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March 16th, 2012

National engineering diploma available now

Calling all budding mechanical engineering technicians! Competenz is now accepting enrolments for the Level 6 New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice, or NZDEP. The NZDEP is achieved in conjunction with the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) - an academic qualification that can be completed at an accredited Polytechnic. Together, the two qualifications provide a structured career pathway for aspiring mechanical engineering technicians. This new qualification recognises both practical work-based skills as well as the theoretical expertise engineering technicians need to succeed. The qualification has been developed to bridge a significant skill gap, identified by industry, that exists between qualified tradespeople and degree-qualified engineers. Candidates can either study full time to achieve the NZDE and then enrol in the NZDEP when they start work, or work towards both through an industry cadetship. Graduates of the NZDE/NZDEP are eligible for Certified Engineering Technician (CertETn) registration and Associate Membership of IPENZ. The New Zealand Board of Engineering Diplomas developed a Unified Diploma system and these qualifications as part of the National Engineering Education Plan (NEEP). Competenz representative on the Board, Bill Sole, says the knowledge and practical experience covered in both Diplomas will prepare candidates to meet the skill needs of industry. To enrol in the Level 6 NZDEP – Mechanical Engineering strand contact: Bill Sole - Competenz Phone: 09 5399 832 Click here to email Bill Or, call our Competenz Customer Support team free on 0800 526 1800, and ask to speak with Bill.