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New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

Intake1: 11 February 2019 to 15 November 2019

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the electrical industry with people who have introductory knowledge that underpins safe electrical installation, testing, commissioning, and servicing of electrical installations and equipment.

Compulsory - Students must complete 120 credits from the below Unit Standards

750 Demonstrate knowledge of electrical test instruments and take measurements

1204 Demonstrate knowledge of earthing

5932 Demonstrate knowledge of protection of circuits from static electricity and magnetic interference

15848 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safeguards for use with portable electrical appliances

15852 Isolate and test low-voltage electrical subcircuits

15855 Demonstrate knowledge of circuit protection

15866 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of procedures for examining and testing electrical installations

25070 Explain the properties of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors and their effect on electrical circuits

25071 Demonstrate knowledge of electromotive force (e.m.f.) production

25072 Apply electromagnetic theory to a range of problems

29465 Apply knowledge of electrical safety and safe working practices for electrical workers

29466 Demonstrate knowledge of legislation and Standards governing electrical workers

29467 Demonstrate knowledge of the electrical industry ethical work practices

29468 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe plant isolation, re-commissioning, and associated electrical testing procedures

29469 Select and install flexible cords and cables

29470 Demonstrate knowledge of electric motor and generator construction and operation

29471 Demonstrate knowledge of electric switchboards and lighting and power circuits

29472 Demonstrate knowledge of electric lighting systems

29473 Demonstrate knowledge of single-phase and three-phase transformers

29474 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of electrical fittings and components and their installation

29475 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of electronics

29476 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of capacitance, inductance, power factor, and power factor correction

29477 Demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand national electricity grid and associated electrical protection

29478 Demonstrate knowledge of electrical installations in special situations

29479 Draw and explain electrical diagrams

29480 Demonstrate knowledge of electric circuit design, control, and protection

29481 Apply knowledge of lighting installation, testing, repair, and disposal

29482 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of special power supplies

29483 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of single-phase and three-phase rotating machines

29484 Demonstrate knowledge of theory and practice for electrical workers

29557 Apply fundamental techniques for identifying and locating faults in electrical fittings or systems

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs of $1940

International Fees can be found here.

Many of our graduates gain full-time employment in the electrical trade. They have completed apprenticeships and are now registered electricians.

School Leavers:

  • Candidates must have achieved NCEA Level 1 in Mathematics, English, and Physics or General Science, or equivalent qualifications
  • Desire to work in the Electrical Engineering industry

Applicants over 20 years:
Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 1 or above in a related discipline, and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Language Requirements
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognised English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years:

  • IELTS General or Academic Score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test, pBT, Score of 500 with an essay score of 4 TWE
  • TOEFL Internet based test, iBT, Score of 35 with a writing score of 20
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 for each skill.
  • NZCEL Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic
  • Pearson Test of English, Academic, PToE Academic score of 36
  • City and Guilds IESOL B1 Achiever with a score of 43

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English and who are applying to Immigration New Zealand for their first New Zealand student visa must provide evidence of one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with NZQA rules below:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  4. Have achieved the required score in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years. 

To satisfactorily complete New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3) and be awarded this qualification the student must have successfully: -

  • Achieved all of the graduate outcomes in the graduate profile showing competence to a minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3).
  • Completed required practical and theoretical course work and assignments.
  • Hold a current First Aid certificate at the completion of the programme (this is not included in the programme but is a qualification requirement)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3) full-time over 34 tutorial weeks or part-time over 2 years.

(Please note; students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement)

Four days per week class time:

Mon, Tues, Wed, 9am - 4pm

Thurs 9am - 3pm

Total of 23 hours per week class time.

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