Have Your Say: Consultation: Have your say on MBIE’s fees review for electrical workers

Submissions are due by
5pm on Friday, 20 July 2018
EWRB Discussion document PDF Document 366kb


The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is reviewing fees for all electrical workers registration and licensing, and would like to hear from licensed and registered electrical workers.

Fees for electrical workers were last reviewed in 2013 and following this, fees for electrical workers were set to below cost to balance an accumulated surplus in the Electrical Workers’ account. This surplus was as a result of over-recovering costs of activities.

Now that this surplus has been reduced, it is necessary to increase fees for electrical workers to recover costs that were incurred due to lowering fees in 2013. As well as this, we are seeking to improve registration and licensing services, develop and enhance competency training, and maintain IT systems. While these initiatives will add new costs, they are necessary to deliver better value to electrical workers, and to ensure the electrical workers in New Zealand are best equipped to provide New Zealanders with safe and effective electrical work.

The illustration below shows the change to the Licence Fee for electrical workers over time.

[image] review for electrical workers

The below table outlines the proposed changes to fees:

Current Fee Category Current Fee Proposed Fee
Registration Application Application $152 $304
Overseas Trained $304 $1,435
Limited Certificate / Provisional Licence Limited Certificate / Provisional Licence $79 $113
Licence Fee Online/Manual $104/165 $217

*Figures are exclusive of GST

How to Make a Submission

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking written submissions on proposed changes to the Electrical Workers (EW) registration and licensing system fees.

The discussion paper includes questions you may like to respond to in your submission. The questions are listed in full in section 7 Summary of Questions for discussion of the document. Your submission does not need to answer all of these questions.

MBIE also encourages any other comments you may have regarding the fees or any other aspect of the EW registration and licensing system. Where possible, please include evidence to support your views, for example, references to facts and figures, or relevant examples.

Please send your submission before 5pm on 20 July 2018. Please include your name, or the name of your organisation, and contact details. You can make your submission:

Electrical Workers Fees Review
Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
PO Box 1473
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Please direct any questions that you may have in relation to the submission process to: licensingreview2018@mbie.govt.nz