This course is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and Nelson Technical Institute is accredited to teach it.

This course is designed to help Work and Income

clients gain employment. A requirement of

this course is that trainees must actively seek and try to gain employment as an outcome

This flexible, self-paced learning programme is an introduction for people wishing to gain employment with further training in the electrical and related industries. It is a pre-cursor to the first stage of training programmes leading to qualifications as an electrician in the related fields. 

This course allows the trainee to learn and apply safe working practices and to develop skills and knowledge of the basic principles and practices as they apply to the electrical industry.

Includes classroom theory, simulated practical and on-site practical. Individual language, literacy and numeracy needs met with support. 

Fixed entry courses, however some flexible entry will remain dependent on completions and early withdrawals. 

Programme hours

8.30 am to 3.00 pm, with a 12:30 finish on Friday. This may vary for field work and work experience.

Programme Structure

This 13 week programme is made up of self paced learning modules and includes a combination of classroom theory, simulated practical, and on site practical.

Entry requirements

  • Clients must have good language, literacy and numeracy levels.
  • Clients must have no serious criminal convictions or pending charges.