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National Certificate in Electronics Technology (Level 3)

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13 weeks
Start date: To be confirmed
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This qualifications is designed for people interested in electronics who may wish to pursue further training and employment in this field.

The compulsory component recognises skills and knowledge in the construction, operation, and performance of:

  • electronic programmable circuits
  • electronic devices
  • electronic prototypes.

The elective component allows candidates to select skills and knowledge relevant to their training needs and employment goals.


  • Test electrical appliances for safety
  • Draw & interpret electrical diagrams
  • Demonstrate knowledge of circuit protection
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand electrical supply system
  • Demonstrate knowledge of electrical cables and accessories
  • Demonstrate knowledge of direct current (DC) power supplies
  • Construct, and report on the performance of a simple electronic programmable circuit
  • Describe & construct circuits to demonstrate the operation and properties of electronic devices
  • Plan, construct, modify, & report on an electronic prototype
  • Demonstrate knowledge of & build circuits using digital electronic devices that interface with ADC and DAC functions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the practical applications of logic circuits


This programme leads to further on-job and off-job apprenticeship in electronics or electrical industries.


Graduate may continue to study for the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Level 6 or study for an engineering degree.

Entry criteria

Students must be able to demonstrate satisfactory literacy and numeracy levels. An interest in employment in the Electronics Industry area would be an advantage.


  • IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 NZCEL L4 (Academic)
  • Any equivalent Internationally Recognised English Proficiency Outcomes for International Students recognised by NZQA


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