Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Recognition of the Zimbabwe's qualifications and experience.

1. Electrician Registration

1.1 Skilled Worker Class One Certificate

1.1.1 Description

The Skilled Worker Class One Certificate is evidence of passing a trade test set by the Department of Manpower, Planning and Development. (A person may also receive the certificate if they demonstrate to the Department that they have fulfilled the necessary trade test criteria). The certificate must be endorsed with the word electrician. A person can sit the Class One trade test if they have successfully completed an apprenticeship, institutional training or have the necessary experience.

1.1.2 Apprenticeship

(a) Description

An apprenticeship is conducted under the auspices of the Department of Manpower, Planning and Development and, on completion, a National Certificate or the National Craft Certificate is received.

(b) Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

This certificate:

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

(ii) 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.

(iii) Is evidence of the completion of 4 years work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work where the period of the apprenticeship was 4 or more years.

(c) Registration Requirements

The holder of this certificate must:

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

(ii) Pass the regulations examination.

(iii) Where the period of the apprenticeship is less than 4 years, have documents that together with the Skilled Worker Class One Certificate show, at least, 4 years work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work.

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

1.1.3 Training programme

(a) Description

This is a 3 year vocational programme at the completion of which a National Certificate is received.

(b) Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

This certificate:

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

(ii) 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.

(c) Registration Requirements

The holder of this certificate must:

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

(ii) Pass the regulations examination.

(iii) Have other documents that show, at least, 1 years work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work.

This experience must be gained after the completion of the training.

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

1.1.4 Experience

(a) Description

The (electrical) trades tests for Skilled Workers Classes 1 Certificate can be sat where a person has obtained the Skilled Workers Classes 2 and 3 Certificates and has had 6 years work experience.

(b) Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

This certificate:

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

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

(c) Registration Requirements

The holder of this certificate must:

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

(ii) Pass the regulations examination.

(iii) Have other documents that show, at least, 2 years work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work.

This experience must be gained after the completion of the training.

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