Sector Specific Qualifications & Standards

Ringa Hora develops and maintains professional training qualifications and standards for a wide range of industry roles, from pilots, air traffic services and aeronautical engineers to flight attendants and ground crew.

Engineering

Aeronautical engineers plan, carry out and supervise the manufacture, modification and maintenance of all types of aircraft, including fixed-wing, rotary, as well as space vehicles, together with flight simulators, and flight components and instruments. 

  • Qualifications

    Find an Aeronautical Engineering qualification

    New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Pre-Employment Skills) (Level 3) (130 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2898(external link)]

    New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Storekeeping (Aviation Parts Handling/Aviation Toolstore) (Level 3) (70 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2902(external link)]

    New Zealand Certificate in Aircraft Servicing (Level 3) (80 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2903(external link)]

    New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Workplace Introductory Skills) (Level 4) (120 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2901(external link)]

    New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Aircraft Manufacture) (Level 4) (120 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2908(external link)]

    New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Specialist Support) (Level 4) with strands in General Aviation; Aeronautical Composites; Aeronautical Electroplating; Aeronautical Machining; Aeronautical Non Destructive Testing; Aircraft Furnishings and Equipment; Aircraft Mechanical; Aircraft Painting; Aircraft Powerplant; Aircraft Structures; Armament; Avionics; and Rotorcraft (120 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2900(external link)]

    New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Applied Skills) (Level 4) with strands in Aeronautical Composites, Aeronautical Non Destructive Testing, Aircraft Mechanical, Aircraft Powerplant, Aircraft Structures, Armament, Avionic Electrical Repair, Avionic Instrument Repair, Avionic Radio Repair, Avionic Maintenance, and Rotorcraft (210 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2909(external link)]

    New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Gas Turbine Overhaul) (Level 4) (200 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2910(external link)]

    New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Maintenance Control) (Level 4) (43 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2911(external link)]

    New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (Maintenance Planning) (Level 5) (120 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2904(external link)]

    New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) (Level 5) with strands in Mechanical and Avionics (245 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2133(external link)]

    New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (Technical Support) (Level 6) (130 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2906(external link)]

    New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (Quality Assurance) (Level 6) (134 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2905(external link)]

    New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Production Control) (Level 6) (55 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2899(external link)]

    New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Maintenance Certification (Level 6) with strands in Aeroplane, Rotorcraft, Powerplant Piston, Powerplant Turbine, Electrical, Instrument, and Radio (240 credits) [NZQF Ref: 2907(external link)]

  • Standards

    Find an Aeronautical Engineering standard

    Search for aeronautical engineering unit standards here Aeronautical Engineering(external link)

  • Current and upcoming reviews

    Qualifications

    The Aeronautical Engineering suite of 14 qualifications are currently under review. This does not include the New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (European Regulations) (Level 5) with strands in Mechanical and Avionics [NZQF Ref: 2133], which was reviewed in May 2019.

    Standards

    There are no current reviews of Aeronautical Engineering unit standards. The next review due is for the Aeronautical Maintenance Certification(external link) domain in 2022.

Ground Operations

Airport operations covers a variety of roles including airline check-in, ramp operations, air cargo, maintenance of facilities, safety, aircraft cleaning, and security.

  • Qualifications

    Find an Aviation Ground Operations qualification

    New Zealand Certificate in Aviation (Aircraft Cleaning) (Level 2) (40 credits) [NZQA Ref: 1946(external link)]

    New Zealand Certificate in Aviation (Airline Check-in) (Level 3) (40 credits) [NZQA Ref: 1947(external link)]

    New Zealand Certificate in Aviation (Ground Handling) (Level 3) with strands in Air Cargo, and Ramp Operations (55-65 credits) [NZQA Ref: 1948(external link)]

    New Zealand Certificate in Airport Operations with strands in Airport Customer Service, Airport Maintenance, Airport Safety, and Aviation Security (Level 4) (60-80 credits) [NZQA Ref: 2537(external link)]

    New Zealand Diploma in Airport Operations (Level 5) (120 credits) [NZQA Ref: 2538(external link)]

  • Standards

  • Current and upcoming reviews

    Qualifications

    The Airport Operations Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications are currently under review.

    The New Zealand Certificate in Aviation (Ground Handling) (Level 3) with strands in Air Cargo, and Ramp Operations [NZQA Ref: 1948] is due review during 2022.

