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EWRB Practicing License

This course is for those who wish to renew their practising license and are EWRB registered.


The Electrotechnology Department of Unitec is an EWRB approved provider of Competence Programmes for practicing licences for EWRB registered people.

This course is for those who wish to renew their practicing license. Topics covered in this short course include:

  • The Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 and subsequent amendments
  • Testing for personal safety
  • Evidence of assessments that incorporate practical testing of an attendee’s “levels of knowledge” to confirm satisfactory completion of the competence programme
  • Earthing requirements in AS/NZS 3000:2007
  • The installation, operation, and operational testing of residual current devices
  • Prospective short circuit current levels
  • Testing, certification, and inspection
  • The technical content of problem areas and issues published in the EWRB Electron
  • Cardio-Pulmonary resuscitation and basic first aid
  • The Board requirements relating to the supervision of trainees both from a supervisor and trainee perspective, including supervision procedures for Trainees dated (29 October 2010) sections 76 and 77 of the Electricity Act 1992 (reprint incorporating the Electricity Amendment Act 2006).

However, subjects are specific to the class of registration and are detailed in the Schedule of the EWRB competence programme guidelines, available on the EWRB website.

Unitec offers a one day course for people with the following classes of registration:

  • Electrical Inspector
  • Electrician, Electrical Engineer, and Electrical Installer
  • Electrical Service Technician, Electrical Appliance Service Person (endorsed), and Associated Trades Person
  • Electrical Appliance Service Person

To successfully complete the course, students must pass theoretical and practical assessments, upon which your participation and achievement will be reported to the EWRB

Course details


Candidates are advised to apply to the EWRB for confirmation of their eligibility to study this course.


Domestic: $192.94

International:  $240.87 


  • Fee is inclusive of 15% GST and Student Services fee
  • International applicants may need insurance for this short course. Please see our Insurance page for more information

Class Schedule

Please note that this is a 1-day programme and a student who has enrolled in an EWRB Practicing License would follow the below class schedule

Please see below for the latest class dates

How to apply

Please click the “Apply Now” button below and under Short Course in Electrotechnology select EWRB Practicing License 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.

What to bring to the course?

Please bring the following items to the course:

  • EWRB practicing licence card (for identification purposes)
  • Test instruments
  • Copies of the Standards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gear, including electrical safety (capped) footwear and safety glasses
  • E-learning certificate (you’ll get one certificate once you’ve completed the two online modules)

Register your interest

If the below dates are not suitable and you would like to be notified of any additional classes added, please click the below button to register your interest

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Upcoming Classes

ETEC/S176/6394/CLS/01 - Class on 22nd of September 2023

Description Activity Type Name Dates Start Time End Time Scheduled Days Location 
EWRB Practicing License Lecture 22/09/2023 8:30 am 4:30 pm Friday 108-2062 - Unitrain Workshop

ETEC/S176/6395/CLS/01 - - Class on 4th of December 2023

Description Activity Type Name Dates  Start Time End Time Scheduled Days Location 
EWRB Practicing License Lecture 4/12/2023 8:30 am 4:30 pm Monday 108-2061 - Electronics Computer Lab



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