TAKE YOUR ELECTRICAL SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Etco offers a comprehensive selection of industry courses designed to keep you up to date with the latest trends, regulations and best practices.

Our courses cover a wide range of topics including competency courses, practical, inspectors’ courses, regulations, theory, safe working practices, supervision, and more.

All prices listed are inclusive of GST.

Book a course below. For group bookings contact your local training centre.

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Competency Course Electrical Refresher Course

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This Electrical Competency/Refresher course covers the EWRB requirements for registration or renewal of a practicing licence for electricians, electrical apprentices and electrical workers.

The course includes:

  • Updates and changes to electrical legislation
  • Supervision of trainees
  • Earthing requirements as listed in AS/NZS3000:2007
  • The installation, operation and testing of residual current devices (RCCB, RCBO, SRCD and PRCD)
  • Prospective short circuit currents
  • Testing and certification as listed in AS/NZS3000:2007 and the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010
  • First aid and CPR

Course cost: $225

Duration: 1 day

NZQA Unit Standards: N/A

 

 

Service Technician Courses

Prepare for EWRB assessment for EASQ and EST

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Our service technicians’ courses prepare you for the ASPEQ exams. Check EWRB prerequisites.

Exam fees are not included in course costs and must be paid when booking your exam with ASPEQ.

 

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EASQ) Course

Becoming a registered Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed – to disconnect and connect):

  • Maintain appliances that have an electrical rating of not more than 250 volts which are supplied by plug and flexible cord.
  • Carry out testing of work described above.
  • Carry out the certification of work described above.
  • Reconnect and disconnect.
  • Supervise the above-described work.

EASQ Course prerequisites:

  • Be either a New Zealand citizen, New Zealand resident or hold a current work permit to enrol on an EWRB Registration course with us.
  • Previous electrical work experience is strongly recommended.

Once this course has been completed, and you have sat your exam with ASPEQ, EWRB will provide you with your official results. For information on meeting EWRB criteria for registration of this course click here.

Total course cost $1015

Duration: 5 Days

NZQA Unit Standards: N/A

 

 

Electrical Service Technician (EST) Course

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Becoming a registered Electrical Service Technician allows you to:

  • Maintain fittings that are connected to conductors used in works or electrical installations.
  • Carry out maintenance of appliances and maintaining of 3-phase electrical equipment.
  • Disconnect and reconnect fittings and appliances from and to a power supply other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance coupler inserted into an appliance inlet for the purpose of the maintenance of those fittings.
  • Carry out testing, certification and supervision of the work described above.

Anyone servicing electrical equipment in New Zealand must be qualified to the standards prescribed by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB).

EST Course prerequisites:

You must have completed an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EASQ) course, and provide evidence of this, if you did not complete the course with Etco.

  • Be either a New Zealand citizen, New Zealand resident or hold a current work permit to enrol on an EWRB Registration course with us.
  • Previous electrical work experience is strongly recommended.
  • This is not a Site Safe course and is separate to our Safe Working Practices Course.

Once this course has been completed, and you have sat your exam with ASPEQ, EWRB will provide you with your official results. For information on meeting EWRB criteria for registration of this course please click here.

Total course cost $1015

Duration: 5 Days.

NZQA Unit Standards: N/A

 

 

Etco Electricians Practical Assessments

 

Electricians Practical Assessments

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If you have experience working as an electrician overseas, but are new to the New Zealand electrical industry, the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) will advise you on the assessments you will need to complete.

The courses show competence in current New Zealand electrical regulations & legislation as defined by the EWRB to gain registration as a New Zealand electrician.

You must submit the following to EWRB for assessment.

  • Evidence of all related qualifications completed overseas or in New Zealand
  • Evidence of all related courses completed overseas or in New Zealand
  • Evidence of work experience including details of work done, hours served etc.
  • A covering letter confirming your request for Registered Electrician status in New Zealand and requesting confirmation of what additional criteria must be met based on the support information you are providing.

EWRB will then acknowledge receipt of your application and confirm which course(s) you must complete for registration. At that time, you can enrol with Etco for the training you require.

For information on meeting EWRB criteria for registration of this course please click here.

Course Costs

  • Total Practical Assessment stage 1: $610.00
  • Total Practical Assessment stage 2: $715.00
  • Total Practical Assessment stage 3: $820.00

Duration: Each assessment will take 4-5 days to complete separately. You cannot enrol for all in one week.

Please note: Once you have completed the required course/s, and you have sat your exam/s with ASPEQ, EWRB will provide you with your official results.

NZQA Unit Standards: N/A

 

Etco Theory & Regulations

 

Theory & Regulations

Revision for EWRB Theory and Regs Exams

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Etco offer these courses as either a five-day block course or as a weekly night class (once a week for six months).

Please note: exam fees are not included in course cost; exam fees are to be paid when booking your exam with ASPEQ.

