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Topic # 241061 9-Oct-2018 10:17
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Has anyone done the electrical appliance service person course?

 

https://2018.weltec.ac.nz/courses/electrical-trades/short-courses/electrical-appliance-serviceperson/

 

I don't want to be a qualified electrician or work in toaster repair, but am interested in knowing more about this stuff, mainly for general interest but also potentially for personal use in the garage. While I could do without spending the fees on this, the course is only a week and I should be able to free that time up.

 

Interested in feedback as to whether others think that I would learn something from this? My electrical knowledge is fairly basic - watching ElectroBoom youtube videos, college physics (parallel, series, V=IR, P=VI etc.), and knowing where to check to confirm that indeed red/brown = phase and blue/black is neutral <then goes and confirms that>. And (usually) knowing my limits and when to get in someone suitably qualified.

 

In particular, the reference in the course outline to maintenance on single phase motors is particularly interesting. Though I will be disappointed if that just means changing a set of brushes on a dc motor.


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  Reply # 2103903 9-Oct-2018 13:20
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I did the equivalent course 20 years back

 

Spent umpteem hours just wiring up plugs, plugs and more plugs .
Oh, today we are wiring up plugs.
Learnt what to check safety wise . Got to play with Megameters & zap each other.
Wire up more plugs . :-)

 

 


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  Reply # 2104032 9-Oct-2018 17:16
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IIRC to get the qualification you need to be supervised for a few hundred hours.... so unless you are working in the trade it's not possible to be signed off and actually get the qualification and therefore be certified to do the work.  Check this though.  I did the limited cert course years ago as part of NZCE but never did the hours to get the official ticket.





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  Reply # 2104103 9-Oct-2018 19:55
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Dynamic:

IIRC to get the qualification you need to be supervised for a few hundred hours.... so unless you are working in the trade it's not possible to be signed off and actually get the qualification and therefore be certified to do the work.  Check this though.  I did the limited cert course years ago as part of NZCE but never did the hours to get the official ticket.



The same with me, I did NZCE then a few years later ESTA but never got signed off as wasn’t doing much supervised work. It’s even harder now as the supervision rules are stricter.

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  Reply # 2106294 11-Oct-2018 14:44
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i have done a similar course twice , twenty five years apart. I was interested to have the same tutor both times cool

 

Electrical engineering it ain't. The material is largely aimed at the level of your toaster repair person. Electrical theory is very basic and if you know (and understand) ohm's law you'll be away. Other things covered are appliance safety (testing),  safety and oh, first aid and some safety. You need to attend 2 yearly refreshers to maintain your ticket.

 

To get more involved in motors you will have do the Electrical Service Technician course as that ticket allows you to disconnect and reconnect 3 phase motors, star / delta etc.

 

 

 

if you're interested in expanding your skills for jobs around the house then neither of these tickets will give you any legal right to do anything more than you can do as owner/occupier.

 

If you want to upskill without working in the business then asking specific questions for tasks will get you there.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2109951 17-Oct-2018 17:13
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Thanks @elpenguino. I think that is a pretty comprehensive answer; I'll find something else to over-commit to! Cheers!


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