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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 250
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology » Electrical Engineering
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the electrical industry with commercially competent registered electricians who are able to install, test, commission, and service electrical installations and equipment safely and in accordance with the Electricity Act 1992.

This qualification provides an entry into the electrical industry and is intended for candidates who are training in the workplace and who can fulfil the requirements of the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC). Generally this is in conjunction with an apprenticeship.

As the qualification includes the EWRB electrical theory and regulations examinations that are required for registration as an electrician, graduates will be able to apply to the EWRB for registration once they have been awarded the qualification.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Install, commission, and maintain electrical systems and equipment, including electrical protection
- Carry out fault diagnosis and testing of electrical systems and equipment
- Monitor and maintain safe working; procedures, practices, and environment, and identify and control hazards in the workplace
- Apply electrical and relevant non-electrical legislation governing the work of electricians
- Install and maintain electrical machines and control systems
- Install and maintain electrical equipment in special electrical situations
- Work ethically and professionally within the electrical industry, as a commercially competent registered electrician, including maintaining current competency and communicating with stakeholders on electrical and related matters
Education pathways
This qualification provides one of two entry options to the electrical industry and is intended for candidates who have an electrical apprenticeship agreement. The other option is for people who do not have an apprenticeship agreement. Those candidates will be signed to the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3) [Ref: 2387].

This qualification can build on the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3) [Ref: 2387], which is not a pre-requisite for this qualification. Credits gained from the lower level qualification will contribute to this qualification.

Electricity Supply candidates will be working towards or will have achieved the New Zealand Certificate in Electricity Supply (Introductory) (Level 2) [Ref: 2136], which is an introductory qualification specifically for Electricity Supply workers.

On completion of this qualification graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within the electrical industry such as the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 5) [Ref: 2384], or the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering [Ref: 112950]. Graduates may also progress to degree level programmes.

Electricity supply electricians who have graduated from this qualification may also progress to the National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Power Technician) (Level 5) with an optional strand in Generation and Sustainable Energy [Ref: 1260] or its replacement.
Employment pathways
Graduates will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and attributes to work independently as commercially competent electricians in the electrical industry in the field of their choice. Once registered and licensed, they can supervise other electrical workers up to and including their licence class. Examples of roles are Electricity Supply Electrician, Domestic/Commercial Electrician, or Industrial Electrician.
In the Electrical Supply Industry, this qualification can form the basis for diversifying into a variety of Electricity Supply technician roles.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Candidates must have achieved the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) (Level 2) in Mathematics, English, and Physics or General Science, or equivalent qualifications before starting the qualification.
Education Organisation 5 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 2388
Status Current
Created December 2014
Last Date For Entry December 2024
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