Theory

Topics Covered

  • Basic Electrical Principles
  • New Zealand Supply systems
  • Protection Devices
  • Safety Electrical Safety and Safe Working Practices
  • Motors/Motor starters Electric Motor Applications, Motor Calculations
  • Switchboards and Isolation Devices
  • Transformers and Calculations
  • Lighting
  • Testing, Inspection and Certification
  • Semi-conductors Devices
  • Selection of Cables

Once you have completed this course you will need to make a booking to sit your exam with ASPEQ. Please register with them to enrol for the exam. Etco will confirm with ASPEQ that you have completed the course before you will be allowed to sit the exam. You must attend 80% of the course for Etco to be able to approve your exam with ASPEQ.

Total course cost $815.00

Duration: Five-day block course or as a weekly night class (once a week for six months).

NZQA Unit Standards: N/A

 

Etco Theory & Regulations

 

Regulations

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The AS/NZS Standards provided by Etco for all Regulation course attendees are:

  • The Electricity Act
  • Electricity Safety Regulations
  • AS/NZS 3000
  • AS/NZS/ 3001
  • AS/NZS 3760
  • ECP 34

Total course cost $916.00

Duration: Five-day block course or as a weekly night class (once a week for six months).

NZQA Unit Standards: N/A

 

Etco Safe Working Practices

 

Safe Working Practices

Get Your Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC)

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The Safe Working Practices course is for people who are new to the electrical industry in New Zealand and need to complete the training required by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) to attain a Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC) or Provisional Licence.

The two-day course contains online theory assessments (to be completed before the course starts), followed by tutorials and a practical assessment, including first aid and CPR certification.
Total course cost $500.00

Duration: 2 days
Please note: on successful completion of this course a Trainee Limited License can be applied for with EWRB. The outcome of this course is reported directly to the EWRB.

NZQA Unit Standards: N/A

 

Etco Inspectors Course

 

Inspectors Course

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This eight-day course provides training to allow registration with the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) to become an Electrical Inspector and includes the EWRB-approved Electrical Inspector practical assessment.

You will receive the following books on the course: Electricity Act 1992, Electricity Safety Regulations, and ASNZ3000/2007

Inspectors Course prerequisites:

  • Hold a current practising licence as an electrician
  • Be registered as an electrician for no less than three years
  • Have completed not less than three years practical experience in carrying out prescribed electrical work that is satisfactory to the board

Once you have completed this course you will need to make a booking to sit your exam with ASPEQ. Please register with them to enrol for the exam.  Etco will confirm with ASPEQ that you have completed the course before you will be allowed to sit the exam. You must attend 80% of the course for Etco to be able to approve your exam with ASPEQ.

For information on meeting EWRB criteria for registration of this course click here.

Total course cost $1800

Duration: Online over 8 weeks + 2 days practical OR 8-day block course

Exam fees are not included the above course cost which fees are to be paid when booking your exam with ASPEQ.

NZQA Unit Standards: N/A

 

Etco Associated Tradesperson Course

 

Associated Tradesperson Course

For Plumbers / Gasfitters

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The Etco Associated Tradesperson Course in conjunction with Etco and Master Plumbers, has been developed for registered Plumbers and Gasfitters, who wish to be licensed to carry out prescribed electrical work.

This a 5-day course has a strong focus on practical learning, along with online theory modules. The online modules cover all the electrical theory knowledge required in the Associated Tradesperson examination.

By the end of course you will have completed the practical assessment required by the EWRB, attained the required safety training, and be ready to sit your exam, before being licensed by the EWRB.

Once you have gained your accredited license from the EWRB, you will be qualified to perform prescribed electrical work relating to water heating, waste disposals units and water pressure devices. This will include the connection/disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet, provided that the electrical rating is not greater than 250 volts.

All Master Plumbers receive a 20% discount off the course price.

Course Cost: $1035

Duration: 5 days

NZQA Unit Standards: N/A

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Etco Electrical Testing Refresher

 

Electrical Testing Refresher

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This is a great course for qualified electrical workers to refresh their knowledge of testing to ensure electrical work is safe and complies with legislative and regulatory requirements.

This is a four-hour course that revises all aspects of installation testing, including methods of conducting the following required tests:

  • Visual Inspection
  • Earth Continuity
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Polarity & Correct Circuit Connections
  • Earth Fault Loop Impedance
  • Verification of Residual Current Devices (RCDs)

Other topics covered include:

  • Obtaining and interpreting test results
  • Using these results to verify electrical safety
  • Certification of electrical work
  • Legislative requirements
  • Tips on fault diagnosis

Total Course Cost: $150

Duration: 4 hours

NZQA Unit Standards: N/A

 

 

Etco Supervisors Course

 

Supervisors Course

Become an expert in developing apprentices.

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Good apprentice supervision skills are crucial to developing excellent apprentices and growing an electrical business.

Your time is precious, health & safety obligations are high, and business pressures are relentless.

This program teaches you how to get the most out of your apprentice while accelerating their learning and development.

You will learn:

  • The best ways to supervise developing apprentices
  • How to motivate in a modern workplace
  • How to make the key points stick
  • How to save time and money with effective feedback and course correction
  • How to protect apprentices from harm to their health, safety, and welfare
  • How to avoid risk of prosecution from grievance

The Supervision Course is FREE for Etco host companies.

Total Course Cost: $500 for non Etco Hosts.

Duration: Half day workshop followed by six short online modules.

NZQA Unit Standards: N/A