National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Switchgear Fitter)

The Skills Organisation

Subject area

Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is for switchgear fitters employed in the manufacture, testing and installation of electric switchboards. It is typically gained towards the end of a two to three year traineeship. The qualification builds on the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 2) [Ref: 0174] which covers basic theory and safety practices for the electrical industry.

The qualification covers the following skills:
. knowledge of switchboard components and drawings;
. use and maintenance of specialised tools and fixings;
. assembly, wiring, and testing of switchboards;
. fabrication and installation of busbars;
. safe handling of switchboards and switchgear;
. installation of switchboard earthing systems and shrouding;
. switchboard testing.

Although this qualification is not the intended pathway to becoming an electrician, some people may wish to pursue this possibility. In that case, they will already have gained the first step, ie the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 2) [Ref: 0174]. In addition, the Level 3 switchboard standards in this qualification will satisfy the elective component of the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) (Level 4) [Ref: 1195].

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology at this level can earn:

$30,303

Median earnings one year after study

$33,231

Median earnings two years after study

$45,790

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

58%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Horizon Energy Scholarship

Provided by:

Eastern Bay Energy Trust

Website:

http://www.ebet.org.nz/projects/scholarships?pageID=2145841704

Value:

see 'Additional Information'

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Eastern Bay Energy Trust Scholarships

Provided by:

Eastern Bay Energy Trust

Website:

http://www.ebet.org.nz/projects/scholarships?pageID=2145841704

Value:

Course Fees

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: 0508 754557
Fax: (09) 525 2591
Email: support@skills.org.nz
Web: http://www.skills.org.nz

Please note this qualification may not be available at all these locations. Please contact the provider for more information.

Campus locations

Auckland

Level 2, LG House
60 Highbrook
East Tamaki
Auckland

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