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Electrical Trades 

Ara is the South Island's largest provider of Electrical Trade and Technician training and we have been offering Electrical Engineering training for more than 30 years.

Our Electrical Engineering qualifications start at pre-trade level, giving you the course skills for starting work as a trainee or apprentice, right through to the advanced levels required to apply for national electrical registration.

You can study electrical engineering or electricity supply/power distribution for a career in:

  • Installation and maintenance of electrical wiring in domestic or industrial premises i.e. an electrician
  • Servicing of electrical accessories or equipment in industrial premises
  • Electrical generation
  • Electricity supply/power distribution

The electrical industry is a challenging one requiring analytical and solution focused people. You will be process oriented and have a healthy respect for the potential hazards in your work environment. At Ara, we focus on applied learning, meaning you take your knowledge of electrical theory from the classroom into our workshops, to the buildings in the simulated subdivision (TradeFIT) or onto the Power Distribution Training Rig. We set up work experience and apprenticeship opportunities and make sure your learning is up-to-date from the minute you set foot in your employer's door.

Tutors at Ara are experienced and qualified tradespeople who teach best practice electrical engineering that puts your safety first. Quality electrical work is critical through every stage in the construction process and with our program you gain the skills that the industry needs.

Many Ara trades programmes include an apprenticeship. You can find out more here.

Programmes

EWRB Electrical Practical Assessment

You will sit an assessment based on special practicals (Stage 3) which works towards the EWRB Registration.

52 Hours
Starts: September
Sullivan Ave
Trades

EWRB Electrician Practical Assessment Stage 1, 2 and 3

This course is for candidates who require evidence of capability at Stages 1, 2 and 3, and who have been directed by EWRB for assessment of practical capability at all 3 Stages prior to seeking New Zealand EWRB registration as an Electrician.

2 Weeks
Starts: September
Sullivan Ave
Trades

EWRB Electrical Appliance Serviceperson

This short course will ensure you have the knowledge and practical skills required of an electrical appliance serviceperson.

2 Weeks
Starts: August
Sullivan Ave
Trades

Electrical Appliance Servicing

This short course will ensure you have the knowledge and practical skills required of an electrical appliance serviceperson.

2 Weeks
Trades

EWRB Electrical Service Technician

Provided for Electrical Service Technician registration, this course includes theory, regulations and standards plus practical skill assessments.

2 Weeks
Starts: July
Sullivan Ave
Trades

EWRB Electrical Safety first aid and CPR for Practicing

Refresh your knowledge in critical safety skills specific to the electrical industry.

1 Day
Starts: April
Sullivan Ave
Trades

EWRB Electrical Safety for Practicing

In this course you will learn about electrical safety.

1 Day
Starts: April
Sullivan Ave
Trades

Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Theory) Level 3

Gain the knowledge and skills required to start an apprenticeship in the electrical industry.

1 Year
Starts: June
Sullivan Ave
Trades

EWRB Electrical Service Technician

Provided for Electrical Service Technician registration, this course includes theory, regulations and standards, and practical skill assessments.

2 Weeks
Starts: August
Sullivan Ave
Trades

EWRB Exam Revision Regulations

In this course you will learn how to revise Electrical Legislation Codes & Standards and practice examination techniques needed for the registration examination for Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB).

Starts: April
Sullivan Ave
Trades

Electrical Theory Revision

In this course you will learn to revise and practise Electrical Theory for the registration examination for Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB).

Starts: April
Sullivan Ave
Trades

Cable Location Training

Learn how to locate and work safely around electrical cables.

1 Week
Trades

EWRB Electrical Inspectors Registration

At the completion of this course you will have passed the EWRB practical assessments, and be ready to sit the EWRB Electrical Inspectors written exam.

52 Hours
Starts: August
Sullivan Ave
Trades