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What is ATPLONLINE.co.nz?
ATPLONLINE.co.nz is a website specifically designed to deliver online courses to prepare professional aviation students for New Zealand based Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) theory examinations.
I live in another country other than New Zealand. Can I enrol in your online ATPL Theory courses?
Yes. You may study towards your New Zealand ATPL Theory exams from most countries around the world, right here on our website. Most overseas students will need to visit New Zealand to sit your exams with Aviation Services Ltd (ASL). ASL does have examination centres in Southampton UK and Rarotonga. See here for details.
How do your online courses work?
Our website operates special software that delivers a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). A VLE is a software program that facilitates computerised learning or online learning, designed to enhance the learning experience of students. ATPLONLINE.co.nz runs as an interactive website with a number of features and activities designed to engage learners and promote student-centred learning. This technology is utilised by many major Universities both in New Zealand and around the world to deliver high quality online courses.
When can I start an ATPL course?
Once we have launched a particular ATPL course on our website, you can start your study at any time. There are NO course dates. This means you can decide when to begin your study for a particular course at a time and place that suits YOU.
How do I pay for online theory courses at ATPLOnline.co.nz?
Credit or debit card, Paypal or internet banking. If you pay by credit or debit card, you will get instant course access once payment has been made. If you pay by internet banking, allow 2-3 business days for bank processing and enrolment activation. To start studying immediately, pay by credit or debit card. Full payment instructions are provided when you enrol in a particular course.
Can I get student loan funding for your Online ATPL Courses?
No, not at this time.
Is there a student forum on your site?
Our forum is currently under review. We will let you know here when this is complete.
Does ATPLONLINE.co.nz organise my exam sittings?
No. You are responsible for organising the sitting of any New Zealand ATPL exams. Please contact Aviation Services Ltd for exam times and locations. Click here to book your exams.
How long are the New Zealand ATPL Exams?
This varies between 2-3 hours - depending on the exam. Click here for full details.
What do your ATPL courses cost?
This depends on the course. Click the 'Courses' navigation link at the top of each page to view our current course fees for each ATPL Subject. By offering you a Virtual Learning Environment (online learning), this allows us to provide you with comprehensive and interactive courses without the high costs associated with delivering classroom lectures. Therefore, our ATPL Theory course fees are lower.
Do I need a computer and a printer to complete your ATPL courses?
Yes. You will require a modern computer with an internet connection and a printer. A printer is required to print out any resources that may be required to complete our courses. Workbooks for each course are available to purchase separately, once you have enrolled onto a course.
Do you recommend a particular internet browser for your ATPL courses.
Yes. Either Chrome, Safari or Firefox is best. While you can use Internet Explorer, we recommend Safari 5.1.5 or higher, or Firefox version 3.6.17 or above. Our courses work great on either Mac's or PC's. FYI, we use Macs and Chrome in our office.
Do you send out paper based workbooks for your ATPL courses?
All the information is presented in our Virtual Learning Environments. Our supplementary paper based workbooks are available for separate purchase once you are enrolled on a course, however are not compulsory (with the exception of ATPL Flight Planning - this is currently included in the course cost). Any workbooks purchased will be couriered out to you once you have enrolled.
Can I share my login details and password with a friend so they can participate in your courses?
No. Each student needs to register and pay individually. We utilise sophisticated security measures on our site to detect unlawful access by non registered users.
Can I copy pages from your courses?
No. This is a violation of our Terms and Conditions. We utilise sophisticated security measures on our site to detect unlawful copying of our courses. You are however free to make hand written notes from the pages in the course.
Do you provide end of chapter multi choice questions?
Yes. At the end of each chapter, you are directed to take an interactive online quiz based on the material covered in the chapter. These quizzes are very similar to the computerised exams that ASL now provide in the CPL and ATPL examinations. After completing the online quiz, you simply submit the quiz and you will get an instant result on how you have done. You will also be provided with the correct answers should you get any wrong.
Once I register and pay for a particular course, how long will I be able to access the course online?
This depends on the course. We call this a Course Semester. Individual course semesters are detailed on the individual course description page. The larger courses usually have a 6 month semester - starting from the date you register. This means you will have 6 months to complete that individual online course. This is plenty of time to finish any one of our courses. This also allows you time to study any Knowledge Deficiency Reports (KDR's) once you have completed your exam. Your workbook (if you purchase one) is yours to keep for as long as you like.
Can I get my course semester extended?
Yes. Please take a look at our Course Extension Policy HERE.
Can I register and begin studying for multiple online courses at the same time?
Yes. You can register and begin studying for as many different online courses as you like.
Do you offer a discount if I pay for multiple courses at once?
YFrom time to time we offer discounts and special deals when purchasing multiple courses (4 or more courses at any one time. Details will be published HERE when available.
Do you provide sample exams?
Yes. We provide online sample exams for each of our online courses. Ideally, you will complete these in the week leading up to your 'real' ASL ATPL examination - once you have finished most of your online study. Our sample computer based exams are very similar to the ASL computer examination delivery system, in that you answer questions online and submit them for automatic marking. You will get an instant result once you finish each of our sample computer based exams.
If I signed up to receive your newsletters and/or text notifications, how often would you send them out?
Only when we have something worthwhile saying. You will NOT be inundated with excessive emails or text messages if you sign up. You can unsubscribe any time too. We anticipate sending newsletters and text messages out about twice a month at most. Please consider signing up. It really helps us to make decisions on what courses to offer, and in what order to launch them.
So, are you going to offer all of the remaining ATPL subjects at ATPLOnline.co.nz?
What about Basic Turbine Knowledge course - are you going to offer that subject at ATPLOnline.co.nz?
It's 3 o'clock in the morning, and I want to start a course right now. Do I have to wait until business hours to enrol?
No, definitely not. Our courses are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can start right away, and study anytime. For instant course access, you must pay by credit or debit card. See FAQ 5 above.
Can you explain exactly how I enrol for one of your online courses at ATPLOnline.co.nz?
Sure. Check out our Enrolment process page here: Click here.
Website uptime is important to me. What is your average website uptime per month?
Our average website uptime is about 99.96%! This means our website and servers are extremely reliable!
I plan on taking my ATPL qualification to Australia (from New Zealand). How easy is it to convert my licence to the Australian equivalent, and will CASA recognise my New Zealand Exam credits?
Here are some links regarding transferring your ATPL to Australia:
Here is the Aussie TTMRA information pack.
It's important to note:
" Theory examination credits obtained in New Zealand without the equivalent flight crew qualification being issued are not transferable under any circumstances (ie. NZ exam credits are not recognised in isolation). That means, person who has a New Zealand PPL and the CPL examination credits would not be entitled to registration."
This means you will need to complete your ATPL Flight test in NZ in order to be able to transfer your ATPL licence. Exam credits are not enough.
As I am a helicopter pilot, I need to know whether or not you will be offering the Helicopter based ATPL courses? Or is your company more focused on the fixed wing side?
We now offer ATPL Law (H). This has been very popular.
The following are the courses/exams which are the same between fixed wing and Heli.
ATPL Human Factors
These courses/subjects are different - and may be offered in the future at ATPLOnline.co.nz:
ATPL Aerodynamics and aircraft systems - Heli
ATPL Flight Planning - Heli
ATPL Performance and loading - Heli
Can I borrow Volumes 2 and 3 for my ATPL Law exam?
No, unfortunately we do not have copies you can borrow.