New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Trade

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Electrical Engineering


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Entry requirements

The National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) (Level 2) [Ref: 0973] with Mathematics and English subjects; or equivalent knowledge and skills is a prerequisite for entry into programmes leading to this 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 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.

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) 486 626
Phone: (0800) 486 626
Fax: (04) 499 9145

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