New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3)

With strands in Installation or Service

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

­­Get started in the electrotechnology industry.

The work is never dull and you'll be working in a new environment every day.

The job involves installing and repairing electronic appliances and communication systems.

You can choose to specialise in:

  • Installation 
  • Service  - This strand also makes you eligible to be registered and licensed as an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed to disconnect and connect) (EAS endorsed).

Please note: This is an in-work learner programme, you must be employed as a technician in the installation and maintenance or service and repair industries or find an employer who is willing to support you. 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 3
Domestic fees Free^
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code NZ2767
Duration

27 teaching weeks (full-time); 48 teaching weeks (part-time)

Study Method Full-time, Part-time
Credits 95
International Fees Not available to international students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Entry requirements

Academic

Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme:

NCEA Level 1

  • 10 credits in Mathematics; and
  • 10 credits in English; and
  • 14 credits in General Science or Physics;

Or

  • equivalent qualifications or experience.
Other requirements

Applicants must be in-work technician learners in the installation and maintenance or service and repair industries.  Applicants must 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.

*Drug and alcohol testing may be required in some sectors of this industry

People who are working towards the Service Strand in this qualification 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 at http://www.ewrb.govt.nz.  Shift staff will help students gain the TLC during the programme of study if students do not hold it at enrolment.

Provisional entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in the electrotechnology industry sectors as an intermediate technician in roles such as:

  • Whiteware serviceperson
  • Brown Goods serviceperson
  • Photocopier serviceperson
  • Electronics technician and distribution systems and services installer.

Programme structure

You will need to complete seven compulsory courses as well as the courses from your chosen strand (95 credits):
Compulsory courses

Level 2

541.201 Workplace safety in an electrotechnology or telecommunications environment (10 credits)

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

541.202 Electrical principles in an electrotechnology or telecommunications environment (15 credits)

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

Level 3

531.301 Electromechanical engineering principles for technicians (15 credits)

Basic electromechanical engineering principle and concepts principles for technicians working in an electrotechnology servicing or systems installation environment.

531.302 Principles and applications of specialist equipment used in electronic repairs (5 credits)

To test, diagnose and handle electronic components and equipment during their work and select appropriate batteries and chargers for that work.

531.303 Principles and concepts of extra low voltage and low voltage customer premises systems (10 credits)

Covers the basic principles and concepts for extra low and low voltage; and is intended for customer premises systems technicians.

531.307 Diagnostics and fault finding for service and installation technicians (5 credits)

Basic underpinning knowledge for service and installation technicians and workers who service and repair end user appliances, goods and/or equipment and systems.

541.301 Stakeholder engagement in an electrotechnology or telecommunications environment (5 credits)

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

Courses related to your chosen strand

Installation

531.305 Workplace control of special hazards impacting on domestic and re-locatable installations (5 credits)

To meet the requirements of work place safety and workplace hazard management for electrical workers working in an electrotechnology environment

531.306 Installation principles, practices and procedures for domestic and re-locatable installations (5 credits)

Covers the knowledge requirements for the installation of basic extra low voltage and low voltage customer premises systems cabling, equipment, systems, and services.

531.308 Select, install, commission and maintain systems, hardware, and related ICT systems and services (15 credits)

Covers the selection, installation and commissioning of basic extra low voltage and low voltage customer premises systems cabling, equipment, systems, and services. It also covers the interconnection of associated services to achieve optimal performance.

531.309 Diagnose and repair systems, equipment and services (5 credits)

Covers diagnosis and repair of basic extra low voltage and low voltage customer premises systems cabling, equipment, systems, and services.

Service

Level 3

521.309 Theory and legislation for registration of electrical appliance service persons (endorsed) (13 credits)

To meet the requirements of the prerequisite course for technicians wishing to sit the EWRB written examination covering electrical theory and related legislation

521.310 Electrical Registration for Electrical Technicians and Service Persons (15 credits)

Covers the practical aspects of servicing a wide variety of electrical and electronic goods

Level 4

521.402 Demonstrate knowledge of supervision of trainees undertaking prescribed electrical work (2 credits)

Covers the supervision procedures for trainees; this includes designing supervisory procedures for a trainee; and developing a system that can be used for future supervision

Key dates

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

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.