    Standards

    2022 Review of Aviation – Core (Level 5) Unit Standards - Closes Thursday, 30 June 2022

    Ringa Hora Services Workforce Development Council invites feedback on the review of 29 unit standards [DOCX, 46 KB] listed on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS) in the Aviation – Core (Level 5). The purpose of this review is to ensure that the standards are and continue to be useful and relevant to the sector. Several of these unit standards have been unused between 2015 – 2022, so we are proposing to expire these. Click here [DOCX, 46 KB] for the lists of unit standards proposed for review and proposed for expiry.

    Any comments and suggestions that might inform the review can be forwarded to qualifications@ringahora.nz by Thursday 30 June 2022. Thank you in advance for your contribution to the review of these standards.

     

    The next reviews due are for the Ramp Operations(external link) and Air Cargo(external link) domains in 2022.

Flight Operations

From flight attendants to air traffic controllers and commercial and non-commercial helicopter or aeroplane pilots, Ringa Hora develops and maintains qualifications and standards. They are used by the aviation industry to ensure people have the required skills, knowledge and professional qualifications to provide passengers with good service and safe travel.

  • Qualifications

    Find an Aviation Flight Operations qualification

    New Zealand Certificate in Aviation (Flight Attendants) (Level 4) with optional strand in Airline Specific Operational Flight Attending (60-95 credits) [NZQA Ref: 2881(external link)]

    New Zealand Diploma in Aviation (General Aviation) (Level 5) with strands in Aeroplane, and Helicopter (240 credits) [NZQA Ref: 3688(external link)]

    New Zealand Diploma in Aviation (Level 6) with strands in Aeroplane Flight Instruction, Aeroplane Airline Preparation, Helicopter Flight Instruction, and Helicopter Airline Preparation (245-298 credits) [NZQA Ref: 3689(external link)]

    New Zealand Certificate in Air Traffic Services (Air Traffic Services Theory) (Level 5) (60 credits) [NZQA Ref: 2230(external link)]

    New Zealand Diploma in Air Traffic Services (Flight Information) (Aerodrome and/or Area Flight Information) (Level 6) (140 credits) [NZQA Ref: 2702(external link)]

    New Zealand Diploma in Air Traffic Services (Flight Information) (Oceanic Air-Ground) (Level 6) (140 credits) [NZQA Ref: 2703(external link)]

    New Zealand Diploma in Air Traffic Services (Level 6) with strands in Aerodrome Control and Approach Control Procedural, Area and Approach Control Surveillance and Area Control Procedural, and Automatic Dependent Surveillance (120-180 credits) [NZQA Ref: 2231(external link)]

    New Zealand Diploma in Air Traffic Services (Level 7) with strands in Aerodrome Control, Approach Control Procedural, Approach Control Surveillance, Area Control Procedural, and Area Control Surveillance (120 credits) [NZQA Ref: 3764(external link)]

    New Zealand Diploma in Commercial Skydiving (Level 5) (120 credits) [NZQA Ref: 3897(external link)]

  • Standards

    Find an Aviation Flight Operations standard

    Search for Aviation Flight Operations unit standards here:

    Flight Attendants(external link)

    Aircraft Operation(external link)

    Air Traffic Services(external link)

    Aviation - Core(external link)

  • Current and upcoming reviews

    Qualifications

    There are currently no reviews of Flight Operations qualifications.

    The next reviews are due during 2022 for the following:

    New Zealand Certificate in Aviation (Flight Attendants) (Level 4) with optional strand in Airline Specific Operational Flight Attending [NZQA Ref: 2881]

    Air Traffic Services suite of 5 qualifications.

    Aircraft Operation suite of 2 qualifications.

    Standards

    2022 Review of Aviation – Core (Level 5) Unit Standards - Closes Thursday, 30 June 2022

    Ringa Hora Services Workforce Development Council invites feedback on the review of 29 unit standards [DOCX, 46 KB] listed on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS) in the Aviation – Core (Level 5). The purpose of this review is to ensure that the standards are and continue to be useful and relevant to the sector. Several of these unit standards have been unused between 2015 – 2022, so we are proposing to expire these. Click here [DOCX, 46 KB] for the lists of unit standards proposed for review and proposed for expiry.

    Any comments and suggestions that might inform the review can be forwarded to qualifications@ringahora.nz by Thursday 30 June 2022. Thank you in advance for your contribution to the review of these standards.

     

    The next reviews due are for the Air Traffic Services(external link) and Aircraft Operation(external link) domains in 2022.

     

Ringa Hora WDC works with industry, employers, professional groups, and other stakeholders to develop qualifications that are fit for purpose.  If you wish to be involved in any of the current or upcoming reviews, provide feedback, or have any questions, please email qualifications@ringahora.nz