UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory comprises 120 credits.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the
Recognition of Prior Learning Form
where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course or unit standards have already been met.
While work experience is not a requirement for this programme, it is an advantage if students have some practical experience while completing their study.
Before students are awarded with this qualification they must pass the one credit unit standard 29484, to demonstrate knowledge of theory and practice for electrical workers. There is an exam for this unit, which is set by the Industry Training Organisation. The exam covers all aspects of the programme and students must gain 60% to achieve a Pass.
Your personalised timetable will be available just prior to classes starting, and will comprise a weekly commitment of:
- 22 hours of theory and practical classes
- 14 hours of self-directed learning (your own time spent on research; study for tests and exams; writing assignments; on-line work (as applicable) and work experience (voluntary) where you can develop a portfolio of learning.)
The programme generally runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8am - 5pm, except for the first week, on which it runs Monday to Thursday.
While work experience is not a requirement for this programme, it is an advantage if you have some practical experience while completing their study.
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
- National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may
request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
- Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
- Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
- Check if you're eligible for additional support or a
scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of
our free Youth Transition programmes.
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.