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Electrical Appliance Serviceperson

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson

UCOL's Electrical Appliance Serviceperson qualification allows the holder to work on 250 volt plug-in appliances.

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Quick info

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North

Duration: 6 consecutive Fridays

2022 dates TBC

Domestic Fees: *
$610.00 + $85.00 EWRB feeScholarship 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 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, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Electricians.

 Course Information

  • 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 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 no longer does the examination for this. Please refer to the EWRB Examinations page (external organisation).  All candidates apply and pay online with ASPEQ.