Electrical trades

Does electricity spark your interest? Study with us and get switched on for a career in the electrical trades.


Electrical apprenticeship pathway

Learn from electrical industry professionals and gain essential skills with an electrical apprenticeship pathway brought to you by Otago Polytechnic. This apprenticeship option allows you to work in the electrical industry as an employee under supervision - which means you can earn while you learn!


New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4)

  • Dunedin and in your workplace
  • Four years while in an apprenticeship
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

Gain the skills and knowledge to work independently as a commercially competent electrician. This programme is studied in conjunction with an apprenticeship so is ideal for candidates who are training in the workplace and your employer will enrol you in the qualification. Plus, study in 2022 for this programme is free for domestic students due to the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) (although you'll need to pay for any additional course-related and living costs). It includes the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) electrical theory and regulations exams which is required for registration as an electrician. Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be able to apply to the EWRB for registration.



Want to be an Electrical Engineering technician or technologist?

Study our diploma or degree programmes in electrical engineering.