New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Security

Industry Connection for Excellence Limited

Subject area

Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified




3 Years

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is for people who wish to pursue and further their career in the electronic security industry.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to develop electronic security solutions for customers, use their technical knowledge to provide site-wide leadership, supervise people working in the electronic security industry on medium to large projects, and manage stakeholder relationships.

Graduates of the optional strands will also be eligible to apply to the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) to be registered and licensed either as an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed), or an Electrical Installer.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

To be eligible for entry, trainees must be employed in a workplace or in a role that enables them to provide the evidence required to meet the graduate outcomes of the qualification. The employer and trainee, in conjunction with Industry Connection for Excellence Limited ICE), must complete a training agreement. Trainees must also meet the criteria for a Certificate of Approval for security technicians or security consultants, as required by the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010 and its amendments and replacements Trainees who are working towards either of the optional strands in this programme must hold a Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC) issued by the EWRB. Details of both the Supervision guidelines for trainees and the TLC are available at The TLC must be uplifted within the first three months of commencing training. It is recommended, but not required, that trainees have achieved the New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3) with strands in Installation and Service [Ref: 2767] before enrolling in this programme. ICE may enrol trainees working in New Zealand under work visas into this programme without being a signatory to The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021, until 31 December 2023.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


3 Years

Tuition Fees

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (27) 205 7007

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