National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Appliance and Electronic Servicing)

The Skills Organisation

Subject area

Electrical Engineering

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is for people engaged in the servicing of electrical appliances and electronic equipment and marks an intermediate stage in their training. It incorporates a variety of skills and underpinning knowledge to prepare technicians to competently and safely service a wide range of small appliances, electric tools and electronic equipment. The qualification also meets the legal requirements for registration with the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) as an Electrical Service Technician (EST) registration with a 230 volt limitation, including connection of single phase appliances to fixed outlets.

Typically this qualification is gained after approximately two years of training and work experience.

Holders of this qualification have knowledge and skills relating to:
. first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
. safe electrical work practices
. magnetism, electricity, and mains supply systems
. soldering and wiring skills
. selecting and connecting flexible leads
. electrical protection, isolation, and connection to the supply
. safety and operational testing of appliances
. single phase motor theory and replacement
. proper use of tools
. power supplies and semiconductor devices
. fault-finding techniques
. competence in practical servicing of electrical appliances that meets the requirements for EST registration with a 230 volt limitation, including connection of single phase appliances to fixed outlets
. theory requirements for EST registration with a 230 volt limitation, including connection of single phase appliances to fixed outlets
. maths and mechanics.

The qualification is one of the prerequisites for the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Appliance and Electronic Servicing) (Level 4) with strands in Commercial Electrical Appliances, Domestic Electrical Appliances, Electronic Consumer Goods, Office Equipment, and Portable Electrical Appliances and Power Tools [Ref: 1266]. It is a useful foundation for product-specific training.

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

Spark Scholarship

Provided by:

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara - Scholarships

Website:

http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships

Value:

$5,000 per annum

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Waikato-Tainui Tertiary Education Grants

Provided by:

Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust - Grants Officer

Website:

http://www.waikatotainui.com/

Value:

Contribution towards tuition fees only

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

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

Where does this information come from?
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