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Electrical Service Technician (EST)

This course prepares the candidate to pass the EST examination, including safety training and completion of the practical assessment required by the EWRB.

Once you have received your EST registration you will be permitted to service an appliance, replace fixtures and fittings (not contained within a switchboard), including the disconnection of, or connection to a power supply rated at no more than 1000 volts.

Topics Covered:

  • First Aid & CPR
  • Safe Electrical Practice
  • 3 phase Electrical Systems
  • Cables
  • Electrical Legislation
  • Electric Motors and Motor Starters
  • Practical electrical work – including testing of appliances up to 1,000 volts
  • Connection and disconnection of electrical fittings
  • Testing and certification of appliances equipment and installation


Outcome of Course

This course meets the requirements of the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) as a course of instruction suitable for examination entry, and assessment of practical skills.


Prerequisite Requirements

There are no prerequisites required for the EST course and examination. However, to be eligible for registration (unless exempted by the EWRB), candidates will need to demonstrate to the EWRB that they have completed 18 months of practical training/experience as an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson while holding a Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC). 

Course Structure

60 hours approx. of self-study + 5 days theory & practical (Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm) + examination day

Night courses run over a period of 10 weeks and are held on Monday’s from 5.15pm to 9.15pm

Course Cost
$1,250 GST Incl.
Course cost is all inclusive of the external ASPEQ examination fee, the EWRB practical fee and legislative materials required for the examination.

*Note prices are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.

Course Date(s)
These courses run on-demand on a regular basis. If no course dates are showing, please contact us at admin@etec.ac.nz or 09 573-1964 for available dates

Safety Training

EST Course


After the completion of your block course, E-tec will organise your examination booking at a time and date convenient for you.


Course Enrolment

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