Work history statements

Work history statements

The Board is required to view signed, original references on letterhead from an employer(s), detailing the actual electrical work the employee has undertaken.

Your references must include a work history statement from your employer(s), providing precise details of your electrical work experience and the duration of that experience.

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When work experience has been obtained in New Zealand, confirmation of that experience is also required to include the signature, name and registration number of the licensed supervisor.

New Zealand experience must be obtained under a Limited Certificate.

Your work history statement(s) included in your reference(s) must include precise details of your electrical work experience and the duration of that experience, and meet any additional requirements for your class of registration outlined below.

Curriculum vitae, job descriptions, work sheets, time sheets, emails, or employment offers are not acceptable as an alternative to employer references.

These classes of registration have specific requirements for documenting your work history in your employer references, as follows:

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Electricians

Your references should cover the 4 years (8,000 hours) period and include details of:

  • a minimum of 2,000 hours of electrical wiring installation work within buildings
  • connection of electrical fittings that the employee has undertaken relative to the wiring installation work, and
  • work experience as an Electrician, including detail about what electrical work was undertaken during the 4 years.

Electricians (Endorsed Mining)

Your references should cover the 4 years (8,000 hours) period and include details of:

  • a minimum of 2,000 hours of electrical work within a mining operation
  • connection of electrical fittings that the employee has undertaken relative to the mining equipment and conductors
  • work experience as an Electrician, in a mining operation including detail about what electrical work was undertaken during the 4 years.

Electrical Installers

Your references should cover the 2 years’ (4,000 hours) period and include details of:

  • a minimum of 2,000 hours of electrical wiring installation work within buildings
  • connection of electrical fittings that the employee has undertaken relative to the wiring installation work, and
  • work experience as an Electrical Installer, including detail about what electrical work was undertaken during the 2 years.

Electrical Engineers

The references will cover the 3 years’ (6,000 hours) period and include details of:

  • a minimum of 1,500 hours of electrical wiring installation work within buildings
  • connection of electrical fittings that the employee has undertaken, relative to that wiring installation work, and
  • work experience as an Electrical Engineer, including detail about what electrical work was undertaken during the 3 years.

Electrical Inspectors

The evidence of 3 years’ post-registration practical experience (as an electrician) must be provided in the form of:

  • an employer work reference(s)
  • reference(s) from other persons who are registered by the Board and who have an in-depth knowledge of the training and/or experience obtained by the applicant, or
  • reference(s) from other persons (ie. accountants or solicitors) who have business knowledge of the training and/or experience obtained by the applicant through companies that no longer exist, or past employers who are either deceased or unable to provide references.

Electrical Inspectors (Endorsed Mining)

 The evidence of 3 years’ post-registration practical experience (as an electrician) must be provided in the form of:

  • an employer work reference(s)
  • reference(s) from other persons who are registered by the Board and who have an in-depth knowledge of the training and/or experience obtained by the applicant; and
  • an employer work reference(s) from a mining operator with a minimum of 1 year (2,000) hours of electrical work within a mining operation.

Electrical Service Technician

Your references should cover 18 months (3,000 hours) period and include details of:

  • servicing and maintenance of electrical equipment (what type), including disconnection and reconnection from a power supply
  • a least 6 months (1,000 hours) experience of multi-phase equipment (what type) within that 18 months.

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson

Your references should cover 18 months (3,000 hours) period and include details of:

  • endorsed to disconnect/reconnect
  • servicing and maintenance of electrical equipment (what type) limited to 250 V, including disconnection and reconnection from a permanent connection unit.

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson

Your references should cover 18 months (3,000 hours) period and include details of:

  • Servicing and maintenance of electrical equipment (what type) limited to 250 V, plug-in appliances only.

Distribution Line Mechanic / Traction Line Mechanic / Transmission Line Mechanic

Your references should cover a 2 year (4,000 hours) period and include details of:

  • the work you have done as a Line Mechanic (distribution, traction or transmission) in the supply of power to installations. This may include some or all of the following: installing, maintaining and replacing network distribution equipment.

Where an applicant is unable to provide such evidence, the Board may accept a correctly constituted Statutory Declaration.

Distribution Line Mechanic (Endorsed)

Your references should cover a 2 year (4,000 hours) period and include details of:

  • the work you have done as a Distribution Line Mechanic in the supply of power to installations. This may include some or all of the following: installing, maintaining and replacing network distribution equipment and conductors including the restoration of supply to low voltage installations.

Associated Tradespeople

Not applicable, work references are not required to apply for registration.

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