As this programme is heavily based in industry and you must be employed at the time of your study, your employer will enrol you into this qualification. You must enter a three-way training agreement between yourself, your employer and Otago Polytechnic.
- NCEA Level 2 in Mathematics, English, and Physics or General Science, OR
- New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3), or equivalent.
- For applicants 20 years and over there are no minimum academic requirements.
Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.
- To successfully complete this programme, you must be employed in the electrical industry at the time of your study.
- You must enter a three-way training agreement between yourself, your employer and Otago Polytechnic.
- A driver's licence is desirable.
English language requirements
- All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level.
- If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5. issued within the last two years, with no band score less than 5.0, or equivalent.
In exceptional circumstances, an applicant under the age of 20 who does not meet the academic entry requirements may be granted entry to the programme where they supply evidence of their ability to succeed on the programme.
Applications will be processed in the order that they are received. If there are more applications than spaces available, a waitlist will be maintained.
Tools and safety equipment will be supplied by the electrical contractor who employs you. You may be required to purchase tools and reimburse your employer from your wages (approximate cost = $750).
Graduates of the Level 3 pre-trade programme will have existing tools which you can use.
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the electrical industry with commercially-competent, registered electricians who are able to install, test and commission, and service electrical installations and equipment safely and in accordance with the Electricity Act 1992.
The qualification includes the EWRB Electrical Theory and Regulations Exam. This is required for registration as an Electrician. Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be asked to apply to the EWRB for registration.
|Course title||Level||OP credit||NQF credit|
|Module 1 Electrical Work Practice||3||15|
|Module 2 Direct Current Fundamentals||3||15|
|Module 3 Installation Fundamentals||3||15|
|Module 4 Electrical Applications||3||15|
|Module 5 Electricity Systems||3||15|
|Module 6 Electricity Supply and Distribution||3||15|
|Module 7 Circuit Design and Operation||3||15|
|Module 8 Electrical Machines||3||15|
|Module 9 Electrical Theory 1||4||10|
|Module 10 Electrical Theory 2||4||12||8|
|Demonstrate knowledge of, and apply electrical
legislation, New Zealand Codes of Practice, and
|Module 11 Electrical Theory 3||4||9|
|Module 12 Electrical Theory 4||4||9||5|
|Demonstrate knowledge of theory for registration
|Demonstrate knowledge of supervision of trainees
undertaking prescribed electrical work
|On Job Module 1||4||45|
|On Job Module 2||4||18|
|On Job Module 3||4||6|
|On Job Module 4||4||7|
|On Job Module 5||4||9|
|On Job Module 6||4||5|
You will be expected to attend a weekly, three-hour hour night class during term time. There will also be an additional one-week block courses per year during your apprenticeship.
Additional self-directed study hours (of up to nine hours per week) may be required to complete this qualification.
Further study options
To expand your knowledge and career options, undertake our New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical).
Student loans and allowances
Full-time domestic students of this programme are eligible for student loans and allowances (dependent on age and financial circumstances.) Please contact Studylink for additional information. Phone 0800 88 99 00 or visit: www.studylink.govt.nz
Recognition of prior learning
If you already have extensive knowledge and skills gained from practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification in the course of your life. Visit www.capablenz.ac.nz
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While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.