institute also teaches individuals from all over the world who wish to up-skill or enter the aviation industry.

The Institute offers a National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering designed for school leavers and those new to the aviation industry. Successful graduates of this certificate may then progress to the New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering which includes training towards the EASA maintenance licence in either the mechanical or avionic strand.

The purpose of this visit was to discuss the possibility of graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering to progress to the University of South Wales’s BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Top-Up).

John met with colleagues from our Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science and the International Office including Dr Daphne O’Doherty, Head of School of Engineering and Dr Lisa Davies , International and EU Recruitment Manager. Both are confident that an agreement will result in a mutually beneficial relationship for Air New Zealand Aviation Institute and its students and the University of South Wales.

We looking forward to developing an agreement and welcoming students from Air New Zealand Aviation Institute in future.