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Study Electrotechnology at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand!


This short course covers the theory and practical requirements set out by the Electricity Regulations, including practical assessment, and leads up to the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) theory examination.

Topics covered on this short course include:

  • Basic electrical theory
  • Cable and cords termination methods
  • Cables general
  • Commission & decommission electrical appliances
  • Electric motors – single phase
  • Electrical appliance testing
  • Electrical circuits
  • Electrical conductors
  • Electrical insulators
  • Electrical safety- personal
  • Electrical testing measuring instruments
  • First aid and CPR
  • Flexible cords and cables
  • Legislative requirements for workplace safety
  • Multiple earth neutral system
  • Personal protection devices
  • Power and energy
  • Protection
  • Safe working practices
  • Systems of supply – NZ electrical supply system

To gain registration and practicing licence, successful participants who have also passed the Electrical Workers Registration Board theory examination, will need to make application to the EWRB (forms can be downloaded from ( with written confirmation from your employer that you have completed the required amount of appropriate electrical servicing work.

Once you have received your EAS limited registration you will be permitted to carry out the maintenance, testing and supervision of work carried out on appliances and equipment designed to connect to single-phase supply by flexible cord and plug, and rated at no more than 250 volts.

Upon successful completion of the EAS short course, you will receive a Unitec Certificate of Attendance.

Please note that this course is taught in conjunction with ETEC S186 Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS) Endorsed to Disconnect and Reconnect.

If the minimum number of students are not enrolled within the two courses, then Unitec reserves the right to cancel the classes.



Minimum Enrolment Number

12 students. Before you book any travel or accommodation we recommend that you first check that your class is running.

Maximum Enrolment Number

30 students.


Week commencing17 February 2020
$1,072.12 (Domestic fee: $1072.12, International fee: $1122.24 - includes student services fee) 2297 ETECS185 23 February 2020
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Week commencing11 May 2020
$1,072.12 (Domestic fee: $1072.12, International fee: $1122.24 - includes student services fee) 2299 ETECS185 19 July 2020
11 May 20 - 13 Jul 20: Lecture. Monday 17:00 - 21:00 Mt Albert (307-1014A)