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Level 2

Demonstrate and apply elementary knowledge of wireless transmission
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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19745 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for use in the training of electronics technicians. It covers the elementary knowledge of signals and transmission of information fundamental to an understanding of electronics and telecommunications. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate: . knowledge of waveforms; . knowledge of concepts of bandwidth, communication channels, and transmission media; and . apply knowledge of concepts of wireless transmission.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Prevent electrostatic damage to electronic components
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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5934 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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This unit standard is for electronics technicians and others who have to handle electronic components and equipment where the possibility of damage by electrostatic discharge exists. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate: - knowledge of the causes of static electricity in the electronics workplace, and the damage it can do to semiconductors; - knowledge of the precautions to minimise electrostatic discharge; and - the use of anti-static precautions.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Level 3

Demonstrate and apply fundamental knowledge of microcontrollers

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19747 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for use in the training of electronics technicians. It covers knowledge of microcontroller basics and the use of a microcontroller. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of a typical microcontroller system; and . control a physical process using a microcontroller.

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CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply fundamental knowledge of d.c. principles for electronics technicians
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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20430 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard covers an introduction to direct current principles for electronics technicians. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate fundamental knowledge of electrical concepts; - calculate current, voltage, resistance, and power in electric circuits; - demonstrate fundamental knowledge of resistance; - demonstrate fundamental knowledge of practical linear and non-linear resistors; - demonstrate fundamental knowledge of resistive voltage dividers; - demonstrate fundamental knowledge of e.m.f. production; - demonstrate fundamental knowledge of magnetism; and - apply fundamental d.c. principles to a given electronics application.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply fundamental knowledge of a.c. principles for electronics technicians
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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20431 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard covers an introduction to alternating current principles for electronics technicians. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the nature of sinusoidal alternating voltages and currents; . demonstrate fundamental knowledge of frequency and the electromagnetic spectrum; . demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the nature of non-sinusoidal waveforms; . demonstrate fundamental knowledge of capacitance and capacitors; . demonstrate fundamental knowledge of inductance and inductors; . demonstrate fundamental knowledge of vector and phasor quantities; . demonstrate fundamental knowledge of reactive components in a.c. circuits; and . apply fundamental a.c. principles to a given electronics application.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply fundamental knowledge of digital electronics for electronics technicians
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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20432 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard covers an introduction to digital electronic devices and circuits for electronics technicians. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate: . knowledge of number systems; . knowledge of combinational logic circuits; . knowledge of TTL and CMOS logic families; . knowledge of simple sequential logic circuits; . and apply knowledge of PLDs; and . knowledge of integrated circuit pulse generators and timers.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply fundamental knowledge of analogue electronics for electronics technicians
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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20433 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard covers an introduction to analogue electronic devices and circuits for electronics technicians. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate fundamental knowledge of: . semiconductor diodes and their applications; . bipolar and enhancement mode field effect transistors, and their use in d.c. switching circuits; . operational amplifiers and their applications; and . d.c. power supplies and electronic regulators.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of practical mathematics for electronics technicians
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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20434 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard covers the practical mathematics required by electronics technicians in the laboratory and workplace. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . perform arithmetical calculations; . solve problems by rearranging given formulae; . solve algebraic equations; . perform calculations involving decibels; . perform calculations involving right angled triangles; . use complex numbers for simple alternating current applications; and . identify and sketch graphs of functions commonly found in electronics.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of electronic test equipment

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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 8199.

20615 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard covers the use of test equipment widely employed in the electronics industry and laboratories to measure electronic circuits. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate and apply knowledge of electrical measuring instruments; - demonstrate knowledge of measurement accuracy and calibration when testing electronic equipment; - demonstrate and apply knowledge of digital and analogue multimeters; - demonstrate and apply knowledge of a bench power supply; - demonstrate and apply knowledge of a function generator; - demonstrate and apply knowledge of an oscilloscope; and - demonstrate and apply knowledge of logic probes.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of A/D and D/A conversion
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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24885 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard covers the principals and application of analogue to digital and digital to analogue conversion. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of A/D and D/A converters; . demonstrate knowledge of A/D and D/A conversion; and . use A/D and D/A converters in a practical application.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of specialist equipment used in electronic repairs

