Electrical Competence Programme (formerly Electrical Safety Refresher)

Need to renew your Electrical Practising License? In just one 3-5 hour study course you can meet your obligations to the Electrical Workers Registration Board and have peace of mind.

Every New Zealand electrician has to attend a course like this every 24 months to renew their Electrical Practising Licence.

Participants are offered two modules – Electrical Safety and Testing (3 hours) and the First Aid/CPR Refresher (2 hours). Anyone with a current First Aid/CPR certificate completed in the past two years, only needs to complete the Electrical Safety and Testing module.

Content Details

This programme includes two modules. Enrol for one or both modules, depending on what you require.

  • Electrical Safety & Testing (3 hours)
  • First Aid/CPR Refresher (2 hours)

If you hold a current First Aid/CPR certificate (completed within the last two years), you'll only need to enrol in the Electrical Safety course.

It is essential that you bring your EWRB registration number to the Electrical Safety course.  The Electrical Safety course includes practical testing; if you have your own testing equipment please bring it with you.   


Planned intakes*: Flexible
Delivery modes: Part-time
Locations*: Other, Tauranga (Windermere Campus)
Duration: 3-5 hours

* subject to change. Intakes may vary between locations.

The course tends to run on a Friday; Electrical Safety 9.00am to 12.00pm and the First Aid/CPR Refresher 12.30pm to 2.30pm. There will be a break 12.00pm to 12.30pm.

It is essential you are not late as hours have been kept to a minimum.

Indicative Fees

2017 domestic students $128.00

2017 international students $155.00

2018 fees to be confirmed

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 course:

  • Confirmation will be sent to the EWRB of your completion

Entry Criteria

Applicants must have electrical registration, or be applying for registration (trainees).

English Language Requirements

  • Domestic Students - if English is not your first language evidence of language competency may be required
  • International Students - Please refer to the International Prospectus for entry requirements