New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 3)

Key Info

Level

Level 3

Duration

40 weeks (full time) or 60 weeks (part time)

Credits

120

Eligibility

NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident

Campus

Kelston, Papakura, Mangere, Christchurch, Tauranga

Fees

$4256.00 or fees free for eligible domestic students.

Course Details

This pre-apprenticeship programme will provide the electrical industry with people who have introductory and entry level knowledge and skills in the area of safe electrical installation, testing, commissioning, and servicing of electrical installations and equipment.
Graduates of this qualification are not electricians but will have an operational and theoretical knowledge of electricity production, distribution, and utilization, and can carry out a limited range of prescribed electrical work safely and ethically under general supervision in accordance with the Electricity Act 1992.

Course content includes:
• Electricity production, distribution and utilization;
• Fundamentals of Electricity theory and practice;
• Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) circuits;
• Cabling and Installation;
• Transformers and DC machines;
• AC motors and control;
• Fault diagnosis and testing techniques;
• Electrical drawings and diagrams;
• Safe work practices;
• Electrical protection and applications;
• First aid;
• Electrical legislation, regulations and standards;
• Preparation for entering an apprenticeship.

$4256.00 or fees free for eligible domestic students.

• 16 years of age or over.
• New Zealand Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 2) in Mathematics, English, and Physics or General Science, or relevant electronics or engineering qualifications.
• Literacy and Numeracy levels to support studies at level 3.
• NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Education:

This qualification provides one of two entry pathways into the electrical industry and is intended for candidates who do not have an electrical apprenticeship agreement.

On completion of this qualification graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within the electrical industry such as the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4), or the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering. Graduates may also progress to degree level programmes.

This qualification is not a prerequisite for the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4). However, credits gained for this qualification will contribute towards that qualification.

Employment:

Graduates will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and attributes to work in apprenticeships in the electrical industry in the field of their choice with guidance, mentoring, and supervision in accordance with the Electricity Act 1992.

Examples of roles that this qualification may lead to are Electricity Supply Electrical Apprentice, Domestic/Commercial Electrical Apprentice, or Industrial Electrical Apprentice, or apprenticeships in other electrical related sectors.

Graduates may also be able to work in areas such as electrical wholesaling or retailing as a counter sales person, or electrical meter readers.

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Intake Dates

Mangere

2020- February, April, June, August, October, November

Kelston

2020- February, April, June, August, November

Papakura

2020- March, June, November

North Shore

2020- February, April, June, August, November

Tauranga

2020- February, April, June, August

Christchurch

2020- February, April, June, August, October

What are the benefits

Gain a nationally recognised qualification alongside the knowledge and skills required to start an apprenticeship in the electrical industry, sit your Electrical Service Technician’s (EST) exam or enter employment in the electrical and electronics industry.

As a graduate of this qualification you will not be a qualified electrician, but you will possess the theoretical knowledge and basic practical skills needed to carry out a limited range of electrical activities safely and ethically.

Study can be undertaken either full-time or part-time, allowing for flexible study around your work and home commitments.

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“A VERY STUDENT FRIENDLY EXPERIENCE” Being an older student, I was apprehensive at first, but the entire process from applying initially to studying and completing course were made easy. The tutor SUNAYANA (Sue) was very accommodating, knowledgeable and supportive, especially with working around challenging work roster. The facilities are always tidy, provide resources on time and fit for purpose. I will choose Skills Update training Institute again. Thanks

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