ESVConnect, Online services and GasTrac
In mid-2019, ESV will launch the next stage of ESVConnect – COES, REC and LEW licensing.
ESVConnect will be the primary system for online regulation of the electrical industry in Victoria – licensing, COES and registration of cathodic protection systems. As we bring old paper-based system online, processes are streamlined and aligned to regulatory requirements.
ESV has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions on ESVConnect here.
Scroll down to stay informed about the latest developments with ESVConnect.
Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES)
In 2019, the way you meet the compliance requirements for Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES) online will change.
Licensing and registration
When ESVConnect launches you can apply for an Electrical Worker Licence (‘A’ Grade Electrician, Restricted Electrical Licence, Switchgear Worker Licence, ‘L’ Licence), Electrical Inspectors licence, registration as an Electrical Contractor (REC).
You can also track the progress of your application and add information when requested.
Registration of Cathodic Protection Systems (CPS)
All registrations for cathodic protection systems are submitted and managed online via ESVConnect.
GasTrac – Gas applications
New gas applications will no longer be accepted via email or fax after 19 April 2019. They will only be accepted via GasTrac.
GasTrac is ESV’s online gas installation acceptance system for managing gas applications.
Design Reference Group test functionality of the new system
On Thursday 14 March, the Design Reference Group (DRG) once again joined members of the ESVConnect development team to review and test new functionality and end-to-end testing of the COES system as ESVConnect continues on the development path.
The DRG comprises electrical industry representatives who regularly purchase, issue or certify Certificates of Electrical Safety. The group has worked closely with the ESVConnect team for many months, providing input and feedback throughout the development process.
We again thank them for their time and investment in the ESVConnect project.
Are you ESVConnect ready?
Update your email address
Over the last few months, we have asked electrical workers to update their email addresses in Online Services, so we can let you know when ESVConnect for Licensing, Registration and Certificates of Electrical Safety goes live.
If you haven’t updated yours, login to Online Services today by clicking on the button at the top of this page.