Are you a registered electrician who wants to work as a qualified electrical inspector?
This course will open up new opportunities for you, increasing your skills and earnings by working as a qualified inspector, examining electrical systems to confirm that they are safe and usable. The classes offer a mix of theoretical and practical knowledge focusing on legal responsibilities, inspection procedures, safety regulations, protection testing and the recording of results.
The Christchurch rebuild and a booming construction industry across other regions like Auckland and the Bay of Plenty, is driving the demand for more electrical inspectors.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll be prepared for:
- the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) Electrical Inspector Theory examination
|Next intake||Aug 2020 View more details|
15 weeks part-time
This course is designed for people who already hold an electrical practising licence and relevant professional registration.
|Indicative Fees||$1,067 total cost of course for domestic students View full fees information|
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The increasing number of domestic electrical appliances is increasing the number of household electrical systems that are being revamped and need a new certificate of compliance.
It's not just buildings either. One of the other roles electrical inspectors perform is the provision of electrical warrant of fitness certification for mobile homes and caravans which will be connected to the 230 volt supply system.
- large electrical companies
- self-employed Electrical Inspector
Topics you'll cover
In-class delivery will be over thirteen three-hour night classes, with an additional full-day practical visit.
You will cover the visual, physical and instrumental testing of installations across a range of specialised and hazardous areas. You'll visit a variety of sites (e.g. the meat works, a motor camp and a marina) to gain practical inspection experience.
This course develops all the skills you need to pass the essential Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) examination, which is required for you to work as a qualified electrical inspector.
- Knowledge and application of current electrical legislation, standards, and codes of practice
- Use of electrical test instruments for inspection purposes
- Inspection of electrical installations
- Recording of inspection results
- The Electrical Inspector Theory examination is an open-book examination.
The EWRB will post the list of material required for the examination on their website. Please check their website for this information.
A tutor will be available at the start of the exam to check the material you have brought with you. You are allowed to use a calculator.
|Indicative Fees *||$1,067 total cost of course for domestic students|
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Student Loans and Allowances
Course Entry Information
You are required to hold:
- EWRB or Qualified Engineer Registration Certificate
- a current electrical practising licence
To achieve Electrical Inspector Registration you are required to have three years experience as a Registered Electrician.
English language requirements
Level 5 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||4 Aug 2020|
- 15 weeks part-time
- This course is designed for people who already hold an electrical practising licence and relevant professional registration.