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Eligibility and selection

General aptitude assessment

To assess your general aptitude, your first step in our process will be to complete our online aptitude assessments. The testing session involves completing a range of aptitude tests. This includes English comprehension, spatial reasoning and problem solving, as well as exercises to assess your attention to detail.

Getting to know you - the interview and personality assessment

After you successfully pass the aptitude testing, you'll be asked to complete an online interview and a self-report personality questionnaire (OPQ).

Assessment centre

Candidates who successfully complete the testing will be invited to an assessment centre in Christchurch. New Zealand travel and accommodation costs are covered by Airways.


Following the conclusion of reference checking, successful candidates will be offered a place on an available training course subject to a criminal background, drug testing and medical requirements outlined below.

Medical requirements

The Civil Aviation Authority regulates civil aviation in New Zealand. As air traffic controllers, we follow CAA rules.

Obtaining and maintaining a Class Three medical certificate is one of your main responsibilities in gaining and keeping your air traffic control license.

The following pages cover what the medical involves.

Please review the CAA website in detail should you have any specific questions regarding what the medical involves.