Electrical Practical Skills

Have you got electrical qualifications from overseas and want to apply for New Zealand registration with the Electrical Workers Registration Board? This short course is the answer.

A full-time block course held over five days; attendance is vital for anyone with overseas electrical qualifications who needs EWRB registration to work in New Zealand.

With two course dates to choose from, our tutors ensure participants meet all three stages of the practical skills requirements for New Zealand registration.

Content Details

Course content is in line with the EWRB requirements. Assessment is provided under three stages of practical requirements from the EWRB Electrical Regulations. Visit the EWRB website for more information about their regulations and requirements.

You will be required to present a copy of your current First Aid Certificate to the tutor.  The certificate needs to be from a one day practical first aid course equivalent to unit standards 6401/6402 or 26551/26552.  If you do not have a current First Aid Certificate, please contact Red Cross or St Johns to book onto a first aid training session and bring a copy of your certificate with you to this course.


Planned intakes*: February
Delivery modes: Full-time
Locations*: Tauranga (Windermere Campus)
Duration: 5 days

* subject to change. Intakes may vary between locations.

Room G6, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Windermere Campus, 70 Windermere Drive, Tauranga

The course is held over five days, Monday to Friday, with classes scheduled 8.00am to 4.30pm (lunch break 12.00 to 12.30pm).

Indicative Fees

2017 domestic students $672.00

2017 international students $808.00

2018 fees to be confirmed

Note this 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.

Entry Criteria

  • Prior knowledge and experience in the electrical industry.