Netherlands

Netherlands

Recognition of Netherlands's qualifications and experience.

1. Electrician Registration

1.1 Diploma Bemetel with a Getuigschrift Certificate

Both certificates must be held.

1.1.1 Description

(a) Diploma Bemetel

This certificate is evidence of the successful completion of either:

(i) A 3 or 4 year full-time vocational course at an elementary technical school together with a 2 or 3 year apprenticeship under the control of "Bemetel" (National Trade Training Organisation covering the metal and electro-technical industries); or

(ii) A 3 or 4 year apprenticeship under the control of "Bemetel",

and the successful completion of the final examination of an examiners board proposed by "Bemetel" and appointed by the Minister for Education and Science.

The certificate must be endorsed with the words electro-monteur.

(b) Getuigschrift certificate

This certificate is evidence of the completion of a supplementary theoretical examination conducted by the Ministry of Education and Science. The examination must be for the electrical trades.

1.1.2 Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

These certificates, together:

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

(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 apprenticeship and, where applicable, a 1 year time credit for the vocational course was 4 or more years.

1.1.3 Registration Requirements1

The holder of these certificates must:

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

(b) Pass the regulations examination.

(c) Where the period of the apprenticeship and training was less than 4 years, have documents that
together with the Diploma Bemetel 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 Where an applicant cannot produce a Getuigschrift certificate, they must also complete the 3rd stage theory examination requirements.

1.2 Praktijkgetuigschrift Certificate with a Getuigschrift Certificate

Both certificates must be held.

1.2.1 Description

(a) Praktijkgetuigschrift Certificate

This certificate is evidence of the successful completion of either:

(i) A 3 or 4 year full-time vocational course at an elementary technical school together with a 2 or 3 year apprenticeship under the control of "V.A.M" (National Trade Training Organisation covering the automobile and related industries); or

(ii) A 3 or 4 year apprenticeship under the control of "V.A.M", and the successful completion of the final examination of an examiners board proposed by "V.A.M" and appointed by the Minister
for Education and Science.

The certificate must be endorsed with the words electro-monteur.

(b) Getuigschrift certificate

This certificate is evidence of the completion of a supplementary theoretical examination conducted by the Ministry of Education and Science. The examination must be for the electrical trades.

1.2.2 Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

These certificates, together:

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

(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 apprenticeship and, where applicable, a 1 year time credit for the vocational course was 4 or more years.

1.2.3

Registration Requirements2

The holder of these certificates must:

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

(b) Pass the regulations examination.

(c) Where the period of the apprenticeship and training was less than 4 years, have documents that together with the Praktijkgetuigschrift 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.

2 Where an applicant cannot produce a Getuigschrift certificate, they must also complete the 3rd stage theory examination requirements.

1.3 Diploma Gezel with a Getuigschrift Certificate

Both certificates must be held.

1.3.1 Description

(a) Diploma Gezel

This certificate is evidence of the successful completion of either:

(i) A 3 or 4 year full-time vocational course at an elementary technical school together with a 2 or 3 year apprenticeship under the control of "Smecoma" (National Trade Training Organisation covering small and medium businesses in the metal trades); or

(ii) A 3 or 4 year apprenticeship under the control of "Smecoma", and the successful completion of the final examination of an examiners board proposed by "Smecoma" and appointed by the
Minister for Education and Science.

The certificate must be endorsed with the words electro-monteur.

1.3.2 Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

These certificates, together:

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

(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 apprenticeship and, where applicable, a 1 year time credit for the vocational course was 4 or more years.

1.3.3

Registration Requirements3

The holder of these certificates must:

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

(b) Pass the regulations examination.

(c) Where the period of the apprenticeship and training was less than 4 years, have documents that together with the Diploma Gezel 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.

3 Where an applicant cannot produce a Getuigschrift certificate, they must also complete the 3rd stage theory examination requirements.

1.4 SOM Diploma with a Getuigschrift Certificate

Both certificates must be held.

