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NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY (VEGETATION CONTROL) (LEVEL 4) CODE SC0603

School of

SCIENCE AND PRIMARY INDUSTRIES This school offers programmes in agriculture, animal care, arboriculture, engineering, floristry, horticulture, landscape design, science, technology and veterinary nursing.


Duration Where

One year Hamilton Gardens Campus, Hamilton Applications Close Ongoing Starts February / July and throughout the year for part-time students Fee Guideline $4804

The National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Vegetation Control) (Level 4) covers the advanced skills and knowledge required to undertake vegetation control in largely unsupervised situations when operating as an Arborist in the electricity supply industry. This programme will teach you the skills and knowledge to provide the potential to move into supervisory and management roles in the industry, including owning and operating a private contracting business. Wintec is the accredited provider for the ESITO National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Vegetation Control) (Level 4). This programme aims to decrease the current skill shortage in the industry by offering you a realistic mix of practical and theory-based training that advances on from the National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Vegetation Control) (Level 2). Having completed these qualifications, you will be able to safely and competently undertake arboriculture work around electricity supply areas and further pursue various work opportunities in city, councils, private companies and contract work. You’ll learn in Wintec’s well equipped electrical workshops and facilities for arboriculture, and also gain lots of practical application out in the field where you’ll put your new skills to the test while adhering to current industry standards. PROGRAMME CONTENT This programme has compulsory modules in negotiation skills, report writing and tree skills: including climbing and branch walking difficult trees, pruning, advanced

felling techniques, as well as planning and managing complex tree work. There is also compulsory modules in electrical skills: including climbing and working on electricity network structures, inspecting, testing and cleaning live line tools and equipment, determining the condition of electrical lines, live line theory and procedures, pruning around electrical lines, winch assisted tree felling around electrical lines, vehicles and equipment operating techniques and emergency first aid. The programme is delivered through faceto-face learning, self directed workbooks, full-time and part-time study, block courses and work-based site visits. GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES The National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Vegetation Control) (Level 4) may lead to employment in electricity supply, vegetation control and allied sectors, progressing towards supervisory and management roles. This includes public and private agencies with responsibility to manage vegetation in the vicinity of electricity structures such as city councils, other land owners and owners and contractors of electricity industry assets. ENTRY CRITERIA

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National Certificate in Electricity Supply (Vegetation Control) (Level 2), or Equivalent qualification

Candidates are required to have held a full Class 1 driver’s licence for a minimum of 12 months. ENQUIRIES To enrol contact our Student Enrolment and Information Centre on 0800 2 wintec (0800 2 946832) or online at www.wintec.ac.nz/ contact.

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