New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Security

Manukau Institute of Technology

Subject area

Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

It is recommended that candidates have achieved the New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3) with strands in Installation and Service [Ref: 2767] or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skill before enrolling in a programme leading to this qualification.

All candidates must meet the criteria for a Certificate of Approval as required by the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010 and its amendments and replacements.

People who are working towards either of the optional strands in this programme must hold a Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC) issued by the EWRB. Details of both the Supervision Procedures for trainees and the TLC are available from the EWRB website at The TLC must be uplifted within the first three months of commencing training.

Graduates of the optional strands need to be registered and licensed by the EWRB in order to carry out PEW. Details of the requirements to become registered and licensed and the range of PEW that can be carried out are available on the EWRB website.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is for people who wish to pursue and further their career in the electronic security industry.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to develop electronic security solutions for customers, use their technical knowledge to provide site-wide leadership, supervise people working in the electronic security industry on medium to large projects, and manage stakeholder relationships.

Graduates of the optional strands will also be eligible to apply to the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) to be registered and licensed either as an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed), or an Electrical Installer.

What graduates earn

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


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 22 62 62
Phone: (0800) 626252
Fax: (09) 968 8701

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