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30642 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for electronics and service technicians, who have to test, diagnose, and handle electronic components and equipment, and select appropriate batteries and chargers. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - static electricity, and the damage it can do to semiconductors; - the techniques to minimise electrostatic discharge; - battery testing for electronic applications; - selection of batteries and appropriate chargers for given applications; - electrical measuring and test instruments; and - oscilloscope use and application.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Test and select batteries used in electronic applications and select suitable chargers

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8195 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are required to maintain batteries for battery operated equipment in good order. It covers testing and selection of a variety of batteries for use in electronic products or equipment, and selection of suitable battery chargers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . test batteries used in electronic applications; . select batteries for given electronic applications; and . select battery chargers for given batteries.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of cathode ray tubes
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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8216 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard covers cathode ray tube (CRT) theory and applications for electronics technicians. Included are: . knowledge of CRTs; and . CRT measurement and adjustment.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Level 4

Demonstrate electronic printed circuit board layout skills
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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16993 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard covers the introductory design and development of PC boards. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of printed circuit board materials and manufacturing process; . interpret electronic circuit design information in preparation for creation of printed circuit board layout; and . create a printed circuit board layout using CAD technology.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of d.c. principles for electronics technicians

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20712 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate and apply knowledge of network theorems; . demonstrate knowledge of the Wheatstone bridge circuit; . demonstrate knowledge of electromagnetism; and . apply knowledge of d.c. principles.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of a.c. principles for electronics technicians

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20713 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: . reactive circuits and resonance; . self inductance and mutual inductance; . the nature and application of three phase sinusoidal alternating currents; . single-phase transformers; and . apply knowledge of a.c. principles.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of digital principles for electronics technicians

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20714 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of microprocessor or microcontroller systems; . programme and test a microprocessor or microcontroller application; . demonstrate knowledge of external serial bus systems to enable expansion; . demonstrate knowledge of analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion; and . test analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue converters.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of analogue principles for electronics technicians

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20715 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - small signal Class A amplifier circuits using bipolar and field effect transistors; - emitter follower or source follower amplifier circuits; - power amplifiers; - differential amplifiers and associated circuits; - feedback in electronic circuits; - sine wave oscillators; - filter concepts; and - apply knowledge of analogue electronics principles.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of transducers and their interfaces with digital circuits
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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20716 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard covers transducers and associated digital interfaces for electronics technicians. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of electronic transducers and their applications; . demonstrate knowledge of interfacing transducers with digital circuits; and . test transducers and interface circuits using testing instruments.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of electronic filters, oscillators, and frequency synthesisers

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20717 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of : . passive filters; . active filters; . digital filters; . practical oscillator circuits; . frequency synthesising networks using a PLL; and . apply knowledge of frequency selective, generating, and synthesising networks.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of advanced electronic measurement
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 20721 have been replaced by unit standard 26725.

20718 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard covers the use of test equipment widely used in the electronics industry and laboratories to measure electronic circuits at an advanced level. Included is the knowledge of: . multimeters; . analogue oscilloscopes; . taking measurements with analogue and digital multimeters; . taking measurements with oscilloscopes; . and the use of a logic probe to verify threshold voltages and test logic levels.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of radio communications for electronics technicians

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20719 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers radio communications theory for electronics technicians. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of frequency and the electromagnetic spectrum; . demonstrate knowledge of electromagnetic propagation, RF transmission lines, and aerials; . demonstrate knowledge of modulation and noise; . demonstrate knowledge of AM and SSB receiver principles; . demonstrate knowledge of FM receiver principles; . demonstrate knowledge of transmitter principles; . demonstrate knowledge of frequency synthesis; . demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts of communication systems; and . apply radio communications principles.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of radar principles for electronics technicians
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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20720 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers radar theory for electronics technicians. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: . electromagnetic propagation relevant to radar systems; . radar fundamentals; . radar antennae and waveguides; . microwave technology relevant to radar systems; . radar systems technology; and . radar performance.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply introductory knowledge of electronic engineering
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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22726 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers the fundamental principles of electronics. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate basic knowledge of various semiconductor devices; . demonstrate and apply knowledge of BJTs and enhancement mode MOSFETs in switching circuits; . describe the function of a general-purpose operational amplifier and define its main parameters; . describe the operation of linear d.c. power supplies; . use common test equipment to take measurements and locate faults in electronic circuits; and . design and prototype a combinatorial logic circuit to solve electrotechnology problems.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of generic electronic products or systems for electronics technicians
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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26723 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for electronics technicians who are responsible for the diagnosis and repair of generic electronic products or systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: - technology employed in generic electronic products or systems; and - equipment associated with electronic products or systems.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of electronic product reliability and advanced electronic measurement and diagnosis

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20718 and unit standard 20721.

