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Licensed Electrical Inspector assessments

What you need to know and do for your LEI assessments.

Overview

For general information about electrical training providers, including for LEI’s, visit our Electrical training and assessment providers page.

Future Energy SkillsExternal Link (FES) conducts assessments for candidates who intend to apply for an electrical inspector’s licence – G class.

FES conducts G Theory, G Practical and Safe Approach assessments. Direct all enquiries and applications for the assessments to Future Energy SkillsExternal Link .

ESV cannot consider your application for a G Class Inspector licence until the relevant assessments are completed.

Additional information for LEI’s

G Class assessments

In order to undertake the G Class assessments, the candidate must have:

  • At least five years’ electrical trade experience after the successful completion of their apprenticeship, and hold a current A Class electrical worker’s licence or have an equivalent qualification.
  • Thorough knowledge of the current Australian and New Zealand Wiring Rules and associated Standards used to evaluate compliance of electrical installation work.
  • A thorough understanding of the Electricity Safety Act 1998 and Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019 in relation to the safety of electrical installations, compliance and testing of electrical installation work, and the Certificate of Electrical Safety system.

You must complete the following assessments

  • G Class Theory

Involves a written examination on a broad range of electrical knowledge. (3.5 hours)

  • Safe Approach

Inspecting and testing of electricity supply for construction purposes. (1 hour and 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes reading time)

  • G Class Practical

Inspection and testing of domestic/commercial/industrial electrical installations. (2.5 hours, plus 15 minutes reading time)

The minimum pass mark for each assessment is 75%.

Upon successful completion of all G Class assessments you may then apply to ESV for your G Class inspector’s licence.

Reference materials

FES provides copies of all required reference material for use during the assessments, as listed in the tables below. Candidate supplied copies are not permitted to be used.

G Class Theory

Sample papers

Reference material Where is this available?
AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules

Standards Australia

AS/NZS 3001:2008 Electrical Installations – Transportable structures and vehicles including their site supplies

Standards Australia

AS/NZS 3002:2021 Electrical Installations – Shows, carnivals and events

Standards Australia

AS/NZS 3004.1:2014 Electrical Installations – Marinas and boats Part 1: Marinas

Standards Australia

AS/NZS 3008.1.1:2017 Electrical Installations – Selection of Cables

Standards Australia

AS/NZS 3010:2017 Electrical Installations – Generating Sets

Standards Australia

AS/NZS 3012:2019 Electrical Installations – Demolition and Construction Sites

Standards Australia

AS/NZS 5139:2019 Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment

Standards Australia

AS/NZS 4777.1:2016 Electrical installations – Grid connection of energy systems via inverters Part 1: Installation requirements

Standards Australia

AS/NZS 5033:2021 Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays

Standards Australia

AS/NZS 4836:2011 Safe working on low voltage electrical installations

Standards Australia

Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019 Legislation and regulations
Electricity Safety Act 1998 Legislation and regulations

G Class Safe Approach

Reference material Where is this available?
AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules

Standards Australia

AS/NZS 3008.1.1:2017 Electrical Installations – Selection of Cables

Standards Australia

AS/NZS 3012:2019 Electrical Installations – Demolition and Construction Sites

Standards Australia

ESV Defects list ESV websiteExternal Link
Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019

Legislation and regulations

G Class Practical

Reference material Where is this available?
AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules Standards Australia
AS/NZS 3008.1.1:2017 Electrical Installations – Selection of Cables Standards Australia
AS/NZS 3010:2017 Electrical Installations – Generating Sets Standards Australia
AS/NZS 5139:2019 Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment Standards Australia
AS/NZS 4777.1:2016 Electrical installations – Grid connection of energy systems via inverters Part 1: Installation requirements Standards Australia
AS/NZS 5033:2021 Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays Standards Australia
Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019 Legislation and regulations

Equipment used in the assessments

Candidates must supply their own Insulation Resistance and Continuity tester, which shall be:

  • Analogue
  • No indication of PASS/FAIL
  • Minimum of 250V/500V scale
  • Minimum 2 x continuity scales
  • True moving coil meter

Candidates shall provide (for the Safe Approach assessment only):

insulating gloves rated to 650V and marked with the relevant Australian Standard AS2225, IEC 903 or AS/NZS IEC 60903, and

flame resistant outers.

FES provides all other testing instruments and tools required for the practical assessments and the latest version of the defect list. This does not preclude candidates bringing their own tools and equipment to use if they so choose.

A silent non-programmable calculator may be used, electrical devices including mobile phones and tablets are strictly prohibited.

Pen must be used for all written answers and calculations.

OHS requirements for assessments

Candidates must wear appropriate clothing and footwear to all assessments as per Section 9 of AS/NZS 4836:2011.

All candidates MUST wear long sleeves, long pants and covered footwear.

Candidates wearing shorts/t-shirt or inappropriate footwear will be denied entry to the assessment.

Date: 05/02/2023 21:16

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The currency and accuracy of this document cannot be guaranteed once printed or saved to a storage device. If in doubt, please check the ESV website for the current version.

Reviewed 28 January 2023

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