New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory
This programme will enable graduates to:
- Apply fundamental knowledge and principles of electrical theory and practice, including electrical protection, to the installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment
- Apply fundamental knowledge of fault diagnosis and testing techniques of electrical systems and equipment
- Apply safe working procedures and practices, and identify and report electrical and other hazards
- Ensure their own activities are within legal limitations of the electrical legislation
- Apply fundamental knowledge and principles to the installation and maintenance of electrical machines
- Apply fundamental knowledge and principles to the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment in special electrical situations
- Work ethically and professionally within the electrical industry, as an electrical apprentice, including maintaining current competency and communicating with stakeholders on electrical and related matters.
Duration: 40 WEEKS
- NZEET 311 Fundamentals of Electricity
- NZEET 312 Direct Current (DC) Circuits
- NZEET 321 Alternating Current (AC) Circuits
- NZEET 322 Transformers and DC Machines
- NZEET 331 AC Motors and Control
- NZEET 332 Fundamentals of Cabling and Installation
- NZEET 341 Electrical Protection and Applications
- NZEET 342 Health and Safety, Regulations and Standards and Electrical Drawings and Diagrams
Candidates must have achieved the New Zealand Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 2) in Mathematics, English, and Physics or General Science, or equivalent qualifications before starting programmes leading to the qualification.
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
- IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 NZCEL L4 (Academic)
- Any equivalent Internationally Recognised English Proficiency Outcomes for International Students recognised by NZQA
Graduates will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and attributes to work in apprenticeships in the electrical industry in the field of their choice with guidance, mentoring, and supervision in accordance with the Electricity Act 1992.
Examples of roles that this qualification may lead to are Electricity Supply Electrical Apprentice, Domestic/Commercial Electrical Apprentice, or Industrial Electrical Apprentice, or apprenticeships in other electrical related sectors.
Graduates may also be able to work in areas such as electrical wholesaling or retailing as a counter sales person, or electrical meter readers.
Graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within the electrical industry such as the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4), or the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering. Graduates may also progress to degree level programmes.
This qualification is not a prerequisite for the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4). However, credits gained for this qualification will contribute towards that qualification.