Registration Revision: Electrical Regulations

Who should attend

People seeking New Zealand registration as an electrician.

Course highlights

This course is designed to prepare participants for the examination (Electrical Regulations) required by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) for registration as an electrician.

Regulations examinations are open book and cover all or any aspects of the Regulations Prescription.  A prerequisite level of underpinning knowledge of electrical theory is also expected from candidates to demonstrate how regulations or a specific Standard is applied.

Further details on course content can be found on the EWRB website under Teaching Guidelines.

To enrol: please email Tech Park Campus Administration

Key facts

Start Date(s)

Monday 1 August - Friday 5 August 2022

Monday 3 October - Friday 7 October 2022

Please note: Learning material will remain available for students in CANVAS until Friday 16/12/2022

Duration Five day block course
Time 8am - 5pm
Study location(s) MIT TechPark
Study method Block courses
Domestic fees $907 (excludes ASPEQ Examination Fee)
International fees (NZD) NZD $1,022 (excludes ASPEQ Examination Fee)
Course code 522.429

Course structure

For this course, you will need:

In order to gain the most from the course, you are required to bring the following documents (**Those in italics are considered essential):


  • **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 1a & 2
  • AS/NZS 3001:2008 - Electrical Installations – Transportable structures and vehicles including their site supplies: including Amendment A.
  • AS/NZS 3003:2011 - Electrical Installations – Patient areas of hospitals, medical and dental practices and dialysing locations.
  • AS/NZS 3004.1:2008 - Electrical Installations – Marinas and recreational boats
  • AS/NZS 3004.2:2008- Electrical Installations – Marinas and recreational boats – recreational boats installations.
  • AS/NZS 3008.1.2:2010 – Electrical Installations – Selection of cables
  • AS/NZS 3019:2007 Electrical Installations – Periodic verification
  • AS/NZS 3760:2010 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment including Amendment 1 and 2.
  • AS/NZS 3820:2009 - Essential safety requirements for electrical equipment. 4
  • AS/NZS 4701:2000 - Requirements for domestic electrical appliances and equipment for reconditioning or parts recycling.
  • AS/NZS 60079.14:2009 - Explosive atmospheres – Electrical installations design, selection and erection.
  • AS/NZS 60079.17:2009 - Explosive atmospheres – Electrical installations inspection and maintenance.
  • NZS 6116:2006 - Safe application of electricity in meat processing industry.
  • IEC/TS 60479-1 Ed 4.0 - Effects of current on human beings and livestock – Part 1: General aspects.
  • NZECP34 - New Zealand Electrical code of practice for Electrical Safety distances.

The Act, Regulations and Standards can be purchased from Standards New Zealand Home :: Standards New Zealand or email

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.

Please bring a calculator and general basic stationery to the course.

Electrician Regulations Examination

Questions will cover any of the aspects in the Regulations Prescription.  It may also include some aspects of underpinning electrical theory knowledge necessary to understand and apply a Regulation, a Standard or a Code of Practice.

For example, a sound understanding of electrical instrument testing procedures is required to carry out insulation resistance testing or in service testing of RCDs on an electrical installation, and therefore may be incorporated in questions on testing to comply with the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 and Section 8 of AS/NZS 3000:2007 and any additional requirements cited in the relevant Companion Standards.

All electrical work must be undertaken according to current Electrical Legislation.  When enrolling, participants will receive information instructing them on what documentation they MUST bring to the course.

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 website The ASPEQ exam entry 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

Applications can be made online via the Aspeq booking system
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.