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Introduction to Electrical Engineering Trades Level 2 (Dual Enrolment)

Take the first steps towards a career in the electrical industries.

Dual Enrolment programmes are FREE if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13 and a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

This programme provides the opportunity to gain basic electrical skills and knowledge to either enter a pre-trade programme or employment into the electrical industry as an apprentice. It's also a good grounding for work in the security systems and audio industries.

The programme covers: electrical theory; legislation and regulations; testing and safety; first aid; basic electric motors; basic use of tools; numeracy and literacy for the electrical industry.

This programme is delivered two days per week (Thursdays and Fridays 9:00am - 3:00pm).

Location: Woolston

*Places are limited and funding is dependent on availability. Some courses may incur costs, depending on the learner's eligibility. Part-time 1 year (while still at school).

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Fees may apply for International Students

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification.

Unit Standard Title Version Number NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
750 Demonstrate knowledge of electrical test instruments and take measurements 8 2 2
15847 Demonstrate knowledge of mathematics and mechanics for electrical trades 6 4 4
15848 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safeguards for use with portable electrical appliances 7 3 3
15849 Perform manual soldering and de-soldering procedures for electrotechnology work 6 2 2
15852 Isolate and test low-voltage electrical subcircuits 6 2 2
25070 Explain the properties of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors and their effect on electrical circuits 4 7 7
25071 Demonstrate knowledge of electromotive force (e.m.f.) production 5 3 3
25072 Apply electromagnetic theory to a range of problems 5 5 5
15844 Select and install flexible cords 7 2 2
29465 Apply knowledge of electrical safety and safe working practices for electrical workers 1 6 6
16407 Use and maintain hand and power tools for electrical work 7 3 3
29557 Apply fundamental techniques for identifying and locating faults in electrical fittings or systems 1 4 4
Total: 43 28 15

To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at a secondary school and a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa that allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Electrical Engineering) DE

PART-TIME - 1 Year

Take the first steps towards a career in the electrical industries.

Type Dual Enrolment
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 43
Level 2
Additional Equipment/Fees Fees may apply to international students
May allow Dual Enrolment Yes
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NCEP2T-ELED
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Credit Recognition

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