NZ Certificate in Electrical Pre-Trade

Level 3 Certificate

This exciting programme will give you an insight into the electrical trade industry while providing all the foundation skills needed to pathway you into further study and employment. 121 Credits)

About the programme

Duration: Full-time for one year (40 weeks)

Hours: Monday-Thursday8:30am - 3:45pm

Friday 8:30am - 3:15pm

Credits: 121

Campus: 43 Lake Road, Frankton Hamilton

Career options: Electrical Apprentice

Annual fees: Fees free (This programme is eligible under Youth Guarantee Funding.)

This programme is the beginning of your electrical career that will help you gain confidence and skills needed for a potential apprenticeship.

You will learn:

  • Safe practices
  • Electrical legislation
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Installation of electrical equipment
  • from experts working in the electrical industry
  • practical skills and experience in real-world contexts.

When you have successfully completed the NZCEP programme you'll be able to begin your electrical apprenticeship with an employer and apply for the NewZealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 4 to become a qualified electrician with EWRB Electrical Workers Registration Board. You will also be able to pathway into other educational sectors of the electrical industry.


Qualification Pathway: This qualification provides an entry pathway into the electrical industry. See career pathway mapping below

Admission requirements:

  • NCEA Level 1 in Mathematics, and English.
  • 8 credits at NCEA Level 1 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing)
  • The National Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 1) [Ref: 0928] with Mathematics and English subjects; or equivalent knowledge and skills is a prerequisite for entry into programmes leading to this qualification.

Don't have NCEA? We also accept:

  • A relevant qualification at Level 2 on the NZQF or above or an equivalent qualification; or
  • Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special or discretionary admission

A few things you need to know:

You must meet the following conditions to apply for this course. Please feel free to contact us by clicking on this link if you have any more questions about your obligations and requirements.

  • 16 - 24 years old
  • School leavers date
  • Must provide birth certificate or current passport to validate age.
  • Must not have more than 240 credits prior to enrolment.

Interested? Apply to enrol

If you are interested in applying for this course, you can apply to enrol. We meet with every student before we can approve your application. By applying to enrol you are providing the necessary information we need to process your application to enrol. If would like to apply to enrol click the button below.

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Once you have completed the requirements for this programme you will be awarded:

NZ Certificate in Electrical Pre-Trade

Level 3 Certificate

Where to next?

After successfully completing the
NZ Certificate in Electrical Pre-Trade
you can further your education or
employment career.
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How to connect with us.

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07 846 1076

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43 Lake Road Frankton,
Hamilton 3204

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