NZ Certificate in Customer Premises Systems (Level 4) Wireless Strand

Advance your career within a wide range of industry sectors that depend upon radio technology. Learn how to install, maintain, and repair cabling, electronic communication equipment and devices for wireless systems and much more.

With this certification you will be qualified for roles such as

  • Two-way radio installation and servicing technician
  • Repeater Installers and Maintainers
  • Broadcast radio technician
  • SCADA over Wireless system serviceperson
  • Remote telemetry technician
  • Radio Frequency Technician.

This programme also includes the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) examinations required for registration and licensing as an Electrical Service Technician (EST).

Topics Covered for Trainees of NZC Customer Premises Systems Level 4 (Wireless Systems)

  • Installing, maintaining, and repairing cabling.
  • Electronic communication equipment and devices for wireless systems.
  • Installing and repairing wireless networking, telemetry, and control applications.
  • Interpreting electronic design systems
  • Connecting with telecommunication systems
  • Radio frequency legislation standards
  • Technical knowledge for computer network engineering
  • Mitigating interference
  • Supervision of trainees
  • Knowledge and theory for EWRB registration for EST

Outcome of Course

Successful graduates will also meet the EWRB examination requirements for registration and licensing as an Electrical Service Technician (EST)

Course Structure

Part-Time: 2 ½ – 3 years

Blended Learning: A mix of online theory learning and practical. For the practical side, you can either use naturally occurring workplace verification (job cards, service report verified by the supervisor of manager) or demonstration of the completion of tasks at block courses as appropriate.

Intakes: Monthly basis from February through to November

Course Costs

Students may be eligible for fees free, check the eligibility criteria at

Employers may be eligible for the Government funded Apprenticeship Boost. Check if you meet the eligibility criteria.

$51.90 GST inclusive per week.


Prerequisite Requirements

Applicants must

  • Hold a NZ residency, permanent residency, or citizenship.
  • Be employed in the industry.
  • Have a supervisor holding a current EWRB practising licence of the same registration level or above.

Applicants must also hold NCEA Level 1 or equivalent;

  • 10 credits in Mathematics
  • 10 credits in English
  • 14 credits in General Science or Physics

 English Language entry requirement:

    Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English.

    This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements.

    For the minimum English language requirements refer to the following website:

    Students aged 20+ years who do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to enrol as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates that they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students under the age of 20 who do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

    Course Enrolment

    This course is delivered in partnership between E-tec and ICE. If you are interested to enrol, please complete the form below and one of our team members will be in contact.

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