Course Overview

If you’ve got your sights set on an electrical career, then this full-time course is the perfect introduction for you.
Designed to prepare you for an electrical apprenticeship, you'll gain practical skills that will get you work-ready.
You'll learn about a wide range of electrical components. Topics you'll cover include workplace skills and safety, DC and AC fundamentals, supply systems and more. Plus, the course will count towards some apprenticeship theory units.
The course will also provide the opportunity to explore other avenues such as domestic appliance engineering. You'll learn about aspects of appliance testing that will count towards your registration. 
Taught by experienced tutors, you'll also enjoy developing your skills in our well-equipped labs. 
If you're interested in a career in the electrical industry, this is the course for you!

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Pre-Trade (Level 3)
Locations Rotorua, Tauranga
Next intake Feb 2025 View more details
Study options

39 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Total credits 120
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $7,415 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

  • Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Electrical Appliance Service Person

Topics you'll cover

  • CE3001: Workplace Skills and Safety
  • CE3002: DC Fundamentals
  • CE3003: AC Fundamentals
  • CE3004: Cables, Fittings and Testing 
  • CE3005: Supply Systems
  • CE3006: Protection, Plans and Circuits
  • CE3007: Installations
  • CE3008: Transformers, Electrical Machines and Isolation

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $7,415 for domestic students

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

You must:

  • Gain NCEA Level 1 in English and Maths

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:

Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.

English language requirements

Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Rotorua Mokoia Campus 17 Feb 2025 Apply now
Tauranga Windermere Campus 17 Feb 2025 Apply now

Study options

  • 39 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Important dates

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