1.4.1 Description

(a) SOM Diploma

This certificate is evidence of the successful completion of either:

(i) A 3 or 4 year full-time vocational course at an elementary technical school together with a 2 or 3 year apprenticeship under the control of "Stichting Opleidingen Metaal" National Trade Training Organisation (since 1982, an amalgamation of "Bemetel" "V.A.M" and Smecoma"); or

(ii) A 3 or 4 year apprenticeship under the control of "Stichting Opleidingen Metaal",

and the successful completion of the final examination of an examiners board proposed by "Stichting Opleidingen Metaal" and appointed by the Minister for Education and Science.

The certificate must be endorsed with the words electro-monteur.

(b) Getuigschrift certificate

This certificate is evidence of the completion of a supplementary theoretical examination conducted by the Ministry of Education and Science. The examination must be for the electrical trades.

1.4.2 Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

These certificates, together:

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

(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 apprenticeship and, where applicable, a 1 year time credit for the vocational course was 4 or more years.

1.4.3 Registration Requirements4

The holder of these certificates must:

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

(b) Pass the regulations examination.

(c) Where the period of the apprenticeship and training was less than 4 years, have documents that together with the SOM Diploma 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.

4 Where an applicant cannot produce a Getuigschrift certificate, they must also complete the 3rd stage theory examination requirements.

1.5 Diploma VEV - Second Mechanic (strong current)

1.5.1 Description

This certificate endorsed with the words electro-monteur is evidence of the successful completion of either:

(a) A 3 or 4 year full-time vocational course at an elementary technical school together with a 2 or 3 year apprenticeship under the control of "V.E.V" (National Trade Training Organisation covering the electrical
industries); or

(b) A 3 or 4 year apprenticeship under the control of "V.E.V", and the successful completion of the final examination of an examiners board proposed by "V.E.V" and appointed by the Minister for Education and
Science.

1.5.2 Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

This certificates:

(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 apprenticeship and, where applicable, a 1 year time credit for the vocational course was 4 or more years.

1.5.3 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 and training was less than 4 years, have documents that together with the Diploma VEV - Second Mechanic (strong current) 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.

1.6 Philips Diploma

1.6.1 Description

This certificate, endorsed with the words electro-monteur, is evidence of the successful completion of 3 or 4 year full-time vocational course at an elementary technical school and a two year apprenticeship in the electrical trades at the Philips Works, Eindhoven.

1.6.2 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 3 years work experience that has incorporated the skills in paragraph 1(2) of Clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.

1.6.3 Registration Requirements

The holder of this certificate must:

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

(b) Pass the regulations examination.

(c) Have other documents that show, at least, 1 year work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work. This experience must be gained after the completion of the apprenticeship.

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

1.7 Marine Engineering School Certificate

1.7.1 Description

This certificate, endorsed with the words electro-monteur, is evidence of the successful completion of 3 or 4 year full-time vocational course at an elementary technical school and a 2 year apprenticeship in the electrical trades at a Marine Engineering Training School.

1.7.2 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 3 years work experience that has incorporated the skills in paragraph 1(2) of Clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.

1.7.3 Registration Requirements

The holder of this certificate must:

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

(b) Pass the regulations examination.

(c) Have other documents that show, at least, 1 year work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work. This experience must be gained after the completion of the apprenticeship.

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

1.8 Diploma VEV - First Mechanic (strong current)

1.8.1 Description

This certificate with the endorsement electro-monteur is evidence of:

(a) The successful completion of a 3 or 4 year apprenticeship under the control of "V.E.V"; and

(b) At least, 2 years work experience after completing the apprenticeship and the successful completion of a qualifying examination to become an electrical contractor.

1.8.2 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.

1.8.3 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.

1.9 *Electrical Technician TS1 Certificate or Advanced Craftsman EML Certificate

* These certificates are listed in Schedule 6 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.

1.9.1 Description

Either of these certificates is evidence of the completion of the registration electrical theory requirements. They are the theory component of the V.E.V Diploma - First Mechanic (strong current) (paragraph 1.8 above).

1.9.2 Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

Either certificate exempts the holder from the 3rd stage theory examination requirements.

1.9.3 Registration Requirements

The holder of this certificate must:

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

(b) Pass the regulations examination.

(c) Have other documents that show 4 years work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work that incorporates the skills in paragraph 1(2) of Clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.

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