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National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Electrical)

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Subject area

Electrical Fitting, Electrical Mechanics

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Entry requirements

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This national certificate is awarded to people who have demonstrated competence in the knowledge and skills required for employment in the electricity supply industry and marks an intermediate stage in the training programme for people wishing to qualify as an Electricity Supply Electrician, Electrical Fitter, or Electrical Technician. It is typically achieved in the second or third year of a three to four year training programme. This qualification incorporates twenty seven compulsory standards out of a total of sixty one standards that meet the core competencies required by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) for electrical registration under the Electricity Act 1992.

Holders of this qualification will have accomplished a range of knowledge and skills, assessed both off-the-job (during training courses) and on-the-job (in the workplace). These include:
. knowledge of basic electrical theory, concepts, and trade practice;
. skills and knowledge related to working safely in electrical environments, including safe-working practices, and safety testing;
. some knowledge and application of relevant legislation, codes of practice, and standards;
. knowledge of the New Zealand electricity supply system;
. competence in some of the practical skills required of a fully qualified electrician;
. generic skills and knowledge related to working effectively in the electricity supply industry, such as communication skills, and report writing;
. drawing and interpreting electrical diagrams;
. knowledge of electric motors.

The strands recognise a selection of Electricity Supply Electrician competencies at levels 2 and 3, Electrical Fitter competencies, or Electrical Technician competencies required by employers in the electricity supply industry. Electricity Supply Electricians install and maintain electrical services associated with distribution networks, power stations, and substations. Electrical Fitters install and maintain electrical services associated with distribution networks and power stations, which require additional skills in mechanical construction and maintenance. Electrical Technicians install, maintain, test and commission electrical services associated with distribution networks, power stations, and substations.

This qualification can lead to the National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Electrical) (Level 4) with strands in Electricity Supply Electrician, Electrical Fitter, and Electrical Technician [Ref: 1295].

What graduates earn

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


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Scholarship information

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Spark Scholarship

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Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara - Scholarships




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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

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Free phone: (0800) 486 626
Phone: (0800) 486 626
Fax: (04) 499 9145
Email: askus@connexis.org.nz
Web: http://www.connexis.org.nz

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