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Electrical Appliance Serviceperson

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson

The UCOL | Te Pūkenga Electrical Appliance Serviceperson qualification allows the holder to work on 250 volt plug-in appliances.

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Quick info

Locations:  UCOL | Te Pūkenga Manawatū in Palmerston North

Duration: 6 consecutive Fridays

14 Apr 2023 - 19 May 2023
02 Jun 2023 - 07 Jul 2023

(For 2023 intakes, call 0800 468 265 or register your interest at )

Domestic Fees: *
$626 + $85.00 exam fee Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

The Electrical Appliance Serviceperson qualification (EAS) allows the holder to work on 250 volt plug-in appliances. The course meets the requirements of the theory and practical assessment component of the qualification. 

The types of work an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson is permitted to carry out are:

  • the maintenance of appliances that have an electrical rating of not more than 250 volts and are supplied by plug and flexible cord; and
  • the testing of work described above
  • the supervision of any work described above

How to Enrol
To apply for EAS complete the UCOL | Te Pūkenga Enrolment Form and the EWRB Practical Application Form.

Please note that the places are limited.

 Career & Study Outcomes

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries Electricians, see

 Course Information

Note: As a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL | Te Pūkenga is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.

From 2023, UCOL | Te Pūkenga and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL | Te Pūkenga in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.

The programme covers;

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of electrical circuits
  • Electrical conductors
  • Electrical insulators
  • Electrical fittings
  • Electrical appliances
  • Electrical measuring instruments
  • Radio and television interference suppression
  • Basic first aid
  • CPR
  • Flexible cords
  • Electrical appliance testing
  • Protection devices
  • Electrical safety of personnel
  • Dangers of electric shock
  • Electricity regulations

 Advice & Guidance

In New Zealand all people who engage in prescribed electrical work, must be registered or covered by the provisions under the Electricity Act 1992, or the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010.

UCOL | Te Pūkenga provides courses to prepare students in obtaining these certificates. It is necessary for a student to pass a theory examination and to be assessed in a number of practical skills as set out by the Electrical Workers Registration Board. However, you must complete 18 months practical training requirements to gain the full qualification.

This page is for people enrolling on the Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS) course and exam.

Electrical Workers Registration Board Examinations
Note that UCOL | Te Pūkenga no longer does the examination for this. Please refer to the EWRB Examinations page (external organisation).  All candidates apply and pay online with ASPEQ.