Goodbye fees, study electrical trades for free.
As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, you can now study our electrical trades programmes for free^.
Due to high demand, we recommend applying early.
Do you want to become an electrician? How about a career in the telecommunications industry?
Set yourself up for a rewarding job in the electrical trades. From electrical supply and maintenance, through to electronics and data communications, there is a variety of different job opportunities.
It doesn't matter if you are starting out or have experience working in the industry, we have a course to suit you.
A new centre of excellence for engineering and trades education
Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) extends a new centre of excellence for engineering and trades education in South Auckland. MIT TechPark is a purpose-built facility with the latest technology and innovations to ensure quality training for all.
The new TechPark building is situated on the corner of Lambie Drive and Manukau Station Road. It is across the road from the existing MIT Manukau campus, currently home to the schools of nursing, health and counselling, business, and digital technologies. The site address is 58 Manukau Station Road.
*Image credit Mark Scowen.
"Studying a pre-trade course will help with my theory work when i'm doing my apprenticeship and it could cut 1-2 years off of the time it takes me to get qualified. I don't come from an electrical background so I wanted to give myself some background knowledge first.
The more girls that get into a trade the more it's going to become the norm. If you're female looking at getting into a trade check out social media as there are alot of female sparkies that show you what women can bring to the job. Theres a lack of women in the trades industry and they're wanting more women so it's important we show that we can do just as good as a job as a guy can."
"Don't expect to come and just study the course come and expect to change your life. This course is here to set you up in the industry, you're here to start you're career and you're here to change and mould and grow with us supporting you along the way. You can definitely expect to come out of this course a different person to how you came in.
Theres opportunities for students to work and study or pick up work in the holidays. Our industry connections are really current and they are always knocking on our door asking us to send them students. The course goes hand in hand with the placements we can offer."
MIT lecturer (Electrical)
The following programmes are available in this area of study:
- New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)
- New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3) With strands in Installation or Service
- New Zealand Certificate in Telecommunications (Level 3) With strands in Copper Network Maintenance, Optical Fibre Network, and Transmission
- New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Security (Level 4) with optional strands in Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed), and Electrical Installer
^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners/ for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation.