New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering

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

While most candidates will be registered electricians, it is not an entry requirement for the qualification. However, candidates must be registered before they can be awarded the qualification.

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.

What graduates earn

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


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Transpower Rural Communities Trust Tertiary Grant

Provided by:

Rural Communities Trust



So far, almost 1,000 grants have been approved, totaling well over $600,000.

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Methanex Undergraduate Scholarships

Provided by:

Petroleum Skills Association NZ



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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: (09) 525 2590
Fax: (09) 525 2591

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

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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