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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
* During the week of Matariki Public Holiday this programme will instead run on Thursday, 27 Jun 2024.

12 Apr 2024 – 17 May 2024
31 May – 05 Jul 2024

For 2024 intakes, call 0800 468 265 or register your interest at https://www.ucol.ac.nz/contact-us

Domestic Fees: *

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International Fees:*
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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 careers.govt.nz

 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.

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 learners in obtaining these certificates. It is necessary for a learner 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).