Course Overview

This course is designed for people already working in the electrical industry.

New Zealand is crying out for more electrical service technicians to repair faulty appliances. This evening course will suit you if you're already working in the electrical industry and want to gain a qualification.

It's both theoretical and practical with an emphasis on safety, measurement techniques and safe working practices.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive:

  • The Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) Electrical Service Technician practical assessment


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Study options

26 weeks part-time

Total credits 23
Indicative Fees $1,087 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

Graduates of this course must also work under supervision of a registered person, installing and repairing a wide range of appliances for a minimum of 18 months, and complete a written examination before they can apply for full registration with the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB).

Topics you'll cover

In-class delivery will be over 24 weeks, with weekly three-hour night classes.

Learn to service and install large appliances like commercial refrigeration units, air conditioners and three-phase electrical equipment. This course focuses on the maintenance, disconnection and reconnection of single phase and three-phase electrical appliances supplied by flexible cord or fixed-wired up to 460 volts.

You'll also be required to complete a theory examination through EWRB ASPEQ. This examination will be paid for separately from this course.

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $1,087 for domestic students

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

  • There are no minimum academic requirements
  • You must already be working in the electrical industry

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

Other Considerations

  • You'll also need to complete a First Aid and CPR course

English language requirements

Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

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Study options

  • 26 weeks part-time

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