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CPD for different licence classes

CPD requirements vary for different classes of electrical licence.

Overview

Electricians, Electrical Inspectors, Supervised (ES) and Switchgear (SW) licence holders will need to do both Skills Maintenance and Skills Development training.

Restricted Electrical Licence holders only need to do Skills Maintenance training.

CPD training requirements

This table details requirements for each class of electrical licence:

Licence class

Skills
Maintenance

Skills
Development

Electrician

Yes

Yes

Electrical Inspector (LEI) (1)

Yes

Yes

Electrician (Supervised) (ES)

Yes

Yes

Licensed Electrical Workers (LEWs)

Yes

Yes

Lineworker licence (commencing 2026)

Yes

No

Restricted Electrical Licence

Yes

No

Switchgear licence (SW)

Yes

Yes

CPD is not required for these classes:

  • Supervised (L) licence holders will not be required to undertake CPD, as they do not renew licences, and must make an application for a new licence when their licence expires.
  • Occupier's licence holders are not required to undertake CPD.

(1) CPD for Licensed Electrical Inspectors

For Licensed Electrical Inspectors:

  • NECA Education & Careers is providing CPD for all classes of Licensed Electrical Inspectors
  • The Gordon TAFE are providing CPD for G and L Class Inspectors
  • The G class course will be available at NECA from October 2023. Please see the NECA websiteExternal Link for details.

Please be advised that any delay in completing your CPD due to a course not being available will not adversely affect your licence renewal.

When you log into ESVConnect to renew, just apply for an extension of time to complete your CPD requirements. Your renewal application will be processed and an extension of time to complete your CPD will be granted for 12 months.

CPD for Licensed Electrical Workers (LEWs)

Training available from

Required for renewals from

Skills Maintenance

2022

2023

Skills Development

2023

2028

CPD for Lineworkers

Training available from Required for renewals from
Skills Maintenance 2024 2026

After 2028

All licence renewals after 2028 will require the completion of Skills Maintenance and Skills Development, if applicable to your licence class(es).

A CPD training example

‘Jo’ is due to renew their electrician's licence on 25th July 2024.

‘Jo’ is due to renew their electrician's licence on 25th July 2024. To renew, they must have completed Skills Maintenance training in the two years before their licence is due to be renewed.

In other words, they must have undertaken the Skills Maintenance course between 25th July 2022 and 24th July 2024.

Once Jo has their licence renewed in 2024, in their next licence cycle they will need to do both Skills Maintenance and Skills Development.

Jo’s next renewal date will be 25th July 2029. They will need to complete Skills Maintenance within the two years before, between 25th July 2027 and 24th July 2029.

Their Skills Development training can be completed at any time in the 5 year cycle – between 25th July 2024 and 24th July 2029.

Date: 29/02/2024 4:46

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Reviewed 04 October 2023

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