Germany

Germany

Recognition of Germany's qualifications and experience.

1. Electrician Registration

The documents and training for Germany only relate to the systems operating in the former Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland).

1.1 Facharbeiterbrief Certificate

1.1.1 Description

This certificate is evidence of one of the following:

(a) The successful completion of an apprenticeship.

(b) The successful completion of a 2 year course under the “training by stages" system.

(c) The successful completion of a period of formal training as an adult.

The certificate must be endorsed with the word elektromechaniker or elektroinstallateur.

1.1.2 Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

This certificate:

(a) Exempts the holder from the 3rd stage theory examination requirements.

(b) Is evidence of the completion of an apprenticeship or training that has incorporated the skills in paragraph 1(2) of Clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.

(c) Is evidence of the completion of 4 years work experience where the period of the apprenticeship or training was 4 or more years.

1.1.3 Registration Requirements

The holder of this certificate must:

(a) Pass the 3rd stage practical assessment or examination.

(b) Pass the regulations examination.

(c) Where the period of the apprenticeship or training was less than 4 years, have documents that together with the Facharbeiterbrief Certificate show, at least, 4 years work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work.

(d) Complete the safety instruction requirements of Clause 3 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.

1.2 Gesellenbrief Certificate

1.2.1 Description

This certificate is evidence of the successful completion of an apprenticeship. It must be endorsed with the word elektromechaniker or elektroinstallateur.

1.2.2 Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

This certificate:

(a) Exempts the holder from the 3rd stage theory examination requirements.

(b) Is evidence of the completion of an apprenticeship that has incorporated the skills in paragraph 1(2) of Clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.

(c) Is evidence of the completion of 4 years work experience where the period of the apprenticeship was 4 or more years.

1.2.3 Registration Requirements

The holder of this certificate must:

(a) Pass the 3rd stage practical assessment or examination.

(b) Pass the regulations examination.

(c) Where the period of the apprenticeship was less than 4 years, have documents that together with the Gesellenbrief Certificate show, at least, 4 years work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work.

(d) Complete the safety instruction requirements of Clause 3 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.

1.3 Meisterbrief Certificate

1.3.1 Description

This certificate is evidence of the successful completion of an apprenticeship together with an additional 5 years experience. It must be endorsed with the word elektromechaniker or elektroinstallateur.

1.3.2 Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

This certificate:

(a) Exempts the holder from the 3rd stage theory examination requirements.

(b) Is evidence of the completion of 4 years work experience that has incorporated the skills in paragraph 1(2) of Clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.

1.3.3 Registration Requirements

The holder of this certificate must:

(a) Pass the regulations examination.

(b) Pass the 3rd stage practical assessment or examination.

(c) Complete the safety instruction requirements of Clause 3 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.