Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed to Disconnect and Connect)

Electrical appliance servicepersons are in hot demand in New Zealand. Secure your future with this qualification which will legally allow you to install and service a wide range of appliances.

Over the course of 13 weeks you’ll learn how to maintain and test electrical appliances that are supplied by flexible cord or which are fixed-wired up to 230 volts, such as toasters, photocopiers and gaming machines.

This endorsement allows you to disconnect and reconnect fixed-wired appliances and basic first aid training is also covered.

Content Details

The programme is comprised of:

  • Course 1 - First Aid & CPR
  • Course 2 - Electrical Safety
  • Course 3 - Electrical Appliance Serviceperson Endorsed (EASQ)

Theory Examination

The Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed) examination is an ‘open-book’ examination.  The EWRB will post the list of material required for the examination on their website.  Please check their website for this information.  A tutor will be available at the start of the exam to check the material you have brought with you. You are allowed to use a calculator.


Planned intakes*: March
Delivery modes: Part-time
Locations*: Tauranga (Windermere Campus)
Duration: 13 weeks

* subject to change. Intakes may vary between locations.

Indicative Fees

2018 domestic students $776.00

2018 international students $932.00

Note this part-time programme is NOT eligible for the payment of Student Loans or Allowances

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed to disconnect and connect)
  • First Aid Certificate

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course can work as an appliance serviceperson, installing and repairing a wide range of appliances while being supervised.

After two to three years of practical supervised work they can then apply for full registration with the EWRB.

Entry Criteria

  • Open entry
  • Students should be working under supervision in the electrical industry