26725 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for electronics technicians and covers product reliability and the use of test equipment widely used in the electronics industry and laboratories to measure electronic circuits at an advanced level. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of electronic component reliability failure modes; . describe environmental factors that affect electronic equipment reliability and techniques to minimise these effects; . use advanced functions of oscilloscopes; . use advanced measurement techniques; . apply basic instrument calibration procedures; . demonstrate the use of typical fault-finding equipment; . demonstrate and apply knowledge of repair strategies and the economic viability of repair; and . demonstrate and apply knowledge of logical and systematic fault-finding techniques to diagnose faults on microprocessor and/or microcontroller-based equipment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of switching power supplies

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8211 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of switching power supplies; and - apply knowledge of switching power supplies.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Level 5

Demonstrate and apply intermediate knowledge of electronic engineering
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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16968 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers knowledge of the analysis of analogue circuits and the use of simulation programs to determine circuit performance. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of first order single resistor RC low and high pass filters; . demonstrate knowledge of the principles of operational amplifiers as applied to the design of practical circuits; . demonstrate knowledge of DAC and ADC circuits; . explain the principles of switching regulators; and . demonstrate knowledge of active filters.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of digital systems technology
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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16969 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers aspects of digital systems from a basic level through to an intermediate level. It also covers aspects of how individual digital system components are integrated into complete systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate: . knowledge of digital system building blocks; . and apply knowledge of PLDs; and . knowledge of digital interfacing techniques in accordance with industry practice.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply intermediate knowledge of programmable logic controller engineering applications
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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22727 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers the concepts of PLC systems, applications and programming for engineers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of programmable logic controller hardware concepts; . demonstrate and apply knowledge of programmable logic controller software concepts; and . demonstrate knowledge of systems associated with PLCs.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply intermediate knowledge of microcontroller engineering concepts
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 11571.

22728 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers the basics of microcontroller architecture, applications and interfacing requirement. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate and apply knowledge of microcontroller hardware; and . demonstrate practical microcontroller software development methods.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Level 6

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of electronic signal technology engineering
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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11572 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers electronic devices and signals. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate and apply knowledge of small signal transistor amplifier design; . demonstrate knowledge of power semiconductor devices as applied to power amplifiers; . demonstrate knowledge of operational amplifier circuits; . demonstrate knowledge of waveform generation; . describe Fourier analysis; . describe DSP systems; and . demonstrate knowledge of digital and analogue modulation.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of power electronics technology engineering
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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11573 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers the concepts and applications of power electronics and includes the basic types of converters. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . describe power switching devices; . describe power conversion systems; . demonstrate knowledge of a.c. to d.c. conversion; . demonstrate knowledge of d.c. to a.c. and d.c. to d.c. conversion; . demonstrate knowledge of a.c. to a.c. conversion; and . describe power control applications.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of real-time programming in electrotechnology engineering
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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11580 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers real-time programming for electrotechnology engineering. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate and apply knowledge of real-time programming in electrotechnology engineering.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply advanced knowledge of programmable logic controller engineering applications
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 11579.

22729 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers advanced knowledge of PLC systems, applications, and programming methods. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . demonstrate knowledge of and use PLCs in advanced practical applications; and . describe and implement advanced input/output modules, communication methods, and control systems relevant to PLCs.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply advanced knowledge of microcontroller engineering concepts
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2024.

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22730 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard covers microcontroller system software development, peripheral devices interfacing, modular design, and application design. People credited with this unit standard are able to: . apply microcontroller hardware technology to a given application; . analyse and implement the operation of off-chip peripherals; . and use microcontroller development tools; . investigate testing strategies and programming techniques for conformance to specification and fault tolerance; and . develop a working software solution to meet a given specification using techniques to aid testing and fault tolerance.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Data as at 21 May 2024