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Electrical Service Technician (EST)

This course includes practical skills assessment required for Electrical Service Technician (EST) Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) registration. In addition, the course includes safety training (an approved First aid course) and offers preparation for  the theory exam required for this class of registration.

Overview

This course includes practical skills assessment required for Electrical Service Technician  (EST) class of Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) registration. In addition, the course includes safety training (an approved First aid course) and offers preparation for the theory exam required for this class of registration.
Electrical Service Technician work includes maintenance and servicing 3-phase electrical equipment, identifying components of appliances, locating, identifying and isolating sources of supply on a switchboard and much more.

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

This course is for

Electrical workers who need to be assessed in a number of practical skills, revise the theory and complete First aid course,  as set out by the EWRB as a partial requirement for Electrical Service Technician class of registration.  

  • 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

Prerequisites

Before you enrol, please confirm with EWRB that you meet entitlement criteria for this class of registration.

Fees

  • Domestic: $ 1,104.16 
  • International: $1,154.98 

Note:

  • The above fee is inclusive of 15% GST and Student Services fee but does not include the EWRB/ASPEQ exam fee.
  • International applicants may need insurance for this short course. Please see our Insurance page for more information

Class Schedule

Class Date:18th April to 26 June 2022 - block course (incl First Aid)

Location: Mt Albert - Mataaho

How to apply

Please click the below “Apply Now” button and under Short Course in Electrotechnology select Electrical Service Technician (EST) course.

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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

Register your interest

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Up Comming Classes


October

Class Date:10th to 14th of Oct 2022

Time: Mon to Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Mt Albert - Mataaho


November

Class Date: 28th Nov to 2nd of Dec 2022

Time: Mon to Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Mt Albert - Mataaho

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.