New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Pre-Trade (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Pre-Trade (Level 3)

The purpose of this qualification is to equip people with underpinning electrical knowledge and basic practical skills to enter further training or entry-level employment, such as an apprenticeship, within the electrical industry and related electrical fields. Graduates will be able to apply these skills under supervision by a licensed electrical worker.

What you will learn

Start your career as an electrician. Learn the skills and theory that an electrician needs in their daily work. This course will give you broad-based training in all aspects of the industry. Designed to prepare you for an apprenticeship. Learn introductory electrical theory and regulations. Build practical skills such as circuit wiring and how to use power instruments. Train in our workshops where you'll diagnose and fix electrical faults.

  • Apply knowledge and principles of electrical theory and practice to basic electrical tasks.
  • Apply safe working procedures and practices to electrical tasks, including first aid and CPR as needed.
  • Operate within legal limitations of electrical and relevant non-electrical legislation.
  • Select and use products, tools, and equipment suitable for use in the electrical industry.
  • Install cables and electrical equipment.
  • Use testing techniques to test for electrical safety, and to identify and diagnose electrical faults.
  • Demonstrate behaviour suitable for the workplace, follow instructions, and complete basic workplace documentation.

Career options

Graduates will be able to enter an electrical apprenticeship as a first-year apprentice.

Graduates may be employed in entry-level positions in trades relevant to the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) registration classes, other electrical fields such as switchgear fitting, electronics, electricity supply industry, manufacturing, electrical wholesaling or retailing.

Entry requirements

Under 20 years

Candidates must have achieved the NCEA (Level 1) with Mathematics and English subjects; or equivalent knowledge and skills for entry into this programme.

Over 20 years

Open entry.

Funding your study

Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)

*This programme is FREE under TTAF, covering; compulsory tuition fees, compulsory course costs and compulsory student services fees. Visit tec.govt.nz for more information about TTAF.

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WelTec.

From 2023, WelTec and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by WelTec and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review, to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme you have enrolled in may change over time.

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