New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade)

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Subject area

Electrical Engineering


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Entry requirements

Candidates must have achieved the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) (Level 2) in Mathematics, English, and Physics or General Science, or equivalent qualifications before starting 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 are able to install, test, commission, and service electrical installations and equipment safely and in accordance with the Electricity Act 1992.

This qualification provides an entry into the electrical industry and is intended for candidates who are training in the workplace and who can fulfil the requirements of the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC). Generally this is in conjunction with an apprenticeship.

As the qualification includes the EWRB electrical theory and regulations examinations that are required for registration as an electrician, graduates will be able to apply to the EWRB for registration once they have been awarded the qualification.

What graduates earn

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


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (03) 940 8669
Fax: (03) 366 6544

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