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Certificate in Electrical Engineering
(Level 3)

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New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Pre-Trade (Level 3)
35 weeksBlendedOpen to international students

Our hands-on 35-week programme sets you up to enter the electrical industry as an entry-level employee. You could land a job as Electricity Supply Electrical Apprentice or an Industrial Electrical Apprentice or pathway into further study and become a qualified electrician.

The course is pre-entry foundation knowledge of electrical engineering and is suitable for those who wish to enter the industry and who do not yet have electrical apprenticeship agreement.

You’ll get to wire a sleepout, work on a two bedroom house, can carry out a limited range of prescribed electrical work safely and ethically under general supervision of a licensed and registered electrician.

This course is a mix of campus-based study and online learning (on-site hours vary from 12 hours per week, online 8 hours per week, and 14 hours of self-directed learning in your own time).

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  • You will learn:

  • Basic electrical theory, concepts and trade practice

  • Work safety

  • Legislation, codes of practice and standards

  • Knowledge of NZ electricity supply

  • Basic practical skills required by electricians

  • Drawing and interpreting electrical diagrams

  • Knowledge of electric motors

Course start dates

Trades Whangārei

8 Commerce St, Whangārei 0110

Mar 20, 2023
Apr 24, 2023

Trades South

807 Great South Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060

May 8, 2023
Jul 17, 2023
Oct 16, 2023
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