Domain - Electric Switchboards

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Level 3

Demonstrate knowledge of electric switchboard components and their representation on drawings
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29755.

14970 Unit Standard 30 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for the training and assessment of people engaged in the manufacture of electric switchboards and covers a general knowledge of switchboard components and how they are represented on drawings. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of switchgear components; - demonstrate knowledge of cable types; - demonstrate knowledge of busbars and busbar coatings; - describe busbar jointing methods; - demonstrate knowledge of electric switchboard drawings; and - interpret switchgear symbols and variables.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Use and maintain specialised tools and fixings for electric switchboard manufacture
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29756.

14971 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for the training and assessment of people engaged in the manufacture of electric switchboards and covers the knowledge and skill required to competently and safely use tools and fixings to manufacture electric switchboards. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - maintain tools used in switchboard manufacture; - use tools safely and accurately in switchboard manufacture; - fabricate mounting components under supervision; and - use fixings in switchboard manufacture.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Assemble electric switchboards
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29757.

14972 Unit Standard 30 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for the training and assessment of people engaged in the manufacture of electric switchboards and covers the knowledge and skill required to assemble switchboards from basic switchgear and control gear components and drawing specifications. It excludes the electrical wiring and the fabrication of busbars. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - prepare components for assembly of electric switchboards; - assemble switchboard enclosures; - fit switchgear components; - identify and prevent switchboard access and termination difficulties; - communicate switchboard fabrication difficulties; and - verify suitability of switchboard assembly.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Wire electric switchboards
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29758.

14973 Unit Standard 30 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for the training and assessment of people engaged in the manufacture of electric switchboards and covers the knowledge and skill required to install and terminate switchboard cables and wires. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - select cables, wires, and associated hardware for electric switchboards; - install cables, wires, and associated hardware in electric switchboards; - terminate cables and wires in electric switchboards; - rectify switchboard design problems; and - verify installation of switchboard cabling and wiring.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Fabricate and install busbars in electric switchboards
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29759.

14974 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for the training and assessment of people engaged in the manufacture of electric switchboards and covers the knowledge and skill required to fabricate and install busbars to given specifications. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - make single bends in busbars to a plan; - achieve specified busbar sets; - punch or drill holes in busbars; and - install busbars and bracing systems.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Install earthing systems and shrouding on electric switchboards
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29760.

14975 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for the training and assessment of people engaged in the manufacture of electric switchboards and covers the knowledge and skill required to install earthing systems and shrouding on electric switchboards. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of the regulations applicable to earthing and shrouding of switchboards; - install switchboard earthing systems; and - fabricate and install switchboard shrouding.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Handle switchgear equipment and switchboards safely
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 24611.

14976 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: recognise the value of switchgear equipment and components; receive and unpack switchgear equipment; and manoeuvre switchgear equipment and switchboards safely.

Standard-setting body:

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

Demonstrate knowledge of regulations relevant to the switchboard industry
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29761.

14977 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for the training and assessment of people engaged in the manufacture of electric switchboards and covers knowledge of legislation and standards relevant to the switchboard industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of regulations relevant to switchboard manufacture in terms of location, source, and management; and - demonstrate knowledge of the application of regulations relevant to switchboard manufacture.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Test electric switchboards
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 24609 were replaced by unit standard 29951. This unit standard and unit standard 24609 replaced unit standard 14980.

24608 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for the training and assessment of people engaged in the manufacture of electric switchboards and covers the knowledge and skill required to test electric switchboards. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - prepare to test electric switchboards; - test electric switchboards; and - check and set protection devices.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Handle switchgear equipment and switchboards in a safe manner
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29752. This unit standard replaced unit standard 14976.

24611 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture of electric switchboards, and covers knowledge and practice related to receiving and handling switchboard equipment safely. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - receive and unpack switchgear equipment; and - manoeuvre switchgear equipment and switchboards safely.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Level 4

Demonstrate knowledge of electric switchboard testing
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29762.

14978 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for the training and assessment of people engaged in the manufacture of electric switchboards and covers electric switchboard testing theory. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - describe switchboard test equipment; - demonstrate knowledge of switchboard inspection and testing methods; - demonstrate knowledge of anticipated results of switchboard tests; and - explain the application of thermal imaging to switchboard testing.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of switchboard circuits

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Version 6

14979 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture of switchboards in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - explain the functions of switchboard components and circuits; - use drafting software to draw a switchboard schematic diagram; and - explain the potential for electrical interference.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Perform production testing of electric switchboards
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 24608 and unit standard 24609.

14980 Unit Standard 40 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare to test and test electric switchboards; and check and set protection devices.

Standard-setting body:

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

Modify installed switchboards

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Version 6

14981 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture and installation of switchboards in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - isolate switchboards; - modify and test switchboards; - re-energise switchboards; and - document switchboard modifications.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of busbar design
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

14982 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine switchboard busbar sizes; describe methods of mounting and spacing busbars; explain the effects of temperature on busbars; and describe parallel busbar effects.

