Course details

National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 2)
NZQF Level 2

About the course

This is an introductory certificate for people wishing to pursue employment and further training in the electrical and related industries. It is the first stage of training programmes leading to qualifications as an electrician, or in switchgear fitting, motor rewinding and repair, industrial measurement and control, electronic security and related trades. Typically these programmes take three to four years, with this qualification normally being gained in the first year. This qualification may also be used as the basis for a pre-trade course prior to employment in the above industries.

Holders of the qualification have a fundamental knowledge of:
. principles of electricity and magnetism;
. capacitors and semiconductors;
. simple electrical diagrams;
. simple mathematics and mechanics;
. simple electrical instruments and measurements;
. the installation of flexible cords;
. soldering of wires and components;
. the use of safeguards with portable appliances;
. first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation;
. electrical safe working practices and safety testing; and
. basic employment rights and responsibilities.

The qualification has credits in common with, and can lead to, the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 3) [Ref: 0223]. Alternatively this qualification can lead to the National Certificates in Electrical Engineering (Switchgear Fitter) (Level 3) [Ref: 0933]; Electrical Engineering (Motor Rewinding and Repair) [Ref: 0412]; Industrial Measurement and Control (Level 4) [Ref: 0410]; and Electronic Security (Installer) (Level 3) [Ref: 1102].

About the provider

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