Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Recognition of Hong Kong's qualifications and experience.

1. Electrician Registration

1.1 Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Contract

Both certificates must be held.

1.1.1 Description

(a) Certificate of Completion

A certificate of completion is evidence of the successful completion a valid craft apprenticeship or valid technician apprenticeship and must be issued.

(i) Under section 28 of the Apprenticeship Ordinance 1976 of Hong Kong and signed by the Commissioner for Labour or, after 1 April 1982, the Director of the Technical Education and Industrial Training Department; or

(ii) By the employer prior to 18 July 1976 and signed by the Commissioner for Labour or, after 1 April 1982, the Director of the Technical Education and Industrial Training Department and meeting the requirements of the Hong Kong Labour Department; or

(iii) By the Hong Kong Government.

The certificate must be endorsed with the words electrician or electrical technician.

(b) Apprenticeship Contract

An apprenticeship contract, endorsed with the words electrician or electrical technician is valid where it was:

(i) Registered with the Commissioner for Labour or, after 1 April 1982, the Director of the Technical Education and Industrial Training Department under sections 15, 16 and 17 of the Apprenticeship Ordinance 1976 of Hong Kong; or

(ii) Attested by the Commissioner for Labour prior to the commencement of the Ordinance as provided under section 18(i) of the Apprentice Ordinance 1976. Section 18(i) of the Ordinance was deleted at 1 April 1982; or

(iii) Exempted from registration by the Commissioner for Labour as provided for under section 18(i) of the Apprentice Ordinance 1976. Section 18(i) of the Ordinance was deleted at 1 April 1982; or

(iv) Voluntarily registered with the Commissioner for Labour or, after 1 April 1982, the Director of the Technical Education and Industrial Training Department prior to the trade becoming a designated trade under section 17 of the Apprenticeship Ordinance 1976; or

(v) Made with the Hong Kong Government.

A technician apprenticeship must not be less that 3 years duration.

1.1.2 Endorsements

Some certificates may be endorsed with the words “for practical training only”.

1.1.3 Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

These certificates, together:

(a) Exempt the holder from the 3rd stage theory examination requirements where neither certificate is endorsed with the words “for practical training only”.

(b) Are 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) Are evidence of the completion of 4 years work experience where the period of the craft apprenticeship or technician apprenticeship was 4 or more years.

1.1.4 Registration Requirements

The holder of these certificates must:

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

(b) Pass the regulations examination.

(c) Where the craft apprenticeship or technician apprenticeship was less than 4 years duration, have documents that together with the Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Contract show, at least, 4 years work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work.

(d) Pass the 3rd stage theory examination if a Certificate of Completion or Apprenticeship Contract is endorsed with the words “for practical training only”.

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