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New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory - Christchurch

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 10 February to 13 November

2020 Semester 2: 08 July to 09 April

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: Christchurch
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
  • 2020 direct material costs are $1700

International Fees can be found here.

Graduates will be trained in the skills and knowledge appropriate to the first stage of training that will lead to qualifications in electrical engineering, electronics, or electronic security; and related trades.

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

Mature Applicants
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.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, 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 one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


IELTS test - 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 14)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 3 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 3 (General)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36
Language Cert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill
Trinity ISE - ISE I with no less than distinction in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

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)

Three days per week class time: Mon, Tues, Wed, 8.00am-4.30pm

Two days work experience

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