What does the change to classes of registration mean to me?
From 27 October 2017 changes will be made to classes of registration for electrical workers.
Keep reading below to find out what this will mean for you. These changes have been informed by a New Zealand Gazette notice(external link)
Licences that will change
Current Electrical Inspectors and Electricians will remain in those classes, but changes to their limits of work mean they are no longer permitted to perform prescribed electrical work in a mining operation.There is a transitional pathway for people currently performing prescribed electrical work in...
With the exception of not being able to perform prescribed electrical work in a mining operation, there is no material change to the limits of work for Electrical Engineers with a current registration.For new registrations, the limits of work will vary depending on which pathway to registration was...
People registered as Associated Tradesperson as a Plumber, Gasfitter, or Plumber and Gasfitter will automatically be re-registered in the Associated Tradesperson class. Guidance notes Three Associated Tradesperson classes are amalgamated into one:Plumbers Gasfitters Drainlayer...
Electrical workers must re-register in one (or more) of the new classes prior to that date. Most Line Mechanics will receive a grand-parenting offer to automatically re-register in a new class. If you receive a grand-parenting offer that meets your employment requirements, you don’t need to do anyth...
Classes unchanged The following classes of registration unchanged:Electrical Service Technician (expanded limits of work)Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (unchanged)Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed) (unchanged)Cable Jointer (expanded limits of work with clarifications)...