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Supervised Worker’s licence (L)

The holder of a Supervised Worker’s licence (L) is entitled to carry out all electrical installation work in Victoria under the effective supervision of a licensed electrician (in accordance with any further conditions on the licence).

This licence is issued for a maximum of three years and may not be renewed.

This licence is not recognised under mutual recognition and is not valid outside Victoria.

Application for a Supervised Worker’s licence

You can apply for a Supervised Worker’s licence if you meet one of the following criteria:

Criteria 1

You:

  • Have completed a four-year contract of training as an electrical fitter,
  • Hold a Certificate III in Electrical (Electrical Fitter) or equivalent, and
  • Have satisfactorily completed a practical examination in safely disconnecting and reconnecting electrical equipment, conducted by a body approved by ESV.

Applying to be licensed under Criteria 1

A Supervised Worker’s licence application form must be lodged with ESV along with the following:

  • The Certificate of Completion of an apprenticeship from the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority,
  • Certificate III in Electrical (Electrical Fitter) or equivalent,
  • Evidence of satisfactorily completing a practical examination in safely disconnecting and reconnecting an electrical installation, and
  • The application fee.

Criteria 2

You:

  • Have completed a four-year contract of training as an apprentice electrician that included at least 12 months’ experience in electrical installation work,
  • Partially completed the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician or equivalent, and
  • Satisfactorily completed a practical examination in safely disconnecting and reconnecting electrical equipment, conducted by a body approved by ESV.

Applying to be licensed under Criteria 2

A Supervised Worker’s licence application form must be lodged with ESV along with the following:

  • The Certificate of Completion of an apprenticeship from the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority,
  • Evidence of 12 months’ experience carrying out electrical installation work. For example, include a letter from your employer providing details of your experience,
  • Evidence of satisfactorily completing a practical examination in safely disconnecting and reconnecting an electrical installation,
  • Evidence of undertaking a course of training for schooling from a Recognised Training Provider, and
  • The application fee.

Criteria 3

Your standard of qualifications, proficiency and experience in electrical installation work is at least of an equivalent standard to that required under the points 1 and 2 above.

Applying to be licensed under Criteria 3

A Supervised Worker’s licence application form must be lodged with ESV, demonstrating the equivalent standard of qualifications, proficiency and experience in electrical installation work, as well as the application fee.

Acceptable qualifications for a Supervised Workers’ licence

UEE 30811 – partial or completed

  • CERTIFICATE III, ELECTROTECHNOLOGY, ELECTRICIAN (UEE11)

UEE 30807 – partial or completed

  • CERTIFICATE III, ELECTROTECHNOLOGY, ELECTRICIAN (UEE07)

UEE 30806 – partial or completed

  • CERTIFICATE III, ELECTROTECHNOLOGY, ELECTRICIAN (UEE06)

UTE 31199 – partial or completed

  • CERTIFICATE III, ELECTROTECHNOLOGY, SYSTEMS ELECTRICIAN (UTE99)

Partial or completed

  • Certificate III – Electrical (Electrician)
  • Certificate of Proficiency as an Electrical Mechanic
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Electrical Mechanics

UEE 30307 – completed

  • CERTIFICATE III, SWITCHGEAR & CONTROLGEAR

UEE 30311 – completed

  • CERTIFICATE III, SWITCHGEAR & CONTROLGEAR

UEE 33011 – completed

  • CERTIFICATE III, ELECTRICAL FITTING
  • CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY – ELECTRICAL FITTER
  • CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY – ELECTRICAL FITTING

Responsibilities of Supervised Workers licence holders

As a licence-holder, it is your responsibility to understand the legislation and regulations in place and work in accordance with them. This includes:

Additionally, as a Supervised Worker, it is your responsibility to:

  • Ensure your work is under effective supervision of a Licensed Electrician, and
  • The work undertaken is signed off with a Certificate of Electrical Safety by your supervisor.

Has your Supervised Workers licence expired?

A Supervised Workers Licence is issued for a period of up to three years to allow you to finalise the requirements of your training and complete the Licensed Electrician’s Assessment (LEA) to apply for your Electrician’s Licence.

When you apply for a Supervised Workers licence ESV determines the length of time of your licence, from a minimum six-month period to a maximum of three years.

ESV understands there may be reasons why you have not completed the outstanding requirements to upgrade to an Electrician’s licence during this licence period. However, in any subsequent re-application ESV expects that you will demonstrate progress in your training and development towards an electrician’s licence.

If you re-apply for a Supervised Workers licence, you must submit all your documents in accordance with the above criteria, together with a detailed covering letter describing your training and development over the last licence period and your intention to become a licensed electrician.

Fees

Refer to ESV’s Licensing fees page for each licence type.

The application fee for a supervised worker’s licence includes a $70 non-refundable administration component.

The application fee must be paid at the time the application for a licence is submitted. Credit card payments are preferred.

Contact our Licensing team

If you need assistance with ESV’s online forms or have a query about licensing and registration, contact our Licensing and Registration team directly on 1800 815 721 or send an email to licensing@energysafe.vic.gov.au.