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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.

Check you have what you need

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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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Apply for Applying for an A Grade electrician's licence

Have you registered at ESCVonnect? -> No -> Register at ESVConnect
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Yes
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Log in to ESVConnect
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Click'My Applications'
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Click 'Apply for an Electrical Licence'
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Are you eligible to apply? -> No -> END
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OR
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Review the requirements -> Is eligibility confirmed?
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Yes
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Answer the six eligibility questions -> Is eligibility confirmed?
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Yes
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You will receive the following message on screen:
Based on the answers you have provided it appears you are eligible to apply for Electrician's licence (A).
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Read the Privacy Collection Notice and tick the box if you are happy to proceed.
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Click the 'lodge application' tab on the bottom of the screen.
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Confirm your details are correct and click next.
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Enter your VRQA registration number
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Enter the dates you successfully completed your SWP, LEP and LET assessments.
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Enter your work history details and click next.
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Enter your VRQA registration number.
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Answer the eligibility questions again and click next.
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Click on add attachments and upload these 5 documents:
- Your Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
- A letter of support from your employer
- Your Licensed Electrician’s Theory (LET) assessment letter with a result of 75% or higher
- Your Licensed Electrician’s Practical (LEP) assessment letter with a result of 75% or higher
- Your Safe Working Practice (SWP) assessment letter with a result of 75% or higher
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Review your application and read the declaration statement. If correct, tick the declaration box.
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Click on proceed to payment.
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Enter your credit card details and click pay now.
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You’ll see this message: Thank you. The information you submitted has been sent to the Licensing team who will be in contact regarding your application. Your application reference number will be sent to your email.
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End.

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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 usExternal Link .

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.

Go to Electrical apprentices applying for a licence

Acceptable qualifications for an Electrician’s licence

  • UEE 30820

    Certificate III Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE20)

    UEE 30811

    Certificate III, Electrotechnology, Electrician (UEE11)

    UEE 30807

    Certificate III, Electrotechnology, Electrician (UEE07)

    UEE 30806

    Certificate III, Electrotechnology, Electrician (UEE06)

    UTE 31199

    Certificate III, Electrotechnology, Systems Electrician (UTE99)

    Certificate III – Electrical (Electrician)

    Certificate of Proficiency – Electrical Mechanic

    Certificate of Proficiency – Electrical Mechanics

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.

Apply for a Supervised Worker's licence - flowchart

Apply for Supervised Worker's licence flowchart
Apply for a Supervised Worker's licence - flowchart

Apply for Supervised Worker's licence flowchart

Have you registered at ESCVonnect? -> No -> Register at ESVConnect
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Yes
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Log in to ESVConnect
|
Click'My Applications'
|
Click 'Apply for an Electrical Licence'
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Are you eligible to apply? -> No -> Review the requirements -> Is eligibility confirmed?
|
Yes
|
Answer the six eligibility questions -> Is eligibility confirmed?
|
Yes
|
You will receive the following message on screen: 'Based on the answers you have provided it appears you are eligible to apply for a Supervised Worker’s licence'
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Read the Privacy Collection Notice and tick the box if you are happy to proceed.
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Click the 'lodge application' tab on the bottom of the screen.
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Confirm your details are correct and click next.
|
Enter your VRQA registration number
|
Enter the dates you successfully completed your SWP assessment.
|
Enter your work history details and click next.
|
Answer the eligibility questions again and click next
|
Click on add attachments and upload these 5 documents:
- Your Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
- A letter of support from your employer
- Your Safe Working Practice (SWP) assessment letter with a result of 75% or higher
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Review your application and read the declaration statement. If correct, tick the declaration box.
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Click on proceed to payment.
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Enter your credit card details and click pay now.
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You’ll see this message: 'Thank you. The information you submitted has been sent to the Licensing team who will be in contact regarding your application. Your application reference number will be sent to your email.'
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End.

Download Apply for a Supervised Worker's licence - flowchart

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.

Go to Electrical apprentices applying for a licence

Date: 29/02/2024 2:25

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Reviewed 03 November 2023

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