New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Electrical Engineering YG.xml Electrical Engineering

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New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Electrical Engineering YG

CertificateFull time – 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code



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February, July


This programme is not available to international students



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Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

This programme is not available to international students


Christchurch - Ensors Road


Take the first steps towards a career in the electrical industries.

This programme provides the opportunity to gain basic electrical skills and knowledge prior to an apprenticeship or employment in the trade. It's also a good grounding for work in the security systems and audio industries. The programme covers: electrical theory, legislation and regulations, testing and safety, first aid, basic electric motors, basic use of tools, and numeracy and literacy for the electrical industry.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 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
  • To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at secondary school. You must also be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.
    Some programmes require a minimum age of 16. Please enquire.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please

  • Complete an application form

Application documents

Career opportunities

On completion of this programme you can move into an electrical apprenticeship.

Study pathways

Further study can be undertaken with national certificates in electrical engineering, electronics technology, electronic security and industrial measurement and control.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • ICT
  • Maths
  • Technology
  • Physics