National Certificate in Electronics Technology

The Skills Organisation

Subject area

Electronic Engineering

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Entry requirements

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification builds on the National Certificate in Electronics Technology (Level 2) [Ref: 0240] and is designed for people interested in electronics who may wish to pursue further training and employment in this field. The qualification has been developed for use in two training environments particularly for people who have completed the National Certificate in Electronics Technology (Level 2) [Ref: 0240]:
. in senior secondary schools, where a one year course is offered at Year 13
. 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 compulsory component recognises skills and knowledge in the construction, operation, and performance of:
. electronic programmable circuits
. electronic devices
. electronic prototypes.

The elective component allows candidates to select skills and knowledge relevant to their training needs and employment goals.

Elective 1 recognises skills and knowledge in electronics technology from a minimum of two of the following areas:
. electronic product development
. ADC and DAC digital electronic interface devices
. logic circuits.

Elective 2 recognises a range of skills and knowledge related to computing, engineering and technology, and science from both achievement standards and unit standards.

After achieving the National Certificate in Electronics Technology (Level 3) [Ref: 1005], people interested in pursuing further training and employment in this field may wish to continue with any of the following:
. 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]
. study for the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering [Ref: 112950]
. study for an engineering degree.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology at this level can earn:


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Contact details

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