Electrical work training permit - Queensland

Description

An electrical work training permit authorises the holder to perform electrical work stated in the permit in accordance with the conditions about training stated in the permit.

An electrical work training permit:

  • does not entitle the holder to another electrical licence
  • must not be taken into account in deciding whether the holder is qualified to obtain or hold another electrical licence.

The following classes of electrical work licences may be issued:

Electrical fitter

Subject to particular conditions or restrictions included in the licence, an electrical fitter licence authorises the holder to perform all electrical equipment work.

Example of what the holder of an electrical fitter licence may do:

  • Electrical work, whether in a workshop or on site, of building, manufacturing, fitting, assembling, erecting, operating, testing or repairing electrical equipment.

Electrical jointer

Subject to particular conditions or restrictions included in the licence, an electrical jointer licence authorises the holder to perform electrical work to the extent of the following:

  1. installing, jointing and terminating cables to the extent the work requires specialised knowledge or skill
  2. electrical equipment work necessary for the work mentioned in paragraph (a).

Electrical Linesperson

Subject to particular conditions or restrictions included in the licence, an electrical linesperson licence authorises the holder to perform all electric line work.

Examples of what the holder of an electrical linesperson licence may do:

  • electrical work in the building or maintenance of an overhead electric line
  • electrical work in the building or maintenance of street lighting connected to an overhead or underground electric line
  • tests to ensure overhead electric lines are correctly connected.

Electrical Mechanic

Subject to particular conditions or restrictions included in the licence, an electrical mechanic licence authorises the holder to perform all electrical work.

Examples of what the holder of an electrical mechanic licence may do:

  • installing or changing an electrical installation or electric line maintaining, repairing, or connecting to a source of electricity, an item of electrical equipment.

Restricted electrical work licence

A restricted electrical work licence authorises the holder to perform electrical work only of a particular type stated in the licence.

A restricted electrical work licence:

  1. does not entitle the holder to another electrical licence; and
  2. must not be taken into account in deciding whether the holder is qualified to obtain or hold another electrical licence.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be issued an electrical work training permit to perform electrical work stated in the permit, an applicant must satisfy the chief executive that the applicant has a relevant qualification under section 43(6) or 44(7) for the stated electrical work.

Example:

A person applied for an electrical mechanic licence. The person does not satisfy the eligibility requirements for an electrical mechanic licence under section 43(3), (4) or (5). The person may be issued an electrical work training permit if the person has a relevant qualification under section 43 (6).

Duration

A permit is issued for a maximum of 1 year.

Act(s) name

Electrical Safety Act 2002 QLD

Application process

You can apply for a permit by completing and submitting the appropriate application form to Electrical Licensing.

Application forms, guidelines and information sheets can also be downloaded from the Electrical Safety Office website.

You will need the following items with your application (list is not inclusive - see individual applications for required documents):

  • Completed and signed application form
  • Scheduled fee
  • Details of trade training and qualifications as requested

To be issued an electrical work training permit to perform electrical work stated in the permit, an applicant must satisfy the chief executive that the applicant has a relevant qualification under section 43(6) or 44(7) for the stated electrical work.

Transfer

A permit cannot be transferred.

Additional information

A permit is a licensing outcome to allow a person to complete the on the job training necessary to qualify for an Electrical Work Licence.

Administering agency

Electrical Safety Office

Electrical Licence Processing Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Electrical Licence Processing Services

Electrical Licence Processing Services

Electrical Safety Office

Mailing address: PO Box 820
Lutwyche QLD 4030
Phone: 1300 362 320