New Zealand Skydiving School

New Zealand Skydiving School

A career in skydiving




Dream of doing something out of the ordinary?

Careers don’t get much more exciting then this. Experience the adrenaline buzz of throwing yourself out of an plane every day, meeting people from all over the globe, seeing the world from a whole new perspective – while getting paid for it!

The New Zealand Skydiving School is the only organisation to offer the DIPLOMA IN COMMERCIAL SKYDIVING, a formal, NZQA approved skydiving qualification, providing you with the perfect opportunity to gain access to an exciting career with international prospects. Government funding and student loans are available.

This 32 week course teaches you the latest skydiving techniques, covers a vast range of subjects and includes a work placement module, to give you the best start in the industry, here in NZ or overseas. Upon successful course completion you will have a minimum of 200 skydives with some excellent career prospects, have experience of working in the skydiving industry and be employable in a range of roles.


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International Students

In order to study here at the New Zealand Skydiving School, international students must have a visa. Your student visa can be applied for once you have paid your tuition fees in full. For current course fees, please contact us.
We care. The decision to study abroad is not an easy one and we aim to make the transition to being a student in New Zealand, as easy we possibly can for you. During the application process every international student will receive:

-Detailed information about living in New Zealand

-A list of accommodation options

-Contact information for local support services

-Student visa requirements

-Travel insurance information

-Courtesy transport options

Am I eligible to apply?

If you are over 18, hold an IELTS (or equivalent test) with a score of 5.5, have the funds available to purchase ancillary equipment and are a Fit and Proper person then you are eligible to apply.

Benefits of learning to skydive in New Zealand

It goes without saying that we have some of the world’s most stunning scenery for skydivers to enjoy; with snow capped-mountains, beautiful beaches and the Pacific Ocean as our backdrop. Furthermore many international students also gain from exchange rate benefits when learning to skydive in New Zealand rather than their home country; and with adventure activities being part of our culture why would you learn anywhere else!

Student Visa’s

We recommend allowing about 12 weeks for your visa to be processed. So make sure you get your application in within plenty of time of the Diploma intakes start date. When applying for your visa make sure that you submit all of the information that immigration require, insufficient or incorrect information is often the cause of any delays.

Why do I need Medical and Travel insurance?

Although the Accident Compensation Cooperation (ACC) provides accident insurance for all temporary visitors if they are injured whilst in New Zealand, international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services. If you fall ill whilst you are here, you may be liable for the cost of your treatment and related medical expenses.
Ultimately, it is a requirement of the Ministry of Education’s Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. You will be asked to provide proof of your travel and medical insurance policy prior to enrolment. Please visit: and for more information. Information on recommended travel and medical insurance providers will be sent to you during the application process.

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