An electrician's licence entitles the holder to all types of electrical work in Victoria without supervision. To apply for a licence, you must meet one of the following criteria:
- complete the Licensed Electrician's Assessment, complete four years as an apprentice electrician and hold a Certificate III in Electro-technology Systems Electrician
- hold an Electrician (supervised) Licence, hold a Certificate III in Electro-technology Systems Electrician, complete 12 months of work under a supervised licence and complete the Licensed Electrician's Assessment
- hold a supervised workers licence, complete fours years as an electrical fitter, complete one year as a holder of a supervised workers licence and complete the Licensed Electrician's Assessment
- have qualifications, proficiency and experience to a level of the previous three. This might mean that the person has a licence from another state or territory.
If you intend to contract, or offer to contract, to carry out electrical installation work, you must also be registered as an electrical contractor.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.