Find a competence programme or training provider

You can get your electrical worker technical training, such as the electrician’s theory exam course, from Board approved training providers throughout New Zealand. You can also get safety training for your Limited Certificates from these same training providers. There are also Board approved Competence Programme providers throughout New Zealand.

Your training provider helps you take any exams and practical assessments required for registration; they will also run safety training courses for trainees and limited certificate holders.

A Competence Programme provider will run refresher training for practising licence renewals, and some may also cover safety training for limited certificate holders.

The list below gives contact details of Board-approved providers and the courses they are approved to provide.

  • Active Electrical Suppliers / Electrical Industry Training

    Christchurch, Manawatu, Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Blenheim, New Plymouth, Hawkes Bay, Nelson, Timaru

    Contact person:

    Peter Rushworth
    027 550 1474

    Notes:

    Safety training:

    Limited Certificates only

    Courses offered:

    • Safety training
    • Competency programme
  • Ara Institute of Canterbury (ARA)

    Christchurch, Timaru

    Provider details:

    Sullivan Ave
    PO Box 540
    Christchurch
    03 940 6010

    Notes:

    Safety training:

    On demand subject to numbers

    Courses offered:

    • Safety training
    • Competency programme
    • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS)
    • Electrical Service Technician (EST)
    • Electricians Theory
    • Electricians Regulations
    • Electricians Practical
    • Inspectors
  • Chandler Consulting Limited

    Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Hauraki, Coromandel, United Kingdom, Thames, Northland

    Provider details:

    09 832 2653
    09 832 2653 (fax)

    Contact person:

    Nick Chandler
    021 770 278

    Notes:

    Safety training:

    Limited Certificates only

    Courses offered:

    • Safety training
    • Competency programme
  • Electrain

    Christchurch

    Provider details:

    0800 353 272

    Contact person:

    Stuart Taylor
    021 137 0702

    Notes:

    Safety training:

    Limited Certificates only

    Courses offered:

    • Safety training
    • Competency programme
  • Electrical Training Company (ETCO)

    Wanganui, Christchurch, Cromwell, Dunedin, Invercargill, Ashburton, Auckland, Gore, Hamilton, Napier, Bay of Plenty, Blenheim, New Plymouth, Alexandra, Palmerston North, Hawera, Wellington, Hauraki, Coromandel, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Kapiti, Nelson, Greymouth, Hokitika, Central Otago, Thames, Masterton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Timaru, Oamaru, Northland, Wairarapa, Whangarei

    Provider details:

    24A Allright Place
    Mt Wellington
    Auckland
    0800 275 3826

    Contact person:

    Gary Whittaker
    0274 365 755

    Notes:

    Safety training contacts:
    Auckland: Dawn Sione - 09 527 6165
    Hamilton and Rotorua: Tania Fisken - 07 349 6379
    Wellington: Daniel Martin 04 472 8751
    Christchurch and Dunedin: Eleanor - 03 474 5284

    Incudes tuition and assessment.
    Not all courses are held at every location.

    Courses offered:

    • Safety training
    • Competency programme
    • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS)
    • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson - Endorsed (EASQ)
    • Electrical Service Technician (EST)
    • Electricians Theory
    • Electricians Regulations
    • Electricians Practical
  • Electro-Technical Education Centre (ETEC)

    Auckland

    Provider details:

    364 East Tamaki Road
    East Tamaki
    Auckland 2013

    Contact person:

    Customer Service
    09 573 19 64

    Notes:

    On demand subject to numbers

    Courses offered:

    • Safety training
    • Competency programme
    • Associated Tradespersons
    • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS)
    • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson - Endorsed (EASQ)
    • Electrical Service Technician (EST)
    • Electrical Installer
    • Electricians Theory
    • Electricians Regulations
    • Electricians Practical
  • Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Auckland

    Provider details:

    Faculty of Engineering & Trades
    School of Electrical Trades
    P Block Building
    Gate 8, Otara Road
    Otara
    Manukau
    Auckland
    0800 62 62 52

    Courses offered:

    • Safety training
    • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS)
    • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson - Endorsed (EASQ)
    • Electrical Service Technician (EST)
    • Electricians Theory
    • Electricians Regulations
    • Electricians Practical
    • Inspectors
  • Northland Polytechnic - NorthTec Future Trades (NorthTec)

    Whangarei

    Provider details:

    Future Trades
    19 Dyer Street
    Whangarei

    Contact person:

    Simon Phelps
    09 470 3980

    Notes:

    Safety training contact:

    Phone: 09 470 3685

    Courses offered:

    • Safety training
    • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS)
    • Electrical Service Technician (EST)
    • Electricians Theory
    • Electricians Regulations
  • Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)

    Christchurch, Invercargill

    Provider details:

    Private Bag 90114
    Invercargill 9840
    0800 867 8839
    03 349 3658 (fax)

    Notes:

    Safety training contact:

    Christchurch
    Phone: 03 349 3645

    Invercargill
    Phone: 03 211 2699
    Fax: 03 214 4977
    Freephone: 0800 4 STUDY

    On demand subject to numbers

    Competency programme:

    Phone: 0800 867 883
    Fax: 03 349 3658

    Courses offered:

    • Safety training
    • Electrical Installer
    • Electricians Theory
    • Electricians Regulations
  • Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

    Bay of Plenty, Tauranga

    Provider details:

    Private Bag 12001
    Tauranga
    0800 864 646

    Contact person:

    Kim Jeffries
    07 557 8956

    Notes:

    Safety training
    Competency programme

    Courses offered:

    • Safety training
    • Competency programme
    • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS)
    • Electrical Service Technician (EST)
    • Electricians Theory
    • Electricians Regulations
    • Electricians Practical
    • Inspectors