Note: As a subsidiary of 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. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.
From 2023, UCOL and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification.
This programme consists 121 credits. The courses include:
Electrical Work Practices (15 Credits)
Learn how to apply electrical workplace standards and health and safety practices. Learners will also achieve/maintain a first aid certificate.
DC Fundamentals (15 Credits)
Learn to apply fundamental theory and principles of Direct Current (DC) circuits and systems.
AC Fundamentals (15 Credits)
Learn to apply fundamental theory and principles of magnetism and electromagnetism to AC theory. Students will also learn how to safely use the tools and equipment used in an electrical workplace.
Cables, Fittings, and Testing (15 Credits)
Learn how to install, test and fault-find electrical cords, cables, and equipment.
Electricity Supply Systems (15 Credits)
Learn about the New Zealand electricity supply system and methods used to ensure the protection of users and installations.
Protection, Plans and Circuits (15 Credits)
Learn about circuit protection, electrical drawing conventions, switching circuits, and lighting systems.
Electrical Installations (15 Credits)
Learn about cable and wiring systems, including how to work safely in damp situations.
Transformers, Electrical Machines, and Isolation (15 Credits)
Learn the theories underpinning the operation of transformers, electrical machines, and isolation procedures.
Capstone Assessment (1 Credit)
This is a final closed-book examination to measure learners' understanding and competency.