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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electromechanical Maintenance and Repair) (Level 4) with optional strand in Electrical Service Technician (EST)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 120
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 electrotechnology industry with commercially competent people who have the skills and knowledge required to maintain and repair electromechanical equipment and related apparatus.

This qualification provides an entry point into the electrotechnology industry and is intended for candidates who are training in the workplace, or who wish to have their existing knowledge and skills in this area credentialised.

Graduates of the optional strand are also able to carry out prescribed electrical work (PEW) within the limits of the Electrical Service Technician (EST) electrical licence.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Carry out maintenance, testing, fault diagnosis, and repair of electromechanical equipment and related apparatus.
- Monitor and use safe working procedures and practices to identify, control, and manage hazards in the workplace and environment.
- Develop and maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies specific to electromechanical equipment.
- Work ethically and professionally within the electrotechnology industry and communicate effectively with stakeholders on electromechanical equipment related matters.

Graduates of the Electrical Service Technician (EST) strand will also be able to:
- Carry out prescribed electrical work (PEW) within the limits of the Electrical Service Technician (EST) licence requirements.
Education pathways
This qualification can build on the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3) [Ref: 2387].

Graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within the electrotechnology industry such as the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) with strands in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Fire Engineering [Ref: 2612].
Employment pathways
Graduates will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and attributes to work independently in the electromechanical maintenance and repair industry as commercially competent practitioners.
Graduates of Electrical Service Technician optional strand once registered and licensed can work independently, carry out prescribed electrical work (PEW) up to and including their licence class, and can supervise other electrical workers also up to and including their licence class.
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 http://ewrb.govt.nz.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation The Skills Organisation
Developed By Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2565
Status Current
Created March 2015
Next Review June 2024
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