New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)

Designed to prepare you for an apprenticeship. Learn introductory electrical theory and regulations. Build practical skills such as circuit wiring and how to use power instruments. Train in our workshops where you'll diagnose and fix electrical faults.

Career options

You could start work as an apprentice to a qualified electrician. 

  • Electrician
  • Electrical fitter
  • Electronics service person
  • Appliance service technician 

What you will learn

  • Gain an understanding of electrical theory and practical skills
  • Learn the use of test instruments and take measures
  • Learn how to diagnose and fix faults
  • Develop skills in circuit drawing
  • Circuit installations 
  • Carry out practical wiring and testing of electrical systems
  • Participate in basic wiring practices
  • Learn safe worksite practice and acquire the ability to identify electrical hazards

Entry requirements 

Ability to undertake the physical requirements of the programme.

Under 20 years
  • NCEA level 1 or evidence of equivalent skills and knowledge.
Over 20 years

Open entry

Funding your study

Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)

These programmes are FREE under TTAF, covering; compulsory tuition fees, compulsory course costs and compulsory student services fees. Visit for more information about TTAF.

Start your career as an electrician. Learn the skills and theory that an electrician needs in their daily work. This course will give you broad-based training in all aspects of the industry.


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