Certificate in Pre Trade High Voltage Electricity Certificate in Pre Trade High Voltage Electricity Level 3

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CertificateFull time - 38 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Programme code



$2,450 - $3,100


February, August


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Course related costs

Advised before enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

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Christchurch - Ensors Road


Develop the skills and knowledge needed to begin a career in the Electricity Supply Industry or use this qualification to apply for an apprenticeship.

In this programme which incorporates the National Certificate in Electricity Supply (with the Electrical and Electrical Fitter Strands Level 2) and the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 2 you will learn the essential skills to start your career in the electricity supply industry.

Your study includes a mix of classroom study, practical assignments and workplace experience, you will learn the basic skills and safety practices to assist in electrical supply.

With unit standards including, electricity and magnetism, capacitors and semiconductors, simple electrical diagrams, simple mathematics and mechanics, simple electrical instruments and measurements, the installation of flexible cords, soldering of wires and components, the use of safeguards with portable appliances, testing appliances for safety, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

You will also complete two weeks of work experience in the industry; part of this includes using computer applications for electrical supply engineers.

Licensing requirements of the Regulator must be met before you are able to practice in this trade.

You must be able to work in a busy trades-related environment.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • This programme has open entry, but English language requirements apply.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










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Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form

Due to Immigration New Zealand visa requirements international students are ineligible to enrol in this certificate.

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this qualification you will be able to apply for work in the electricity supply industry as an assistant. With more experience you can apply for jobs as a line mechanic or electrical fitter.

Study pathways

On completion of this pre trade programme you will be able to apply for work in the industry with a view to completing National Certificates at Level 3, 4 and 5.

Recommended school subjects

  • Technology
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • ICT