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Qualification Title National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Appliance and Electronic Servicing) (Level 3)
Qualification Type National Certificate
Level 3
Credits 80
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology » Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Technology » Electrical Engineering
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification is for people engaged in the servicing of electrical appliances and electronic equipment and marks an intermediate stage in their training. It incorporates a variety of skills and underpinning knowledge to prepare technicians to competently and safely service a wide range of small appliances, electric tools and electronic equipment. The qualification also meets the legal requirements for registration with the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) as an Electrical Service Technician (EST) registration with a 230 volt limitation, including connection of single phase appliances to fixed outlets.

Typically this qualification is gained after approximately two years of training and work experience.

Holders of this qualification have knowledge and skills relating to:
. first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
. safe electrical work practices
. magnetism, electricity, and mains supply systems
. soldering and wiring skills
. selecting and connecting flexible leads
. electrical protection, isolation, and connection to the supply
. safety and operational testing of appliances
. single phase motor theory and replacement
. proper use of tools
. power supplies and semiconductor devices
. fault-finding techniques
. competence in practical servicing of electrical appliances that meets the requirements for EST registration with a 230 volt limitation, including connection of single phase appliances to fixed outlets
. theory requirements for EST registration with a 230 volt limitation, including connection of single phase appliances to fixed outlets
. maths and mechanics.

The qualification is one of the prerequisites for the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Appliance and Electronic Servicing) (Level 4) with strands in Commercial Electrical Appliances, Domestic Electrical Appliances, Electronic Consumer Goods, Office Equipment, and Portable Electrical Appliances and Power Tools [Ref: 1266]. It is a useful foundation for product-specific training.
Entry Requirements Not available
Developed By Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1265
Status Discontinued
Created November 2006
Last Reviewed December 2018
Last Date For Entry December 2018
Discontinued December 2021

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