Toi Ohomai Institute Of Technology Electrical Engineering

If your sights are set on an electrical career, this course is the perfect introduction.

At the end of your study you’ll be ready to start as an electrical apprentice and progress your career further.

During the course you will learn how to install, test and maintain electrical systems and equipment, including some equipment in special electrical situations.

You’ll also learn to diagnose faults and identify and report electrical and other hazards, and make sure your own activities are within legal limitations of the electrical legislation.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you’ll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)

Graduates of this course will not be qualified electricians but will have an operational and theoretical knowledge of electricity production, distribution, and utilisation, and can carry out a limited range of prescribed electrical work safely and ethically under general supervision in accordance with the Electricity Act 1992.

LocationsTo be confirmed
Next intakeTo be confirmed 
Study options1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)2021 Youth Guarantee places are now full.
Total credits120
StudyLink assistanceAvailable
Indicative FeesNo tuition fees (TTAF funded) for domestic students

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Career opportunities

  • electrical apprentice
  • electrical wholesaling or retailing as a counter salesperson
  • electrical meter reader

Topics you’ll cover

  • Electrical Work Practices
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Cables and Protection
  • Magnetism and Electronics
  • AC Theory and Application
  • Installation Practice
  • Circuit Design and Operation
  • Electrical Machines

Further Study Options

Courses Offered at Toi Ohomai

Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions

  • New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4)
  • Apprenticeship industry training

Entry criteria

You must have:

  • NCEA (Level 1) in Mathematics, English, and Physics or General Science, OR
  • equivalent qualifications, AND/OR
  • be able to demonstrate suitable knowledge and skills.

Information Session/Interview

You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you’re on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

Other Considerations

When studying at Toi Ohomai you’re required to free from the influence of drugs and alcohol. Some activities you will do on this course could present risk, and you will be trained to do these activities safely.

You may be required to undergo a drug test, and failure to pass this could require a re-test. Failure to pass a re-test could put your place on the course at risk.

English language requirements

Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome