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National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) (Level 4)


  • Semester 1 starts February 2018
  • One year part-time via night classes
  • Tuesday and Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30pm and some workshops days
  • Fee Guideline: $6,978*
  • Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton

The National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) (Level 4) completes your pathway towards becoming a registered Electrician. It will provide you with a balance of theory and practical education that will assist you in developing both practical ability and diagnostic skills.

The programme is only available part-time and meets the requirements for an industry training agreement. Training agreements are available through both the Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation (ESITO) and The Skills Organisation who manage apprenticeship agreements with employers.

Programme Content

You will study:

  • AC power and power factors
  • Complex electrical instruments
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Three phase transformers
  • Industrial process control
  • Semiconductor power devices
  • Special electrical installations
  • AC electric motor control and installation
  • Registration of electricians
  • Electrical switchboards
  • Electrical lighting
  • Testing electrical equipment
  • Legislation, standards, regulations and Codes of Practice

In addition to your study at Wintec, you will also have to complete the on-job unit standards (work-place assessments) through The Skills Organisation or the ESITO.

On successful completion of the programme (including the on-job unit standards) you may submit an application to the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) for registration as an Electrician.

This part-time programme consists of two evening classes per week, plus five Fridays of full-time workshops over the year, starting in February. You may also enrol in modules to complete individual unit standards if required.

Graduate Opportunities

The National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) (Level 4) may lead to employment as an Electrician or in the fields of electrical appliance servicing, electronics servicing, electronic security and industrial measurement and control.

You may also choose to continue onto study towards the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 5) and the National Diploma in Electrotechnology (Level 6).

Entry Criteria

All candidates are required to have successfully completed the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 2), or equivalent and the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 3) or equivalent.

Candidates may be required to participate in an interview to assess their ability to complete the programme.

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.

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