Electrical Engineering

Start your career as an electrician. Learn the skills and theory that an electrician needs in their daily work. This course will give you broad-based training in all aspects of the industry.

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What you will learn

  • Gain an understanding of electrical theory
  • Learn use of test instruments and take measures
  • Develop skills in freehand drawing
  • Carry out domestic and commercial wiring
  • Participate in wiring up a house
  • Learn how to diagnose and fix faults
  • Gain knowledge of basic metalwork
  • Complete manual soldering and de-soldering procedures
  • Practise gas and MIG welding
  • *Subject to approval
Construction & InfrastructureConstruction
& Infrastructure
I like the hands-on, practical stuff. Wiring up timber frames with switchboards, lights, switches and plugs.
Grant
Grant, Electrical Engineering Student

Career options

You could start work as an apprentice to a qualified electrician. 

  • Electrician
  • Electrical Fitter
  • Electronics Service Person
  • Appliance Service Technician

Further study options

Build electrical engineering knowledge while working as an apprentice.

Upcoming start dates

  • 6 March 2017
  • 17 July 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

  • 10 credits NCEA level 1 numeracy
  • 10 credits NCEA level 1 literacy

20+

If you’re 20 years or over, contact us to see if you qualify for special admissions on our programmes.

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $6,680
  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

This programme is not available to international students.

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

Contact our international team to check the suitability of this course for international students.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Construction
Offered by:
Ngā whare tapu o Tane-mata-rau-kiri
Formal programme title:
New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)
Programme code:
NZ2387
I like the hands-on, practical stuff. Wiring up timber frames with switchboards, lights, switches and plugs.
Grant
Grant, Electrical Engineering Student