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Documentation needed for an electrician's licence

You need the correct documentation before you can register with ESVConnect and apply for an A Grade electrician’s licence or a Supervised Worker's licence

A Grade electrician's licence

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For an electrical apprentice, you'll need this documentation

  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician issued by a Registered Training Organisation (Trade school).
  • A letter with a result of 75% or higher from an assessment centre approved by Energy Safe Victoria for each of these assessments:
    • Safe Working Practice (SWP)
    • Licence Electrician’s Theory (LET)
    • Licensed Electrician’s Practical (LEP).

You must pass your assessment within 5 years of the date of your application. If you passed the assessment more than 5 years ago, you must attempt the assessment again.

To find more information about attempting your assessment, see Undertaking the Licensed Electrician's Assessment

Energy Safe has sample assessments to assist you – see LEA sample assessments

  • The Victorian Regulations and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) will have sent you a letter advising that your electrician’s apprenticeship is now complete.

Take a note of the registration number and include this when you apply for a licence. You don't need to attach the letter.

  • A letter of support from your employer confirming:
    • you have carried out a minimum period of 12 months of electrical installation work with their company (dates to be provided)
    • the type of electrical work you have carried out
    • the type of equipment you have worked on
    • the type of industries you have worked in (domestic, industrial or commercial).
  • The letter must be:
    • on a business letterhead (or have the company details included)
    • signed by the employer.

Note: The minimum period of 12 months' electrical installation work may be demonstrated across several employer support letters.

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Samples of documents you need

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If you've come from interstate

If you have completed part of your apprenticeship in another state, you'll need to show evidence of that training contract when applying to Energy Safe for a licence.

If you have completed part of your apprenticeship in another state, you'll also need to show evidence of that training contract when applying to Energy Safe for a licence.

For a list of all state and territory authorities see Australian Apprenticeships - Connect with us.

Next steps

If you have all the documentation you need for one of these licences, you can now register to apply for a licence on ESVConnect.

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Acceptable qualifications for an Electrician’s licence

Supervised Worker's licence

Image of a Supervised Workers Licence

For an electrical apprentice you'll need this documentation

  • A copy of your Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician issued by a Registered Training Organisation (trade school)
  • A letter with a result of 75% or higher from an assessment centre approved by Energy Safe for Safe Working Practice (SWP)

The date you passed your assessment must be within 5 years of the date of your application. If the assessment was passed more than 5 years ago, you must reattempt the assessment.

To find more information about attempting your assessment, see Undertaking the Licensed Electrician's Assessment

  • You will have received a letter from the Victorian Regulations and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) advising your electrician’s apprenticeship is now complete.

    Take a note of the registration number and include this when you apply for a licence. You don't need to attach the letter.
  • A letter of support from your employer confirming:
    • You have carried out a minimum period of 12 months electrical installation work with their company (dates to be provided)
    • The type of electrical work you have carried out
    • The type of equipment you have worked on
    • The type of industries you have worked in (domestic, industrial or commercial).
  • The letter must be:
    • on a business letterhead (or have the company details included)
    • signed by the employer.

Note: The minimum period of 12 months electrical installation work may be demonstrated across several employer support letters.

Check you have what you need

Download

Samples of documents you need

The image gallery below shows samples of the documentation you need to provide with your application.

For the image gallery, use the arrows (< >) to change image and the double-headed arrow ( ) to make images full screen.

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Alternative pathway for the Supervised Workers Licence

You may be eligible to apply for a Supervised Workers Licence if you have completed your four year contract of training as an electrician but only partially completed your Certificate III Electrotechnology Electrician qualification.

If you wish to apply under this pathway, please contact Energy Safe Licensing to confirm your eligibility.

Contact us

If you require assistance contact our Licensing team by:

Contact form

Email: licensing@energysafe.vic.gov.au

Call 1800 815 721 during these hours:

  • Monday, Thursday, Friday — 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Tuesday — 12:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Wednesday — 9:00am to 12:30pm.

Alternatively, you can refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about licensing, registration and ESVConnect

Next steps

If you have all the documentation you need for one of these licences, you can now register to apply for a licence on ESVConnect.

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Date: 18/07/2024 0:30

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