National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Advanced Trade) (Level 5) (Closed to New Enrolments)

Qualification code NC095106

Take charge of your electrical engineering career with the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Advanced Trade) L5.
This programme is ideal if you’re a registered electrician looking for an advanced qualification to develop your electrical, business and overall leadership skills. We offer one of three strands available under the National Certificate, known as the ‘electrical installation’ strand. 

Qualification update

New Students

NC095106 National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Advanced Trade) (Level 5) is closed to new students.  We are unable to enrol any students not already studying with Open Polytechnic in this programme.

Current Students

If you were already enrolled in NC095106 National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Advanced Trade) (Level 5) prior to 24th November 2017, you can continue to enrol in your next course as normal to complete your qualification.

Please note, you will need to have completed all courses that make up the programme by 31 December 2021. We recommend you enrol in your last course/s by 31 December 2020 at the latest to ensure you have enough time to successfully complete all of the coursework.If you need help with a study plan to complete the certificate in this timeframe, please email us.

  • Level 5  
    Credits 82 
  • Workload

    For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher near assessment due dates.

  • Study type Open  
  • Cost $2,600 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

NZQA Registered

This New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) registered qualification is offered in three strands. Please note that Open Polytechnic only offers version six of the ‘Electrical Installation’ strand.

Electrical Installation

Customer energy solution, electrical switchgear and switchboards, electrical installation practice, standby power plant, lighting installations, and building management systems.

Key dates

Our open courses are open for enrolment every month. Each open course starts on the first Monday of the month you choose for enrolment. You must complete your study within the given start and end dates.

Enrolment period

You have a maximum of 32 weeks from the date your enrolment period starts to complete the courses you have chosen. All assessments need to be sent to us for marking before the end of week 27 to allow for marking and any rework needed.

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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