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Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Theory) Level 3

STARTS: October 2021
Sullivan Ave, Timaru

Gain the knowledge and skills required to start an apprenticeship in the electrical industry.

If you wish to enter the electrical industry but you don't yet have an electrical apprenticeship agreement, this programme will provide you with pre-entry foundation knowledge of electrical engineering.

You'll learn about the electrical industry with an introduction to safe electrical installation practices, testing, commissioning and servicing of electrical installations and equipment. You'll also learn about fault diagnosis and testing techniques of electrical systems and equipment, and about the installation and maintenance of electrical machines and electrical in special electrical situations.

Please note: this programme is FEES-FREE for domestic students until 31 December 2022. Find out more >

NCEA Level 1 in Mathematics, English, and Physics or General Science

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

In addition you need to:

Declare whether you have ever been refused enrolment or registration or been subject to disciplinary investigation by a regulatory authority in New Zealand or overseas.

  • Additional Information: We recommend that you review the requirements for registration published by the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.0 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems and equipment. The chances of getting a job as an electrician are good due to the construction boom and a shortage of suitable workers in a variety of different fields and locations.

Study pathways

Following this programme, your study options include the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) Level 4, the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) or the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical).

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • General Science

New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Gain the knowledge and skills required to start an apprenticeship in the electrical industry.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2387
Next Starts October 2021
Credits 120
Level 3
Additional Equipment/Fees NULL
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2387-STRU
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Additional Entry Requirements

In addition you need to:

Declare whether you have ever been refused enrolment or registration or been subject to disciplinary investigation by a regulatory authority in New Zealand or overseas.

  • Additional Information: We recommend that you review the requirements for registration published by the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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