New Zealand Certificate in Emergency Communications Centres

Ignite Colleges

Subject area

Fire Technology and Rescue Services


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is designed for people who work in an emergency communications centre where they respond to a wide range of communicative tasks involving emergencies.
This qualification contributes to a safer New Zealand through providing skilled emergency communications operators who are the first point of call for the community in an emergency situation.
Graduates will be able to contribute to an emergency communications centre team, under limited supervision.
Graduates of the Dispatch optional strand will also be able to work with other emergency provider organisations in the dispatch of appropriate resources to an emergency incident.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Engineering and Related Technologies at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (022) 0791579
Fax: (09) 2682550

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