Course details

National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 3)
NZQF Level 3

About the course

This qualification marks an intermediate stage in the training programme for people wishing to qualify as an electrician. Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring and electrical and electronic equipment in residential, commercial, and industrial environments. The qualification is typically achieved in the second or third year of a three to four year training programme.

Holders of this qualification have gained a range of knowledge and skills assessed both off-the-job (during courses conducted by accredited training providers) and on-the-job (in the workplace):
. knowledge of basic electrical theory, concepts, and trade practice
. skills and knowledge related to working safely in the electrical environment, including first aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, safe-working practices, and safety testing
. some knowledge and application of relevant legislation, codes of practice, and standards
. knowledge of the New Zealand electricity supply
. competence in some of the practical skills required of a fully qualified electrician
. generic skills and knowledge related to working effectively in the electrical industry, such as communication skills, report writing, and rights and responsibilities as an employee
. draw and interpret electrical diagrams; and
. knowledge of electric motors.

This qualification includes all of the standards of the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 2) [Ref: 0174], and can lead to the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) (Level 4) [Ref: 1195]. The level 4 qualification may be followed by registration and licensing as an electrician by the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

This qualification shares credits with the National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Electrical) (Level 3) with strands in Electricity Supply Electrician, Electrical Fitter, and Electrical Technician [Ref: 1294].

About the provider

If you want a career in hospitality, cookery, business, contact centre, retail, construction, electrical engineering, health, plumbing and gasfitting or early childhood then NZMA is a great choice!

We have seven thriving campuses - four in Auckland (Sylvia Park, Auckland City, Manukau and Otahuhu), one in Hamilton, Wellington plus a dedicated construction training facility in Otahuhu. So wherever you live, NZMA has got you covered!

All of our campuses are fully equipped with purpose-built, top of the line facilities. From bars, cafes and commercial kitchens, to retail shops, live contact centre suites and construction workshops - our realistic workplace training environments will get you work-ready quicker.