Electrician's Licences - Victoria

Description

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 regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements

You must meet all the prerequisites for each criteria described in detail on the Agency's website. You will need to meet the standard of qualifications, proficiency and experience in electrical installation work or is at least of an equivalent standard to that described in detail on the Agency's website, and submit all the relevant documentation.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

It is an ongoing requirement of this licence that you comply with any conditions or obligations issued by the Agency.

It is also your responsibility to certify that the electrical installation work is completed in accordance with the Australian New Zealand Wiring Rules and any other relevant standards, that testing is completed in accordance with the legislation, regulations and Wiring Rules, and that the relevant certificate of compliance within certificates of electrical safety is signed.

Duration

Up to 5 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $378.00

Fees for 2017-18.

Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $189.00

Fees for 2017-18.

Additional Information

From 2010 Electrician (Supervised) Worker's Licences (ES Licence) and Occupiers Licences have been abolished. Individuals who currently hold either licence may still be eligible for renewal, please contact the agency for more information.

Administering agency

Energy Safe Victoria

Contact details

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

Operating address: Level 5, Building 2
4 Riverside Quay
Southbank Victoria 3006
Mailing address: PO Box 262
Collins Street West Victoria 8007
Phone: 1800 652 563
Email: info@esv.vic.gov.au
Website: http://www.esv.vic.gov.au (Opens in new window)