New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Security (Level 4)

with optional strands in Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed), and Electrical Installer

As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, this programme is now free^. For terms and conditions, more information, and other programmes covered by this scheme, click here.

Due to high demand, we recommend applying early.

Programme highlights

This programme is the perfect starting point for a career in the electronic security industry.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to develop electronic security solutions for customers, use their technical knowledge to provide site-wide leadership, supervise people working in the electronic security industry on medium to large projects, and manage stakeholder relationships.

You also have the option of enrolling into the following strands:

  • Electrical appliance serviceperson (endorsed)
  • Electrical installer

Graduates of the optional strands will also be eligible to be registered and licensed either as an electrical appliance serviceperson (endorsed), or an electrical installer*.

Please note: All or part of this programme is delivered under a sub-contracting arrangement with E-tec.

Key facts

Start Month(s) Monthly (February to November)
Study Location(s) E-tec, 364 East Tamaki Road, East Tamaki, Auckland
Level 4
Domestic fees Free^
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code NZ3818
Duration

Three years part-time (52 weeks excluding breaks)

Study Method Part-time
Credits 190 - 230
International Fees Not available to international students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Entry requirements

Programme general entry requirements

For entry all learners must meet the criteria for a Certificate of Approval as required by the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010 and its amendments and replacements https://www.justice.govt.nz/tribunals/licences-certificates/pspla/training-and-skills/.

You will need English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English (an assessment may be required if your first language is not English).

People who are working towards either of the optional strands in this programme must hold a Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC) issued by the EWRB. Details of both the Supervision Procedures for trainees and the TLC are available from the EWRB website. The TLC must be uplifted within the first three months of commencing training. The first module, Workplace Safety in an Electrotechnology Environment, which is associated with unit standard 27911 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace safety in an electrotechnology or telecommunications environment, supports achievement of the TLC. This will be completed within the first three months of the programme to meet EWRB TLC requirements.

Graduates of the optional strands need to be registered and licensed by the EWRB in order to carry out Prescribed Electrical Work (PEW). Details of the requirements to become registered and licensed and the range of PEW that can be carried out are available on the EWRB website.

Recommended entry requirements

It is recommended that candidates have achieved the New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3) with strands in Installation and Service [Ref: 2767] or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills before enrolling in this programme.

Industry requirements

a) Drug and alcohol testing may be required in some sectors of this industry.

b) Students are in-work learners, which enables them to complete the practical outcomes of the programmes. Students are employed and study as in-work learners through the programme. They will be well supported on worksite through mentoring / coaching by staff; and provided with necessary skills to work effectively and safety to industry standard.

c) Applicants must be employed within the electronic security industry and be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme, by being able to work effectively, efficiently and safely in a trade workshop/worksite, at height or in confined spaces."

 

Career opportunities

Graduates will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and attributes to work independently in the electronic security industry as commercially competent practitioners in roles such as: 

  • Electronic security technicians
  • Electronic security consultants and managers.

Programme structure

You will need to complete 15 compulsory courses and the additional compulsory courses related to your chosen strand (190-230 credits):
Compulsory courses:

Level 3

531.332 Basic health and safety (15 credits)

Off job - training in the classroom

To meet the requirements of workplace safety and workplace hazard management for technicians working in an electrotechnology or telecommunications environment.

531.333 Electronic security related legislation, codes of practice and standards (5 credits)

Off job - training in the classroom

Covers knowledge of electronic security systems, their functions and the necessary legislation, codes of practice, and standards of the security industry.

531.334 Theory of electrical principles (15 credits)

Off job - training in the classroom

Basic electrical principles for technicians working in an electrotechnology or telecommunications environment.

531.335 Theory of electronic security systems, equipment and devices (15 credits)

Pre-requisite: 531.333 Electronic security related legislation, codes of practice and standards
Off job - training in the classroom

Covers the knowledge of electronic security systems, devices and equipment for people working in the electronic security industry.

531.336 Basic knowledge and application of stakeholder engagement (5 credits)

Off job - training in the classroom

Knowledge of communication skills and stakeholder engagement for technicians working in an electrotechnology or telecommunications environment.

531.337 Installation of electronic security systems (15 credits)

Pre-requisite: 531.333 Electronic security related legislation, codes of practice and standards, 531.335 Theory of electronic security systems, equipment and devices
On job - training completed in the workplace

Covers installation of security intruder alarm systems, access control systems, surveillance systems and intercom systems.

