Introduction to Electrical Engineering Trades Level 2 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Trades Level 2

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Electrical Engineering

ProgrammePart-time, 1 year (while still at school)

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Electrical Engineering) DE Fees may apply to international students

Programme code




NZQF credits




Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Ensors Road

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Programme Content

Take the first steps towards a career in the electrical industries

Dual Enrolment programmes are FREE if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13 and a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

This programme provides the opportunity to gain basic electrical skills and knowledge to either enter a pre-trade programme or employment into the electrical industry as an apprentice. 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; numeracy and literacy for the electrical industry.

This programme is delivered two days per week (Thursdays and Fridays 9:00am - 3:00pm).

*Places are limited and funding is dependent on availability. Some courses may incur costs, depending on the learner's eligibility.

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.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at a secondary school and a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa that allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

    If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

    As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary.

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

Application Documents

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 9 3 3
6402 Provide resuscitation level 2 8 1 1
15846 Demonstrate knowledge of capacitors and semiconductor diodes 5 3 3
750 Demonstrate knowledge of electrical test instruments and take measurements 8 2 2
25072 Demonstrate knowledge of electromagnetism theory 5 5 5
25071 Demonstrate knowledge of electromotive force (e.m.f.) production 5 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 7 3 3
25070 Explain the properties of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors and their effect on electrical circuits 4 7 7
15852 Isolate and test low-voltage electrical sub-circuits 6 2 2
15849 Perform manual soldering and de-soldering procedures for electro-technology work 6 2 2
6401 Provide first aid 6 1 1
15844 Select and install flexible cords 7 2 2
29465 Apply knowledge of electrical safety and safe working practices for electrical workers 1 6 6
29480 Demonstrate knowledge of electric circuit design, control, and protection 2 6 6