Electrical Service Technician (EST)

This course prepares the candidate to pass the EST examination, including the 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.

Electrical Service Technician also available in virtual and in-person blended delivery.

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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). 

Student journey to obtaining a licence

To receive your practicing Electrical Service Technician licence you will need to complete the following process. Candidates will be eligible to complete the Competence Program after 18 months of holding a Trainee Limited Certificate.  

5 online assessments 1 DAY 1-day block course Safety Training for Limited Certificates (TLC) 1 DAY EWRB e-learning module 1-day block course Competence Programme Apply for Registration Apply for Licence Apply for registration and practicing licence to EWRB EST Course 60 hours approx. of pre study 1 week block course 1 WEEK Exam with Aspeq

Course Structure

60 hours approx. of self-study followed by one of the below three options​ ​

​5-day in-person theory & practical block course – Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm ​

​Or​

​10 week night classes – Wednesdays from 5.15pm to 9.15pm ​

Or​

​4+1 blended delivery – ​

  • 4-day virtual theory – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm +​
  • 1-day in-person practical – Thursday from 8.30am to 5pm.​

​+ examination day

 

Course Cost

$1,295 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

Examination

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

 

Course Enrolment

To register click ‘Enrol Now’ and add our course to your cart. Alternatively, get in touch with us today to find out more about this course.

Why choose a blended delivery course with E-tec​

E-tec’s blended delivery courses offer quality training, in line with the high standards of our in-person courses. Enjoy four days of virtual learning in the comfort of your home or workplace, in addition to the one day in-person practical which requires travel to our campus.

In an E-tec virtual classroom, you will experience studying in an actual class, just as if you were attending in person. This means it is important that you start the session on time and follow the break times set by your tutor.

Tutors will stop to answer questions and ensure everyone understands what has been taught before moving to the next topic.

Our one day practical sessions are held on Thursdays and it is critical that you participate for the full day (8.30am to 5pm) to meet EWRB requirement.

Watch this video to find out more about our virtual learning