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UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory is a one-year full-time pre-apprenticeship programme with a practical focus that will help get your career started as an electrician or other roles in the electrical industry.
The New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory is one of two entry pathways into the electrical industry and is intended for candidates who do not have an electrical apprenticeship agreement.
Career & Study Outcomes
This qualification provides a pathway to further tertiary study at certificate or diploma level, including UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Engineering.
Graduates of this qualification will, in the context of the wider electrical industry and under supervision and in a controlled environment, be able to:
Graduates of this qualification will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and attributes to work in apprenticeships in the electrical industry in the field of their choice with guidance, mentoring, and supervision in accordance with the Electricity Act 1992. Examples of roles that this qualification may lead to are:
Graduates may also be able to work in areas such as electrical wholesaling or retailing as a counter sales person, or electrical meter readers.
UCOL staff have strong links to the electrical industry and the programme is supported by local electrical contractors so that graduates of this programme are work ready.
Applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 (or equivalent including TOEFL - UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre). IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). TOEFL (iBT) score of 35 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge B2 First (for Schools), C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency: B2 with score of 154; no less than 154 in each skill; OET: Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; PToE (Academic) score of 36 with no band less than 36.
Under 20 years of age:
For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply (Entry requirements vary from country to country). For more details, please visit the institution website.
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