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New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)

Key information

Level of study:
Tuition fees:
1 year
Start date: Expected July-2021
Rotokauri Campus
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Course details


This programme will give students a good foundation of hands-on skills and knowledge of the electrical industry and electrical theory.

On completion of this programme students will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to move into an apprenticeship within the electrical trade sector or pathway into higher relevant training.


  • Electrical Work Practices
  • Direct Current (DC) Fundamentals
  • Electrical Installations
  • ?Electrical Applications
  • Alternating Current (AC) Fundamentals
  • ?Electricity Supply and Distribution
  • Circuit Design and Operation
  • Electrical Machines
  • Electrical Theory and Practice

Career/further opportunities

Graduates may be employed in entry level positions or an apprenticeship within the electrical trade sector, or enter a pathway into higher relevant training.

Entry criteria

Candidates are required to have gained an international qualification equivalent to NCEA Level 1 or above.

Equivalent qualification.

English language requirements

  • Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5, with no individual band score lower than 5; or
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT) score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36

As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students will be required to submit to an initial drug screen, and may be required to submit to further drug screening if there is reasonable cause to suspect a student is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as per Wintec’s Drug & Alcohol Policy (OP-16/04).


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