New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)

Designed to prepare you for an apprenticeship. Learn basic 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.

What you will learn

  • Gain an understanding of electrical theory and practical skills
  • Learn the use of test instruments and take measures
  • Develop skills in circuit drawing
  • Carry out domestic and commercial wiring
  • Participate in wiring up a house
  • Learn how to diagnose and fix faults
  • Circuit installations 

Career options

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

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

Entry criteria

Under 20 years
  • NCEA level 1
Over 20 years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

Documents and other details

Programme handbook 2019

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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