Field                   Engineering and Technology


Revision of Electricity Supply qualification


National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Electrical) (Level 4) with strands in Electricity Supply Electrician, Electrical Fitter, and Electrical Technician [Ref: 1295]


The Skills Organisation has completed the revision of the expiring qualification above to facilitate achievement of this qualification.


Replacement qualification


New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4) [Ref: 2388].


Date new version published                                                             April 2016


Summary of review and consultation process


Assessment in the workplace identified that unit standard 26019 in the Electrical Technician Strand could not be achieved. This unit standard was deleted and unit standard 27655 was added. All standards listed for this strand are required.


Main changes resulting from the review



For detailed information see Review Summaries on the NZQA website.

NZQF National Qualification Registration Information





Last Date for Assessment



June 2007

December 2016



October 2007

December 2016



August 2013

December 2021



November 2014

December 2021



April 2016

December 2021




Existing trainees enrolled in version 3 or 4 can either complete this qualification or transfer their results to the version 5 of the qualification.


It is anticipated that no existing candidates will be disadvantaged by these transition arrangements. However, anyone who feels that they have been disadvantaged may appeal to The Skills Organisation at the address below.  Appeals will be considered on a case by case basis.





For further information contact:


The Skills Organisation

PO Box 24469

Royal Oak

Auckland 1345


Telephone              09 525 2590

Facsimile                09 525 2591



Key to Qualification Review Categories


Category A

The qualification is published as a new version with the same NQF ID

Changes are made to SSB name, contact details or purpose statement

No change is made to title, rules or components of the qualification

No transition arrangements are required

Category B

The qualification is published as a new version with the same NQF ID

Changes are made to title, rules or components

The new version of the qualification recognises a similar skill set to that recognised by the previous version

The SSB is confident that people awarded the new or previous version are comparable in terms of competence

Transition arrangements are required if candidates must gain additional/different credits for the new version

Category C

A new (replacement) qualification is published with new NQF ID

Significant changes are made to the qualification in terms of components, structure, type or level

The SSB views people with the replacement qualification as being significantly different in terms of competence from those with the replaced qualification

Transition arrangements are required

Transition may be limited to phase-out dates

Category D

Qualification will expire.

There is no replacement qualification

Qualification is no longer required by industry

The qualification is designated as expiring and a last date for meeting the qualification requirements is set