To qualify you will need to meet the minimum basic requirements listed below, as well as specific requirements for your chosen trade. In order to be considered a more competitive applicant, we recommend exceeding these requirements where possible.
|TRADE||NCEA LEVEL||CREDITS PER SUBJECT||SUBJECTS||OTHER REQUIREMENTS|
|Aeronautical Metal Worker||1 (Level 2 preferred)||12||English, Mathematics and a Science or Design Technology subject.|
|Aircraft Technician||2||12||English, Mathematics and a Science subject.|
|Air Warfare Specialist||2||12||English, Maths and a Science subject.||Eyesight restrictions may apply.|
|Aviation Refueller||1||12||English and Mathematics.||Class 1 Full Drivers Licence|
(Consideration will be given to those with a Restricted Licence).
|Armament Technician||2||12||English, Maths and a Science subject.|
|Avionics Technician||2||12||English, Maths and a Science subject.|
|Communication and Information Systems (CIS) Technician||2||12||English, Mathematics and Science (or Science-related subjects).|
A Level 5 Diploma in Electronics, Computer Technology or Telecommunications would be an advantage.
|Class 1 Full Drivers Licence.|
|Composites Technician||1||12||English, Mathematics and a Science or Design Technology subject.|
|Fire Fighter||1||12||English and Mathematics.||Class 1 or 2 Full Manual Drivers Licence |
(Class 2 is preferred).
|Flight Steward||1||12||English and Mathematics.|
|Force Protection Specialist||1||12||English and Mathematics.||Class 1 Restricted Drivers Licence.|
|Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Technician||1||12||English, Mathematics and a Science or Design Technology subject.|
|Intelligence Specialist||2||12||English, Mathematics and a Science subject.||NZ Citizen.|
A 10 year background history that can be checked by the NZ authorities to obtain high level security clearances.
No decreased colour perception.
|Logistics Specialist||1||12||English and Mathematics. Computer experience is preferred.||Class 1 Restricted Manual Drivers Licence|
(Full Class 1 Manual Drivers Licence preferred).
|Machinist||1||12||English, Mathematics and Science or Design Technology |
(Level 2 Mathematics, English and Physics preferred.)
|Medic||2||12||English, Mathematics and a Science subject.|
|Parachute Jump Instructor||1||12||English and Mathematics.||An NZPF Jump Master ‘B’ Licence or International Equivalent.|
|Safety and Surface Technician||1||12||English, Mathematics and Science or Design Technology|
(Level 2 Mathematics, English, Physics preferred).
|TRADE||NCEA LEVEL||CREDITS PER SUBJECT||SUBJECTS/QUALIFICATIONS||OTHER REQUIREMENTS|
|Air Warfare Officer||2||18||English, Mathematics and a Science subject (pref Physics).||Eyesight restrictions apply|
|CIS Officer||Level 6 Diploma in Electronics and Computer Technology or Telecommunications.|
To be more competitive a Bachelor of Info Science or BBS/BBC majoring in Computer Science,
Info Systems, Info Technology, Computer System Engineering, Internet Systems or Software Engineering.
|Engineering Officer||A Degree in Engineering, Science or Technology with Majors in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical or Aeronautical Engineering.|
|Intelligence Officer||A degree with preference of Politics, International Relations, Defence and Strategic Studies,|
Information Systems/Technology or Remote Sensing.
|Min. age of 19 years.|
|Pilot||2||18||English, Mathematics and a Science subject (pref. Physics).|
|Supply Officer||Level 5 Diploma in Commerce, Business, Logistics or Supply Chain Management. To be more competitive a Bachelor Degree in the above.|
*The Royal New Zealand Air Force also offers a range of Specialist roles.