Standard-setting body:

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

Perform compliance testing of electric switchboards
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 24608 were replaced by unit standard 29951. This unit standard and unit standard 24608 replaced unit standard 14980.

24609 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for the training and assessment of people engaged in the manufacture of electric switchboards and covers the knowledge and skill required to perform compliance tests on electric switchboards. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - prepare to compliance test electric switchboards; - test electric switchboards in accordance with compliance requirements; and - check and set protection devices.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of busbar design

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Version 4

24610 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture of switchboards in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of three different switchboard busbar sizes; - demonstrate knowledge of busbar mounting and spacing methods; and - explain how busbar system design, location, and orientation can influence performance.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of electric switchboards
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2027.

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Version 3

29440 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for the training and assessment of people engaged in the electrical industry and covers knowledge of electric switchboards and circuits. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - explain the functions of switchboard components and circuits; - demonstrate knowledge of switchboard construction and installation requirements; - draw a switchboard schematic diagram; - describe the potential for electrical interference; and - explain consumer metering.

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Install automation and control systems in switchboards

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Version 1

29750 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture of switchboards in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - install energy monitoring, management, and power conditioning components in switchgear assemblies; - install communication and signal cables between devices and/or termination points; and - install programmable controllers within control panels and switchgear assemblies.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Carry out switchboard tests

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 24608 and unit standard 24609.

29751 Unit Standard 9 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture of switchboards in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - prepare to test switchboards; - test switchboards; and - check and set protection devices.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Manage switchgear equipment and switchboards in a safe manner

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 26411.

29752 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture of switchboards in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - receive and unpack switchgear equipment in accordance with project documentation and industry practice; and - manage, move, and secure switchgear equipment and switchboards safely.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of switchboard components and their representation in documentation

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 14970.

29755 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture of switchboards in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of layout and physical enclosure requirements of switchboards from documentation; - demonstrate knowledge of switchgear components excluding cables and busbars; - explain the function of different cable types used in the manufacture of switchboards; - demonstrate knowledge of switchgear busbars; - demonstrate knowledge of switchboard drawings; and - create GA or SLD switchboard schematics using CAD.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Use and maintain specialised tools for switchboard assembly and demonstrate mechanical fabrication skills

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 14971.

29756 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture of switchboards in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - maintain specialist tools used in switchboard manufacture; - use tools safely and accurately in switchboard manufacture; - fabricate mounting components; and - demonstrate and apply knowledge of fixings and correct installation in a switchgear assembly.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge to assemble switchboards

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 14972.

29757 Unit Standard 13 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture of switchboards in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - prepare components for assembly of switchboards; - assemble switchboard enclosures; - fit switchgear components; - communicate switchboard fabrication difficulties; and - verify the suitability of switchboard assembly.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Select, install, and terminate cables and wires in switchboards

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 14973.

29758 Unit Standard 13 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture of switchboards in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - select cables, wires, and associated hardware for switchboards to match job requirements; - install cables, wires, and associated hardware in switchboards; - terminate cables and wires in switchboards in accordance with manufacturers'' specifications; - identify and rectify switchboard cabling and wiring design problems; and - verify the installation of switchboard cabling and/or wiring in accordance with manufacturer''s specification, job requirements, and industry practice.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Fabricate and install busbars in switchboards

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 14974.

29759 Unit Standard 14 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture of switchboards in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - make accurate bends in busbars to meet job specifications; - complete specified busbar sets from drawings; - punch and/or drill holes in busbars in accordance with the requirements of the drawing; - install busbars and bracing support systems in accordance with job specification and industry practice; and - explain and demonstrate busbar jointing methods.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of earthing systems, bonding, shrouding, and access control for switchboards

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 14975.

29760 Unit Standard 11 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture of switchboards in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of current regulations applicable to earthing, bonding, and shrouding of switchboards; - install switchboard earthing and bonding systems; - fabricate and install switchboard shrouding; and - demonstrate knowledge of access control for switchboards.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of regulations and ethical practices relevant to the switchboard industry

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 14977.

29761 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture of switchboards in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of ethical and professional work practices in switchboard manufacture; - demonstrate knowledge of regulations specific to switchboard manufacture; and - apply regulations specific to switchboard manufacture in the workplace.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of testing switchboards

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 14978.

29762 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people engaged in the manufacture of switchboards in the electrotechnology industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: - demonstrate knowledge of test equipment; - explain and apply switchboard inspection and testing methods; - demonstrate knowledge of anticipated results of switchboard tests; and - explain and apply knowledge of thermal imaging in switchboard testing.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 3 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council

Data as at 24 February 2024