National Certificate in Electronics Technology

Eastern Institute of Technology

Subject area

Electronic Engineering

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This is an introductory certificate for people interested in electronics and who may wish to pursue further training and employment in this field. The qualification has been developed for use in two training environments:
. in high schools, where a one year course is offered at Year 12;
. in private training establishments and polytechnics, where it serves as a pre-employment qualification for those seeking employment in the electronics industry, or as the first stage in an apprenticeship in the electrotechnology industry.

The qualification combines the following skills and knowledge:
. a fundamental level of chemistry, computing, electrical or electronic engineering, mathematics, physics, science, statistics and probability, and technology represented by the elective standards;
. basic electrical direct current principles relevant in the study of electronics;
. basic electronic components;
. combinations of components to form simple electronic systems;
. practical construction of a printed circuit including hand soldering of components;
. construction of simple electronic products.

After achieving the National Certificate in Electronics Technology (Level 2) [Ref: 0240], people interested in pursuing further training and employment in this field may wish to continue with any of the following:
. National Certificate in Electronics Technology (Level 3) [Ref: 1005] - normally delivered at Year 13;
. take up an apprenticeship in electronics or electrical industries and study for the National Certificates in Electronic Engineering at Levels 3 and 4 [Refs: 1093 and 1123] or the National Certificates in Electrical Engineering at Levels 2, 3, 4, and 5 [Refs: 0174, 0223, 1195, and 0951] or their replacements;
. study for the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering [Ref: 112950].

What graduates earn

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