CertificatePart time – one year
Annual Fees(indicative 2018)
Course related costs$400 approximately
Domestic Applications due
|Received all year|
International Applications due
|Not recommended for International Students|
|Christchurch – Ensors Road|
Complete the final stage toward becoming a registered electrician with our comprehensive programme of electrical practices.
You will expand your skills and working knowledge of electrical switchboards, lighting, three phase transformers, programmable logic controllers, semiconductor power devices, AC power and power factor as well as AC electric motor control and installation.
Other study includes industrial process control and theory for registration of electricians with on-job units related to demonstrating your knowledge and applying electrical legislation. Codes of practice and standards, procedures for examination and testing of electrical installations plus describing and using complex electrical instruments are also studied.
In order to undertake this programme you must be physically able to work safely in an industry related work environment.
It is a robust and comprehensive Apprentice Training Programme combining the best parts of traditional apprenticeships with modern teaching and learning techniques. As an electrical apprentice, you'll receive a minimum of four on-site visits a year by a qualified electrical tutor who will record evidence of your practical learning.
Please note: This programme includes an apprenticeship.
If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.
To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 250 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.
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.
NCEA Level 1 in Mathematics, English, and Physics or General Science or equivalent qualifications before starting programmes leading to the qualification.
Evidence of employment in the electrical industry or evidence of actively pursuing employment in the electrical industry and the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 3*.
*According to Skills Organisation policies, applicants may be accepted with a minimum of 80% of the Level 3 qualification credits completed with the remainder of the credits subject to second results.
A current training agreement and employment in the industry.
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: Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.
OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS
- An admission and enrolment form
The qualification has been designed to prepare you for a productive role in the electrical engineering industry, as well as covering the requirements for registration as an electrician under the Electricity Act 1992.
Further study can be undertaken towards the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 5 or at diploma or degree level in the field of Electrical Engineering.
Recommended school subjects
Module 1 Electrical Work Practice
Module 2 Direct Current Fundamentals
Module 3 Installation Fundamentals
Module 4 Electrical Applications
Module 5 Electricity Systems
Module 6 Electricity Supply and Distribution
Module 7 Circuit Design and Operation
Module 8 Electrical Machines
Module 10 Electrical Theory 2
Module 11 Electrical Theory 3
Module 12 Electrical Theory 4
Module 9 Electrical Theory 1
On Job Module 1
On Job Module 2
On Job Module 3
On Job Module 4
On Job Module 5
On Job Module 6