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Power Technician
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Boiler Operation
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Field Operations
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Network Control

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (NETWORK CONTROL) (LEVEL 4)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 145 Credits
  • 23 months
  • NZQA Ref: 3721

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Operate equipment to isolate, connect, control and monitor the electricity grid and distribution system
  • Manage the electricity supply system equipment and work control
  • Meet industry health and safety requirements
  • Ensure asset owners’ specifications are met during network plant operations

Power Technician

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (POWER TECHNICIAN) (LEVEL 5)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 5
  • 135 Credits
  • 12 – 18 months
  • NZQA Ref: 3535

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Apply power engineering, protection theory and power system principles
  • Use theory, codes, legislation, and industry procedures for wiring, testing and commissioning of electricity supply assets
  • Apply a range of communication skills relevant to work in the field of power technology
  • Ensure health and safety requirements are met

Boiler Operation

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ENERGY AND CHEMICAL OPERATIONS (BOILER OPERATION)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 3
  • 50 Credits
  • 8-10 months
  • NZQA Ref: 2306

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Maintaining personal safety and working within boiler house safety systems and legislative requirements in an energy or chemical plant
  • Complying with standard operating procedures in an energy and chemical plant
  • Carrying out basic boiler operations in an energy or chemical plant

Field Operations

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ENERGY AND CHEMICAL FIELD OPERATIONS WITH STRANDS IN PROCESS PLANT EQUIPMENT, STEAM PLANT, GEOTHERMAL OPERATION, PETROCHEMICAL OPERATION, PETROCHEMICAL STATION, AND PETROCHEMICAL TRANSFER AND STORAGE

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 60-90 Credits
  • 12 – 16 months
  • NZQA Ref: 2307

Strands: Process Plant Equipment, Steam Plant, Geothermal Operation, Petrochemical Operation, Petrochemical Station, and Petrochemical Transfer and Storage

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Applying safe risk assessment and health and safety procedures in an energy or chemical plant
  • Isolating and re-commissioning energy and chemical plant equipment
  • Using control systems to identify, respond to, and report equipment faults in an energy or chemical plant

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Process Plant Equipment: Operating and monitoring process plant equipment in an energy or chemical plant

Steam Plant: Operating and monitoring boiler plant equipment in an energy or chemical plant

Geothermal Operation: Operating and controlling geothermal steam equipment in an energy or chemical plant

Petrochemical Operation: Processing hydrocarbons in an energy or chemical plant

Petrochemical Station: Treating petrochemical well stream fluids in an energy or chemical plant

Petrochemical Transfer and Storage: Transferring and storing petrochemical products in an energy or chemical plant

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (INTRODUCTORY)

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (INTRODUCTORY)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 2
  • 40-44 Credits
  • 6 – 12 months
  • NZQA Ref: 2136

Strands: Electricity Supply, and Telecommunications

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Understanding how health and safety is applied to the Electricity Supply Industry
  • Demonstrating foundation understanding of the principles of generation, transmission and distribution in the Electricity Supply Industry.

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:

Electricity Supply: Understanding how the Electricity Act, regulations and industry rules and guides govern industry practice. Competently applying knowledge to tasks within the Electricity Supply Industry with appropriate supervision

Telecommunications: Working safely on telecommunications assets on or near electrical structures

PLANT AND MACHINERY

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ENERGY AND CHEMICAL OPERATIONS (PLANT AND MACHINERY)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 3
  • 60 Credits
  • 10 months
  • NZQA Ref: 2305

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Understanding how health and safety is applied to the Electricity Supply Industry
  • Demonstrating foundation understanding of the principles of generation, transmission and distribution in the Electricity Supply Industry.

 

PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN ENERGY AND CHEMICAL PLANT CONTROL ROOM OPERATIONS WITH STRANDS IN CHEMICAL PLANT, STEAM GENERATION PLANT, AND PLANT OUTAGE COORDINATION

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 5
  • 110-120 Credits
  • TBA
  • NZQA Ref: 2308

Strands: Chemical Plant, Steam Generation Plant, and Plant Outage Coordination

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Applying safe and efficient work management systems in an energy or chemical plant
  • Controlling process conditions and operating plant systems in an energy or chemical plant
  • Analysing the commercial implications of an energy or chemical plant operation

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Chemical Plant: Controlling operations in a chemical plant

Steam Generation Plant: Controlling operations in a steam generation plant

Plant Outage Coordination: Coordinating an outage of an energy or chemical plant

Electricity Supply (Operation)

NZC IN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (OPERATION) WITH AN OPTIONAL STRAND IN HYDRO OPERATION

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 85 Credits (105 with strand)
  • 14-16 months
  • NZQA Ref: 3687

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Apply knowledge of the electricity generation sector in New Zealand and electricity supply core theory while working as an electricity generation plant control room operator.
  • Operate equipment to isolate and connect electricity systems in compliance with industry standards and asset owner’s specifications.
  • Manage electricity supply system generation equipment as a control room operator.
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements are met while carrying out plant control room operations in the electricity supply industry.

Graduates of the Hydro Operation strand will also be able to:

  • Use prime movers in hydro-electric generation plants, and manage water resources as a hydro-electric control room operator.