Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation

Line Mechanic Distribution

New Zealand Certificate in Electricity Supply Line Mechanic Distribution - Level 4
190 credits
NZQA Ref: 2197 


The NEW pathway to professional registration as a Line Mechanic.

This Level 4 New Zealand Certificate covers the practical skills and experience for line mechanics working in the distribution sector of the Electricity Supply Industry. It is a mandatory requirement for registration as a Line Mechanic with the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB).

This qualification replaces the National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Line Mechanic Distribution) – Level 4 (NZQA Ref: 0874). It has unit standards previously in the Level 2 Introductory qualification embedded, and also includes unit standards for Capstone professional practice. This means that all of the required competencies for line mechanics are now covered in one qualification.

Skills covered

  • Applying industry standards and procedures to line mechanic work
  • Theory, codes and legislation and industry procedures for the electricity distribution network
  • Communication
  • Health and safety
  • Capstone professional practice

This qualification will take around 24 months to complete. It is achieved through a blend of on-job learning and off-job courses.

More information: 

Qualification brochure

NZQA qualification document


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