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New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)

Key information

Level of study:
Certificate
Tuition fees:
Duration:
34 weeks
Start date: February-2020
Campus:
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
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Summary

This one-year full-time qualification offers theory and practical study in electrical engineering and related subjects that will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment or to undertake an apprenticeship in the electrical or instrumentation trades.

You will learn how to:

  • Apply fundamental knowledge and principles of electrical theory and practice, including electrical protection, to the installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment.
  • Apply fundamental knowledge of fault diagnosis and testing techniques of electrical systems and equipment.
  • Apply safe working procedures and practices, and identify and report electrical and other hazards.
  • Ensure their own activities are within legal limitations of the electrical legislation.
  • Apply fundamental knowledge and principles to the installation and maintenance of electrical machines.
  • Apply fundamental knowledge and principles to the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment in special electrical situations.
  • Work ethically and professionally within the electrical industry, as an electrical apprentice, including maintaining current competency and communicating with stakeholders on electrical and related matters.

Career Options

Electrician, electrical contractor, instrumentation career, career in the Army or Navy.

Further Study Options

Further study options include New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4).

Entry criteria

  • NCEA Level 1, 10 credits in each of Mathematics, English, and Science; or
  • Equivalent NZQF Unit Standards; or
  • Equivalent knowledge, life skills, work experience or study.

Students must also meet the English language proficiency requirements as below:

  • General or Academic IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL (pBT) score of 500 (with an essay score of 4.0 TWE)
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 35 (with a writing score of 20)
  • FCE, or FCE for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill. OET at Grade C in all sub-tests.
  • PToE (Academic) score of 36
  • City & Guilds IESOL B1 Achiever with a score of 43
  • NZCEL Level 3 with an endorsement General
  • LanguageCert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS

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