Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Electrical Engineering) CTC.xml Electrical Engineering

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Electrical Engineering


Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Qualification name

Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Electrical Engineering) CTC Please enquire

Programme code




Ara credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

This programme is not available to international students


Christchurch - Ensors Road

Vocational Pathways

Manufacturing & Technology

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Programme Content

Learn basic electrical skills in safe and specialised facilities.

This programme focuses on the use of electrical diagrams, instruments and mechanics as well as simple mathematics and measurements. You'll learn how to solder wires and components, install flexible cords and use safeguards with portable appliances.

Other areas covered include safe working practices, safety testing, first-aid and CPR.

On successful completion of this programme you'll be awarded the National Certificate of Electrical Engineering Level 2.

This programme is delivered two days per week (Thursdays and Fridays).

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification. In some instances you may also receive Ara credits. Ara credits are tertiary study credits that can be used to enter further study at tertiary level in New Zealand. Please note the number of Ara and NZQF credits are unrelated and may be different.

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

If you continue training in this field and qualify as an electrical engineer, you'll become an expert in designing, maintaining and improving products that are powered by or produce electricity.

Study pathways

On completion you can move on to the Electrical Engineering Year Two or take on an apprenticeship, completing your studies at night school.

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
1978 Identify and describe basic employment rights and responsibilities, and sources of information and assistance 8 3 3
6402 Provide resuscitation level 2 7 1 1
15846 Demonstrate knowledge of capacitors and semiconductor diodes 5 3 3
15851 Demonstrate knowledge of electrical safety and safe working practices for electrical workers 5 3 3
750 Demonstrate knowledge of electrical test instruments and take measurements 7 2 2
25072 Demonstrate knowledge of electromagnetism theory 3 5 5
25071 Demonstrate knowledge of electromotive force (e.m.f.) production 3 3 3
15847 Demonstrate knowledge of mathematics and mechanics for electrical trades 5 4 4
15848 Demonstrate knowledge of safeguards for use with portable electrical appliances 5 2 2
15845 Draw and explain simple electrical diagrams 5 4 4
25070 Explain the properties of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors and their effect on electrical circuits 3 7 7
15852 Isolate and test low-voltage electrical sub-circuits 5 2 2
15849 Perform manual soldering and de-soldering procedures for electro-technology work 6 2 2
6401 Provide first aid 5 1 1
15844 Select and install flexible cords 5 3 3