EWRB Competency Refresher Course


Dunedin Campus

1 day (8.30am-5.00pm)

On campus delivery

Please note: If you don't need to do first aid training, class will start at 11.00am

29 March 2022
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This is an EWRB course for New Zealand Registered Electrical Workers

All registered electrical workers must hold a practising licence to carry out prescribed electrical work. You need to renew your licence every two years. Before you can do this, you need to complete the competency programme (if your last programme was over two years ago). 

Otago Polytechnic is endorsed by the EWRB to run this course. 

Once you’ve completed and passed this competency course, we’ll update your details in the EWRB portal. When you apply to renew your practising licence, EWRB will already have confirmation that you have met your competency obligations and are eligible to renew.


Please note: There’s a maximum of 12 places per course.

Course content 

This is the Electrical Workers Registration Board refresher training (ET901001 EWRB Competence). 

During this course, you will:

  • get a basic first aid and CPR refresher 
  • be given an update on any relevant current electrical issues by the facilitator 
  • complete a written assessment, made up of 10 questions. This is 'open book' - you can take reference material in with you to use during the assessment
  • do a practical testing exercise.

Please bring the following material with you:

  • Safety glasses
  • Test equipment

This course will run in A block on Forth Street. Check our campus map here.


If you have any questions, please email AlliedTrades@op.ac.nz