New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Trade

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Electrical Engineering




2.1 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 are able to work independently to install, test, commission, and maintain electrical installations and equipment safely; and in accordance with the Electricity Act 1992.

The qualification includes strands to recognise the differences between electricians who work in domestic, commercial and industrial sectors and electricians who work in the electricity supply sector.

The qualification encompasses the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) electrical theory and regulations examination requirements for registration as an electrician. Graduates may use this New Zealand Certificate as evidence of having met the minimum applicable standards when applying to the EWRB for registration under the Electricity Act 1992.

Graduates will not be able to practice as an electrician until they have met all EWRB registration and licensing requirements.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Must be employed in the electricity supply industry and have enough exposure to gain the relevant skills covered within the programme.

Detailed requirements

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


2.1 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
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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:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 86 22 84
Phone: 0800 86 22 84

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Where does this information come from?

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