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

The Skills Organisation

Subject area

Electrical Engineering

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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 people engaged in the servicing of commercial electrical appliances, domestic electrical appliances, electronic consumer goods, office equipment, portable electrical appliances and power tools. It incorporates a variety of skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career as an electrical appliance service technician or an electronics technician, as reflected in the five strands of the qualification:
. Commercial Electrical Appliances - for example industrial refrigeration, industrial grade electrical appliances and equipment.
. Domestic Electrical Appliances (whiteware) - for example domestic stoves, refrigerators.
. Electronic Consumer Goods (brownware) - for example televisions, Digital Versatile Disc players, and sound systems.
. Office Equipment - for example facsimile machines, photocopiers and printers.
. Portable Electrical Appliances and Power Tools - for example cake mixers, electric shavers, hair dryers, electric drills and skill saws.

After qualifying for the national certificate in one strand, technicians may qualify for additional strands by completing only the requirements of that additional strand's unit standards.

This qualification builds on any of the following National Certificates; National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Appliance and Electronic Servicing) (Level 3) [Ref: 1265], the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 2) [Ref: 0174], or the National Certificate in Electronic Engineering (Level 3) [Ref: 1093] and is typically gained during the third or fourth year of training and work experience.

The compulsory section is designed to ensure that all holders will have knowledge and skills relating to:
. alternating current theory
. direct current power supplies
. first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
. report writing
. safe electrical work practices
. semiconductor power devices
. three-phase theory.

This qualification may lead to the National Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) with strands in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Industrial Measurement and Control, and Telecommunications [Ref: 0846].

What graduates earn

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


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Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Not Available

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Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

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Eastern Bay Energy Trust Scholarships

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Eastern Bay Energy Trust



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Horizon Energy Scholarship

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Eastern Bay Energy Trust



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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: 0508 754557
Fax: (09) 525 2591

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

Campus locations


Level 2, LG House
60 Highbrook
East Tamaki

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