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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Security (Level 4) with optional strands in Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed), and Electrical Installer
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 190
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology » Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification is for people who wish to pursue and further their career in the electronic security industry.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to develop electronic security solutions for customers, use their technical knowledge to provide site-wide leadership, supervise people working in the electronic security industry on medium to large projects, and manage stakeholder relationships.

Graduates of the optional strands will also be eligible to apply to the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) to be registered and licensed either as an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed), or an Electrical Installer.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Manage, maintain, and enhance workplace health and safety procedures, and identify and control hazards that can affect environmental and economic considerations in a workplace.
- Apply knowledge of relevant legislation, standards, and codes of practice to electronic security installation work.
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge to ensure currency with current and emerging electronic security technologies.
- Develop and manage the installation and configuration of a range of electronic security system and network solutions to meet customer requirements.
- Provide leadership and supervision for people working in the electronic security industry.
- Test, service, maintain, and restore electronic security systems and networks to meet customer requirements.
- Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to manage stakeholder relationships in a professional manner.

Graduates of the Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed) strand will also be able to:
- Carry out prescribed electrical work (PEW) to meet the Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed) license requirements.

Graduates of the Electrical Installer strand will also be able to:
- Carry out prescribed electrical work (PEW) to meet the Electrical Installer license requirements.
Education pathways
This qualification can build on the New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3) with strands in Installation and Service [Ref: 2767].

On completion of this qualification graduates may progress to higher level electrotechnology, business, or management qualifications.
Entry Requirements
It is recommended that candidates have achieved the New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3) with strands in Installation and Service [Ref: 2767] or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skill before enrolling in a programme leading to this qualification.

All candidates must meet the criteria for a Certificate of Approval as required by the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010 and its amendments and replacements.

People who are working towards either of the optional strands in this programme must hold a Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC) issued by the EWRB. Details of both the Supervision Procedures for trainees and the TLC are available from the EWRB website at here. The TLC must be uplifted within the first three months of commencing training.

Graduates of the optional strands need to be registered and licensed by the EWRB in order to carry out PEW. Details of the requirements to become registered and licensed and the range of PEW that can be carried out are available on the EWRB website.
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3818
Status Current
Created June 2018
Next Review June 2023

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