Taught course

Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport

University of Otago · Division of Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) on the advice of the Academic Board of the Otago Medical School, which must be satisfied that the applicant has the ability and experience to proceed to the programme.

Every applicant shall have been admitted to the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of a university in New Zealand or hold an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Academic Board of the Otago Medical School.

If your first language is not English you need to meet our English language requirements as follows: IELTS score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0); we also accept a number of other English language tests. Due to COVID-19, we currently accept Duolingo English Test (DET), IELTS Indicator Test, and TOEFL iBT Special home Edition.

Don’t meet the English language requirements? The University of Otago Language Centre "English for Otago" programme offers a pathway for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students to meet the English language requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Months of entry

February, July

Course content

This Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGCertAeroRT) course provides a comprehensive body of knowledge in aeromedical transport to medical practitioners currently practising in the field. The core curriculum is based on knowledge of the operational, clinical and organizational components of aero medical transport. It is intended for those who want to up skill their air ambulance competencies but who do not wish to proceed with the full Diploma.

The course is intended to cover the specific operational and clinical aspects of air ambulance and assistance medicine.


  • AVME 717 Medical Logistics in Aero medical Transport
  • AVME 718 Operational Aspects of Aero medical Transport

Information for international students

Otago offers students an unrivalled campus experience and a vibrant, social student culture. The majority of Otago’s 21,000 students live, work and play in Dunedin - New Zealand’s only true university city. Otago is home to over 3,000 students, from over 100 countries.

Fees and funding

International students
NZ $21,348

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert(AeroRT)
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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