Installing, maintaining and repairing electrical wiring and equipment, developing and designing electrical systems, designing methods to generate and distribute electricity, repairing and replacing appliances; these are specialised skills and when they’re supported by an industry respected qualification, they open the door to a world of opportunity.
As an Electrician you'll be responsible for electrical wiring and equipment repair and maintenance. Your typical day could be anything from installing lights and power points in new or existing building right through to repair and maintenance of electrical equipment and machinery in factory or plant environments. You may also be responsible for the design and building of new electrical installations and maintaining, operating an managing these systems.
Installing, repairing and maintaining household electrical appliances such as refrigerators, microwaves and washing machines is the responsibility of a Domestic Appliance Service Person. Your day could see you discussing appliance problems and faults with clients, carrying out tests to check for appliance faults, repairing or replacing any failed parts and installing new appliances.
- Te Ara Pūtake My Academic Pathway (Level 4)
- My Career Pathway (Level 2)
- Electrical Engineering Level 3
- National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) (Level 4)
- National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 5)
- New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6)
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology
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You can also check out other programmes and career options in Automotive, Building Design & Construction, Mechanical Engineering & Fabrication, Industrial Measurement & Control or Plumbing, Gasfitting and Roofing.