New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering

Waikato Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Electrical Engineering




2 Years

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the electrical industry with commercially competent registered electricians who have advanced and broad operational, technical, and theoretical skills and knowledge to carry out a full range of prescribed electrical work in their industry sector in accordance with the Electricity Act 1992, and can manage electrical projects.

This qualification is for those who are already registered electricians and wish to progress their career as an Electrical Inspector, managers, or specialists in the electrical industry.

The qualification includes the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) licensing requirements to become eligible to register as an Electrical Inspector. Graduates will be able to apply to the EWRB for registration once they have been awarded this qualification.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

2.1 General Academic Admission a) Candidates must have completed the off-job requirements of the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4); or b) Equivalent. 2.2 English Language Requirements Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5; or equivalent. 3. Transfer of Credit 3.1 100% transfer of credit is available for this programme (both formal transfer of credit and recognition of prior learning).

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
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Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $38,295
Earnings range $31,141 - $47,060
In employment 68%
In further study 28%
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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