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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 02:18
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Aussie training in New Zealand

Hello,
After completing my year twelve studies over here in Australia, I am thinking about going to New Zealand for my flight training. By that time I hope to have my private licence. After completing my training I would more than likely come back home and look for a job up north.
How is this looked upon by operators?
Has anyone on here done it before and have you had any problems?

Thank you
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 03:07
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Trainiing in nz is a great experience. Was fortunate enough to have completed my cpl and cir there. I hear that its very easy for australian student to study there and have the flying funded by the nz studylink scheme. Just be prepared to wait a while for your licence conversion to go through when you arrive back home. Some people have waited more than 6 months.
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 03:29
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Good onya

Strip as many pennys as ya can from the Kiwis and never look back

Make sure you get all the fruit before you leave CPL, CIR, Tail Wheel, Low Level. FIR and chuck in a few useful endorsements as well. Baron/travelair C310, PA31, C402, PN68 and a BE76 for renewals in AU comes in handy too. Hell do it all in a twin if its funded by the kiwi purse!

Free CPL yeeeee haaaaa

Hopefully if more Aussies do it they will pull the scheme and there will be less Kiwis in Australia stealing our jobs

(I wish there was an emotion for a smiley stirring a pot)
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 04:24
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Free CPL yeeeee haaaaa
Just don't be surprised when they track you down in the future and take from you everything you have worked for.
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 05:00
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Low Level?? Even our PPL's have to do low flying as part of their training (low flying = 500' agl and below)!
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 05:18
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does studylink cover a few different flight schools or is it just the massey university course?
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 08:44
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Certain approved training facilities, check the Nelson Marlborough tech site for that info.
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Old 23rd Aug 2009, 12:09
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Very funny Goblin
Any Aussies that have done this, your opinions would be great.
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Old 23rd Aug 2009, 15:50
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So can Australians citizens receive NZ studylink?
Cheers.
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Old 23rd Aug 2009, 20:14
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Yes, they can.

But when considering training there, take into account all the living costs etc. It is very expensive to live in New Zealand, much more so than in Australia. You won't be able to get any student benefits as far as I'm aware, so you'll be paying everything bar the flying yourself.

Considering that they allow 18 months for the Diploma (It can be done in less obviously), It may be worth just going for the Degree.

Aside from that, Im a New Zealander and have my name down for the program.
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Old 23rd Aug 2009, 20:26
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When I was living in new zealand the cost was alot cheaper for me at uni, I was in Christchurch so it's probably always going to be cheaper then melbourne... I was able to receive student allowance after 2 years of living in the country, but to start with you could always use studylink loans there were no restrictions on that. Also with the arrangement you do not need visas for work so finding a job is easy to make a little bit of money on the side. I wish i had thought of what you have as an option when I did my pilots licence.
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Old 23rd Aug 2009, 23:53
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There is no way on earth the cost of living is higher in NZ.
Even Australian beer is cheaper in NZ!

If you haven't been there long enough to qualify for the student allowance you can borrow $160 a week on top of your student loan. Its not a lot, but means you can work less and focus a bit more on studying.

18 months is if you take your time. It took me 12 months from 0hrs to CPL, MEIR, and instructor rating.

Interest free while in NZ, and if you move overseas you can freeze payments for 3 years, after which the cap on the maximum they can make you pay is $1500 every 6 months. With interest though, that would mean going backwards on repayments and never paying it off.

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Old 24th Aug 2009, 02:23
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But when considering training there, take into account all the living costs etc. It is very expensive to live in New Zealand, much more so than in Australia.
Sheeps arse!

The only thing that makes NZ more expensive is that they are willing to work for less so disposable income aint that crash hot.
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Old 24th Aug 2009, 05:06
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Not willing to work for less at all. And don't think that guys in nz are happy about J* T's & C's and accept that as market rate. A few may work for them but most won't. It's exploitation by C#ntas.
Unfortunately salaries are less in NZ across all industries, but I wouldn't say it's expensive to live in compared to Aussie. Yes student loans are interest free, but only if you stay in the country. Leave and you will owe interest. About 8% I think.

And Green Goblin, why do you harbour such hate towards kiwis? Has someone stolen your job or boyfriend? You seem to love to stir sh#t every time you post, but sometimes people want proper answers, not idiotic rants.
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Old 24th Aug 2009, 09:56
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And Green Goblin, why do you harbour such hate towards kiwis? Has someone stolen your job or boyfriend?
Come on guys, lets leave Gobbling C#cks sexual preference out of this..........
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ben_093: Re living costs, food is a major item anywhere.

A recent article on TV in NZ had an Aussie complaining about the cost of food in Oz against NZ.
He filled a trolley in a supermarket on OZ, ( I think it was Sydney) then flew to Auckland and did the same there.
Exactly the same number of items, same brands, same manufacturers, same size, every item in the trolley was the same.

IIRC it was so much cheaper in Auckland the difference paid for the airfare and he still had a few dollars left over.
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Old 24th Aug 2009, 10:50
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And Green Goblin, why do you harbour such hate towards kiwis? Has someone stolen your job or boyfriend? You seem to love to stir sh#t every time you post, but sometimes people want proper answers, not idiotic rants.
No hate, some of my best friends are from Unzed

The persona on PPRuNe I'm portraying presently is that of the green goblin. I'll get bored soon and start a new one. Been doing it since 2000
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Old 24th Aug 2009, 11:32
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I wouldn't be able to make an exact figure on food costs, but im sure they are similar. I do know that electricity is expensive as is petrol; and yes, wages are a lot lower.

Whether that equates to greater living costs I'm not sure.
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The fact that he/she/it posts on every thread involving NZ gives me the feeling the Green Goblin is actually a closet Kiwi
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The fact that he/she/it posts on every thread involving NZ gives me the feeling the Green Goblin is actually a closet Kiwi
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