Learn how to test and tag with Metrotest

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Learn testing and tagging in a day with New Zealand’s most reliable test and tag training provider – Metrotest. Whether you want to start your own testing and tagging business or you simply want to be able to test and tag your own electrical appliances, our courses will certify you as a ‘competent person’. By NZ standards, this means you are fully qualified and capable of testing electrical equipment.

Who is Metrotest?

As a Registered Training Organisation, all our courses are compliant with the AS/NZS 3760 standards. We provide training of no less than the highest standards, with guaranteed lifetime backup and support in every step of the way.

Metrotest is a member of and fully accredited by the following:

  • SiteSafe
  • Hire Industry Association of New Zealand (HIANZ)
  • Master Electricians
  • Electrical Workers Registration Board
  • Standards New Zealand

The courses are not exclusive to electricians or similar professionals. In fact, no previous electrical registration or qualification is required. Even if you don’t have a background in the matter, we’ll make sure you will become a ‘competent person’ at the end of your training.

Test and Tag Training Courses

Metrotest offers nationally recognised courses designed to give you the skills and competency called for in the industry:

  • AS/NZS 3760 (In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment) – This course teaches how to test and tagLinks to an external site. electrical items correctly and safely as well as how to operate the test equipment (usually a PAT tester). Regulatory requirements such as record keeping, tag information and competency are also discussed here.


  • EWRB Refresher Course – This is an online course designed for retraining, which covers the same material as the in-house AS/NZS 3760 course.


  • AS/NZS 3551 Medical Test and Tag – This course teaches the procedures and protocols required to develop management programs for medical devices.


  • Product Training Course – This course is designed for those who want to learn how to operate electrical testing devices including portable appliance testers (PAT), to ensure test results are auditable and meet NZ legal standards.

There will be a lot to learn in such a short time, but our highly trained instructors make sure you don’t get overwhelmed. Our trainers have carried out thousands of tests and have a wealth of knowledge to draw from. We pride ourselves in providing well-structured, comprehensive courses conducted in a conducive learning facility. You will join a small training group in an interactive learning environment, provided with all the assistance you need.

Here are some of the things you can expect to learn from the training:

  • Electrical Regulations
  • Standards
  • Non-Prescribed Activities
  • Competency Requirements
  • Safety Before Testing
  • Current Legislation/Requirements
  • Classes of Equipment
  • Electrical Symbols
  • Earth Testing
  • 500 Volt Insulation Resistance Testing
  • Earth Leakage Test
  • Other Optional Tests
  • Correct Use of PAT Testers
  • Practical Testing
  • RCD Testing Requirements and Use
  • 3 Phase testing
  • Actions following successful/unsuccessful test results
  • Interpretation of test periods (Table 4 AS/NZS 3760_2010 and Table 3 AS/NZS 3012:2010)

The courses are available in many suburbs/regions including Auckland, Dunedin, Hamilton, Blenheim, Greymouth, Queenstown, Gisborne and Christchurch.

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