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Electrical Installer

This Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) approved course prepares candidates for regulations and theory exams and offers three-stage practical assessments, as well as safety training (an approved First aid course), required for Electrical Installer class of EWRB registration.


The Electrical Installer course offers practical skills assessment (Electrician Stages 1, 2 and 3), theory and regulations tuition in preparation for the examination and  approved First Aid training. . This is 30 weeks evening block course, partially fulfilling requirements for the Electrical Installer class of registration set by Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB).

The course does not include the theory or regulations examination while practical skills are assessed but the training is not provided.

For full details on registration requirements, candidates should contact EWRB and confirm eligibility, before joining the Unitec Electrical Installer course.

This course is for

Electrical workers who seek to obtain the Electrical Installer class of registration at EWRB. In the process, candidates need to be assessed in electrician three stages practical skills, complete instruction in safe working practices, basic first aid and cardiac-pulmonary resuscitation course and complete preparation for theory examination and regulation examination set by the EWRB at ASPEQ.

The types of work a registered electrical installer is permitted to carry include the installation or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations which are directly related to one or more of the following:

  1. security systems; or 
  2. fire alarm systems; or 
  3. railway systems; or 
  4. lift/escalator systems; or 
  5. heating/ventilating/air conditioning systems; or 
  6. renewable energy systems of electrical supply which do not exceed 10kVA capacity and are intended for connection to a standard low voltage installation (not including any works, installation, appliance or fitting that may be connected to those systems of supply).

Further details on course content can be found on the EWRB website under Teaching Guidelines

  • For complete registration requirements, please contact EWRB.
  • For examination, please contact ASPEQ.

The outcome of this course

Upon successful completion, Unitec will submit your practical assessment record to EWRB and confirm your eligibility to sit an examination to the EWRB examination provider, ASPEQ.

Course details


Before you enrol, please confirm with EWRB that you meet entitlement criteria for this class of registration. You will be asked to provide EWRB registration number prior to enrolling to the course.


Domestic:  $2,612.65

International:  $2,612.65 

Please note this fee includes 15% GST and Student Services fee, but it does not include any EWRB or ASPEQ exam and registration fees.

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Minimum Enrolment Number

12 students

Unitec reserves the right to cancel this class when the minimum enrolled number is not met. Should this occur, you will be notified before the intake closure. Please check if your class is running, before you make any travel arrangements.

Maximum Enrolment Number

Unitec holds the right to stop the enrolment when the number of students enrolled in EWRB short courses reaches the capacity of the assigned Trades building laboratory.

List of tools and PPE gear required for the course

To attend the course, you must have required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gear, which includes electrical safety (capped) footwear and safety glasses. We recommend that you bring your toolbox, which must include (but not limited to):

  • Tester
  • Wire strippers
  • Phillips screwdrivers
  • Flat blade screwdrivers
  • Diagonal (Side) cutters
  • Electrician’s pliers


Moving to Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa (New Zealand) is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, in 2023 Unitec will become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa.

This means that while you are enrolling with Unitec now, from Semester 1, 2023 you will become a Te Pūkenga learner.

Te Pūkenga has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including this programme. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

The information contained here is correct at the time of publishing, but as the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time.

Rest assured that we will notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you study, where you study or the ways you learn.