Electrical Engineering Courses

This programme is ideal for those who want to pursue a career in the electrical industry, but do not yet have an electrical apprenticeship agreement. It will equip you with entry-level knowledge and skills concerning electrical installations, testing etc., helping you to perform limited electrical work under supervision. Learn the basics of electrical engineering in order to support your further studies as an electrical apprentice at level 4.

Limitless learning and opportunities

Start a career in the field of electrical engineering in NZ by completing this foundation level programme. You will gain core theoretical knowledge and practical skills in electricity production, distribution, and utilisation. With these skills you will be able to carry out a limited range of prescribed electrical work under general supervision. You can use the skills gained in the programme to prepare you for your Electrical Service Technician (EST) registration, or to enter an electrical apprenticeship to become a registered electrician in New Zealand. Enjoy the practical experience with hands-on training to gain a better understanding of the study material. This course can be completed part-time or full-time, giving students ample flexibility to juggle their study with home and work commitments. The constant demand for qualified electrical workers across various sectors in New Zealand makes this programme a valuable addition to your skill set as you enter the vocational field of electrical engineering.

Why Study This Programme?

Delivered Around You

Our part-time programmes are delivered in evenings and weekends so that you can acquire new skills without leaving your day job.

Pathway to Professional Registration

Registration as an electrical worker is not gained through completing this level 3 qualification, but credits gained do contribute towards the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4), and knowledge gained will also assist you to prepare for your Electrical Service technician (EST) exams.

Lucrative Career

Electrical workers typically earn above average salaries in New Zealand.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities for all type of electrical workers are good due to a shortage of workers and a high demand for their services. Please note that additional study and registration with the relevant bodies is required to achieve your registration as an electrical worker.

Appealing Industry

The field of electrical engineering is driven by inquisitive minds of all ages and abilities.

Scope of Work

The electrical engineering discipline is an integral part of most aspects of business and industry, hence there are many work opportunities available across a wide range of sectors.

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