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Electricians Theory

Anyone wishing to register as an electrician in New Zealand must meet the criteria set out by the EWRB. This course is designed to develop your knowledge of the essentials of electrical theory, preparing you for your Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) Electrician’s Theory examination.

Topics Covered:

  • Supply systems
  • Protection
  • Safety
  • Motors/Motor starters
  • Switch boards
  • Transformers
  • Lighting
  • Testing
  • Semi-conductors
  • Cables

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

We highly recommend that people do the Regulations course prior doing the Theory course.

There are no prerequisite requirements for the theory 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 8,000 hours practical training/experience in the work of an electrician while holding a Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC). In addition, practical stage assessments and electrician’s registration examination pass will be required, as defined by the EWRB.

Course Structure

80 hours approx. of self-study + 1-week theory block course (Monday to Friday 8.30-4.30pm) + examination day or 10-week night class (Wednesday 5.15pm-9.15pm)

Course Cost
$975 GST Incl.
Course cost is all inclusive of the external ASPEQ examination fee.

*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


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