Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS)

Who should attend

Technicians and tradespeople who do not require full electrical registration, but work with equipment that have an electrical rating of not more than 250 volts mains supply.

Course highlights

This course prepares participants for the Electrical Workers’ Registration Board (EWRB) examinations for registration to carry out limited electrical servicing work as per their Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed Disconnect and Reconnect) (EAS-Q) Certificate.  Course content covers the theory and practical (skills) requirements set out by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB).  Further details on course content can be found on the EWRB website under Teaching Guidelines.

On successful completion of this course, (with the relevant work/training experience), for registration as an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed Disconnect and Reconnect) (EAS-Q), please see the EWRB for further registration details Limits of work | Electrical Workers Registration Board (ewrb.govt.nz)

All electrical work must be undertaken according to current Electrical Legislation.

As directed by the EWRB, new trainees/practitioners are to obtain a Practitioner ID.  You will need to sign up on the EWRB’s website https://kete.mbie.govt.nz/EW/ewnewuser/.

There is a helpful FAQ page on the EWRB’s website if you need help signing up to their system: https://www.ewrb.govt.nz/about-us/contact-us/.

Once you have been issued with your Practitioner ID, please include this on the Application Enrolment form submitted to technology_administration@manukau.ac.nz when registering to attend the course.

A minimum of 12 complete enrolment applications required before a course date is confirmed for delivery.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

5 day block course, 8am to 5pm

Monday 26 September 2022 to Friday 30 September 2022

(Safety Training: 4 hours First Aid CPR, 8am to 12pm on Fri 30 September 2022)

Duration Five days
Time 8am-5pm
Study location(s) MIT TechPark
Study method
Please contact us for more information
Domestic fees $970.00 (incl. practical exam only)
International fees (NZD) NZD $1,085 (incl. practical exam only)
Course code 522.333

Course structure

In order to gain the most from the course, the following documents are required:


  • Electricity Act 1992 reprint 4 April 2016 or reprint 1 July 2017
  • Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 reprint as at 4 April 2016


  • AS/NZS 3000:2007 - Electrical Installations (known as the Australian/ New Zealand Wiring Rules) including Amendment 1 and 2
  • AS/NZS 3760 2010 - including amendments 1 & 2 in service safety testing of appliances.

The Act, Regulations and Standards can be purchased from Standards New Zealand Home :: Standards New Zealand or email monica.kershaw@manukau.ac.nz

You are provided a username and password (5 days prior to the start date of the course) to the MIT Library website, where you can download the above; you will be responsible for printing these books.

Course requirements

In order to gain the most from the course, you are required to bring the following:

  • Scientific Calculator
  • Pen, Pencil, Eraser, Ruler, Liquid paper (white out)
  • Ensure you have the tools listed below:
  • Linemans pliers
  • Longnose pliers
  • Sidecutters
  • Safety glasses
  • Stanley knife
  • Electricians screwdrivers. Screw drivers should include a 4mm flat blade and a #2 posi drive (square)

Examination information

Before a trainee can enrol in an exam with ASPEQ they will need a Practitioner ID.  All candidates must register and book their exam at EWRB’s websitet https://ewrb.aspeqexams.com. The ASPEQ exam fee is $155.25 and will be requested to be paid at the time of application.

Since the introduction of on-line exams in September 2018 all EWRB approved
examinations have been coordinated by ASPEQ Limited. They are a privately-owned company that provides on-line exams on behalf of the EWRB. Exams are run year-round and are available in a number of centres throughout New Zealand. Information about examination venues and booking times is available on their website https://ewrb.aspeqexams.com

Applications can be made online via the Aspeq booking system
Online Bookingsewrb.aspeqexams.com
Phone:+64 4 913 9812

Information is correct as at 4 November 2022. The fee quoted is an indicative short course fee. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. Short courses stated as eligible for free study in 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. International Students holding an appropriate visa may enrol on this course. All short course fees are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST. Manukau Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course with insufficient enrolments or for any other reason where cancellation is necessary before the course is planned to start. Manukau Institute of Technology is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.