531.338 Servicing and repair of basic low voltage customer premise systems (15 credits)

Pre-requisite: 531.332 Basic health and safety
On/Off job – training completed in the classroom and in the workplace

Covers correct testing and handling of electronic components and equipment, and selecting appropriate batteries and chargers, then diagnosis and repair of basic extra-low voltage and low voltage customer premises systems cabling, equipment, systems, and services.

Level 4

531.403 Professional and technical knowledge for emerging and converging technologies (5 credits)

Off job - training in the classroom

Covers knowledge and skill for people engaged in installation, maintenance, and management of electronic security systems and networks.

531.404 Advanced health & safety (10 credits)

On job - training completed in the work place

Covers knowledge, principles, and techniques to maintain workplace safety and mitigate environmental impacts for technicians working in an electrotechnology or telecommunications environment..

531.405 Installation of cable support systems (10 credits)

On job - training completed in the work place

Covers the installation of cable support systems and cables and understanding, interpretation of drawing types, symbols and diagrams used in the electronic security industry.

531.406 Theory of electronic security system design  (10 credits)

Off job - training in the classroom

Covers the knowledge of electronic security devices for people working in the electronic security industry.

531.407 Theory and development of data networking to support electronic security systems  (18 credits)

On/Off job – training completed in the classroom and in the workplace

Covers the knowledge of electronic security devices and the planning and installation of electronic security intruder alarm systems, for people working in the electronic security industry.

531.408 Advanced application of stakeholder engagement principles  (7 credits)

On job - training completed in the work place

Covers principles and techniques of communications and service to develop and enhance stakeholder relationships for technicians working in an electrotechnology or telecommunications environment.

531.409 Diagnosis and repair of faulty electronic security systems  (25 credits)

On/Off job – training completed in the classroom and in the workplace

Covers the knowledge, application, diagnosis and repair of electronic security systems.

531.410 Develop solutions for electronic security intruder alarm systems  (20 credits)

On job - training completed in the work place

Covers the planning and installation of electronic security intruder alarm systems, access control systems, surveillance systems and intercom systems.

Compulsory courses related to your chosen strand:

Electrical appliance serviceperson (endorsed)

531.411 Knowledge and practical application for EWRB registration as an electrical appliance serviceperson EAS (endorsed) (15 credits)

Off job - training in the classroom

Designed to meet the requirements of the prerequisite module for technicians wishing to sit the EWRB written examination, which is a requirement for registration as an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed to disconnect and connect).

531.412 Servicing electrical or electronic goods (20 credits)

Pre-requisite: 531.332 Basic health and safety, 531.338 Servicing and repair of basic low voltage customer premise systems
On/Off job – training completed in the classroom and in the workplace

Covers underpinning knowledge for the servicing and repair of appliances, goods and/or equipment and systems, and is designed to meet the requirements of the prerequisite module for technicians wishing to sit the EWRB written examination, which is a requirement for registration as an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed to disconnect and connect).

Electrical installer

531.412 Servicing electrical or electronic goods (20 credits)

Pre-requisite: 531.332 Basic health and safety, 531.338 Servicing and repair of basic low voltage customer premise systems
On/Off job – training completed in the classroom and in the workplace

Covers underpinning knowledge for the servicing and repair of appliances, goods and/or equipment and systems, and is designed to meet the requirements of the prerequisite module for technicians wishing to sit the EWRB written examination, which is a requirement for registration as an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed to disconnect and connect).

531.413 Theory and practice for registration of electrical workers (9 credits)

Off job - training in the classroom

For people who are completing an electrical licence and want to become registered and licenced with the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

531.414 Knowledge and theory for EWRB registration for electrical installer or electrician (11 credits)

Off job - training in the classroom

Covers the assessment of knowledge of electrical legislation, Standards, and New Zealand Electrical Codes of Practice, and the application of the practical aspects of electrical and electronic goods, for learners wanting to become registered and licensed with the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please email carinev@shift.org.nz.

*You can only receive one award for this programme; if you graduate with New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Security (Level 4) at MIT you cannot come back at a later date to get either the Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed) or the Electrical Installers qualifications.

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

^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.