Pay for electronics trades workers varies depending on experience and the type of work they do.
Source : Careers New Zealand research, 2017.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Electronics trades workers may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Electronics trades workers need to have :
Electronics trades workers who run their own business also need small business skills.
Electronics trades workers :
Entry requirements to become an electronics trades worker depend on what area of electronics you want to work in.
Working with domestic applicances and business machines such as photocopiers
If you want to fix and maintain domestic electronic appliances or business machines like photocopiers, you need to complete an apprenticeship and gain one of the following qualifications :
Working in industrial measurement and control
To become an industrial measurement and control technician, you need to complete an apprenticeship and gain a National Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control (Level 4).
Working with security systems
There are no specific requirements to become a security systems technician, but employers may prefer you to have a National Certificate in Electronic Security - Installer (Level 3).
You must also have a Certificate of Approval issued by the Ministry of Justice.
Apprenticeships and registration
The Skills Organisation oversees apprenticeships in electronics trades.
Depending on your role, you may also need to be registered with Electrical Workers Registration Board.
No specific secondary education is required for this job, but English, maths, science, physics, chemistry and technology to at least NCEA Level 2 are useful.
Electronics trades workers need to be :
Useful experience for electronics trades workers includes :
Electronics trades workers need to have good hand-eye co-ordination and normal colour vision, as electrical components are often colour-coded.
Electronics trades workers may need to be registered with the Electrical Workers Registration Board, depending on their speciality.