We’re proud of our new programme for the electrical apprenticeship, New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Trade (Level 4) — General Electrical 
The new apprenticeship will be delivered through on-job, online, and on-campus (off-job) training and takes three and a half, to four years to complete.
Learners enrolling into the new programme will get the same high-quality education as before, supported by improved structures behind the scenes and better digital learning integration.
The on-job assessments for this new qualification are completed and submitted online, through My portal, meaning printed workbooks and printed evidence are a thing of the past. Marius Schmidt, Electrical Industry Manager at EarnLearn | Te Pūkenga, says there are several benefits for learners from the new programme.
“We’ve got a great new submission process for on-jobs, leading edge numeracy and literacy support as well as great pastoral care to help students navigate their learning journey and life’s challenges. Those are just some of the benefits this new qual brings.”
As per the previous electrical apprenticeships offered by EarnLearn | Te Pūkenga, learners will be eligible to register for Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) registration.
This apprenticeship, New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Trade (Level 4) – General Electrical , will be phased in to replace the current programme, New Zealand Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering (Level 4) .
Current apprentices won’t need to transition to the new programme and this programme will continue to be recognised for EWRB registration. As long as they keep up with their current study, they will have time to finish their apprenticeship before the expiring programme is discontinued and this programme will continue to be recognised for EWRB registration.