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Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time.
This programme consists of 120 credits. The courses includes;
Electrical Work Practices (15 Credits)
Apply fundamental knowledge and principles of electrical theory and practice, including safe plant isolation and associated electrical testing procedures. Learn about electrical workplace health and safety, and employment rights and responsibilities. Achieve a basic first aid and CPR certificate
DC Fundamentals (15 Credits)
Learn about conductors, insulators, and resistance in electrical circuits. Apply electromagnetic theory to a range of problems. Explain battery care and maintenance.
Installation Fundamentals (15 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of AC, cables and cords and their installation, and associated testing practices. Learn about electrical protection, and perform testing of electrical installations under supervision.
Electrical Applications (15 Credits)
Apply knowledge of electrical fittings and fixtures and their installation in line with specifications. Learn about electric lighting, lighting terms, lighting installation, and safe disposal requirements. Also gain knowledge of single-phase transformer construction, operating principles, safety requirements, and applications.
Electricity Systems (15 Credits)
Apply knowledge of inductance, capacitance, power factor, and power factor calculations. Learn about electronics, and gain knowledge of generator construction, operation, and single-phase theory.
Electrical Supply and Distribution (15 Credits)
Gain understanding of the fundamentals of the New Zealand electricity supply system and devices used to ensure the safety and protection of users and installations.
Circuit Design and Operation (15 Credits)
Understand the theory and application of electrical diagrams in terms of circuit design and lighting installations.
Electrical Machines (15 Credits)
Understand the theory and application of electrical machine protection, fault diagnosis, special power supplies and rotating machines.
Previous Related Programmes
The New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering supersedes and takes the best from the following programme of study, which is no longer offered:
- Certificate in Electrical and Related Trades (Pre-Employment) Level 2