The Associate Diploma is more broad-based in content than the Diploma, covering essential skills and a working knowledge of electrical principles, processes and procedures. The Associate Diploma is a prerequisite for the Diploma but can also be a “standalone” qualification for trainees who do not wish to progress to the Diploma but want to enter the labor market with valuable set of skills, knowledge and competencies at a lower level. The Diploma is more specialized, providing opportunities for trainees to develop and demonstrate skills in specific areas. Trainees will develop a more in-depth understanding of a wider range of electrical procedures and processes as well as increased confidence in practical understanding and application. Trainees successful in the Diploma should be able to enter the labor market as electrical technicians.