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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres (Level 4) with optional strands in Explosion-Protected Electrical Equipment Installation, Explosion-Protected Electrical Equipment Inspection, and Explosion-Protected Electrical Equipment in Underground Mines
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 50
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 competent practitioners who are able to work safely and autonomously with explosion-protected equipment in explosive atmospheres.

This qualification is suitable for people who intend be working with explosion-protected electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres.

The optional strands provide additional outcomes specific to electrical equipment.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply the necessary principles, procedures, and statutory requirements to safely enter and to safely operate in an explosive atmospheres site.
- Maintain explosion-protected electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres.

Graduates of the Explosion-Protected Electrical Equipment Installation strand will also be able to:
- Plan and carry out the installation of explosion-protected electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres.

Graduates of the Explosion-Protected Electrical Equipment Inspection strand will also be able to:
- Inspect explosion-protected electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres.

Graduates of the Explosion-Protected Electrical Equipment in Underground Mines strand will also be able to:
- Plan, install, maintain, and inspect explosion-protected equipment in underground mines.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4) [Ref: 2388] or the New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Practice) (Level 4) [Ref: 2251].

On completion of this qualification graduates may progress to higher level programmes such as the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 5) [Ref: 2384].
Employment pathways
Graduates will be equipped to work safely and competently in industries where explosive atmospheres such as dust, gas, or vapours may exist. These may include but are not limited to pulp and paper manufacture, the petrochemical industry, steel and aluminium processing, wood processing, food processing, and the oil and gas industries.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
It is recommended that candidates have achieved the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) (Level 2) [Ref: 0973] in Mathematics, English, and Physics or General Science, or equivalent.

Candidates intending to undertake study towards the Explosion-Protected Electrical Equipment Installation optional strand of this qualification should hold an appropriate current practising licence as issued by the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

Candidates intending to undertake study towards the Explosion-Protected Electrical Equipment Inspection optional strand of this qualification should have completed the Explosion-Protected Electrical Equipment Installation optional strand of this qualification and hold a current electrical inspector practising licence as issued by the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

Candidates intending to undertake study towards the Explosion-Protected Electrical Equipment in Underground Mines optional strand of this qualification should have completed the Explosion-Protected Electrical Equipment Inspection optional strands of this qualification and hold an appropriate current practising licence as issued by the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

Unless registered with a current practicing licence or with a Trainee Limited Certificate, graduates of this qualification cannot carry out prescribed electrical work.

The qualification aligns with the requirements of AS/NZS 4761:2017 Competencies for working with electrical equipment in hazardous areas (EEHA).

This qualification does not cover knowledge and skills required to classify hazardous areas or design electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres.
Education Organisation The Skills Organisation
Developed By Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3614
Status Current
Created March 2017
Next Review December 2021
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