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Licensed Electrical Inspector assessments

Information about Licensed Electrical Inspector training and 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 and RE Class.

FES conducts G Theory, G Practical, Safe Approach, RE Theory and RE (restricted to internal combustion engines) Theory assessments.

Direct all of your enquiries and applications for the assessments to Future Energy SkillsExternal Link

FES advises Energy Safe of all licensing assessment results, however applicants must provide a copy of the results when applying for a licence.

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

Additional information for LEIs

  • LEI Assessment Manual (March 2023 - redacted)

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 Energy Safe 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

LEI Theory (LEIT) assessment – sample paper:

LEI Theory (LEIT) assessment – sample paper marking guide:

Reference materialWhere is this available?
AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring RulesStandards Australia
AS/NZS 3001:2008 Electrical Installations – Transportable structures and vehicles including their site suppliesStandards Australia
AS/NZS 3002:2021 Electrical Installations – Shows, carnivals and eventsStandards Australia
AS/NZS 3004.1:2014 Electrical Installations – Marinas and boats Part 1: MarinasStandards Australia
AS/NZS 3008.1.1:2017 Electrical Installations – Selection of CablesStandards Australia
AS/NZS 3010:2017 Electrical Installations – Generating SetsStandards Australia
AS/NZS 3012:2019 Electrical Installations – Demolition and Construction SitesStandards Australia
AS/NZS 5139:2019 Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipmentStandards Australia
AS/NZS 4777.1:2016 Electrical installations – Grid connection of energy systems via inverters Part 1: Installation requirementsStandards Australia
AS/NZS 5033:2021 Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arraysStandards Australia
AS/NZS 4836:2011 Safe working on low voltage electrical installationsStandards Australia
Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019Legislation and regulations
Electricity Safety Act 1998Legislation and regulations

G Class Practical

Reference materialWhere is this available?
AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring RulesStandards Australia
AS/NZS 3008.1.1:2017 Electrical Installations – Selection of CablesStandards Australia
AS/NZS 3010:2017 Electrical Installations – Generating SetsStandards Australia
AS/NZS 5139:2019 Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipmentStandards Australia
AS/NZS 4777.1:2016 Electrical installations – Grid connection of energy systems via inverters Part 1: Installation requirementsStandards Australia
AS/NZS 5033:2021 Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arraysStandards Australia
Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019Legislation and regulations

G Class Safe Approach

Reference materialWhere is this available?
AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring RulesStandards Australia
AS/NZS 3008.1.1:2017 Electrical Installations – Selection of CablesStandards Australia
AS/NZS 3012:2019 Electrical Installations – Demolition and Construction SitesStandards Australia
Energy Safe Defects listInstallation defects
Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019Legislation 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
  • 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.

Other points to note:

  • A silent non-programmable calculator may be used
  • Electrical devices including mobile phones and tablets are strictly prohibited
  • A pen must be used for all written answers and calculations.

RE Class assessments

In order to undertake the RE Class theory assessment theory assessment, the candidate must:

  • hold, or be eligible to apply for, a G Class LEI licence
  • have a thorough knowledge of the current Australian and New Zealand Wiring Rules and associated Standards used to evaluate compliance of electrical installation work relating to electricity generation systems and battery systems
  • 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 relating to electricity generation systems and battery systems.

In order to undertake the RE Class (restricted to internal combustion engines) theory assessment, the candidate must:

  • hold, or be eligible to apply for, a G Class LEI licence
  • have a thorough knowledge of the current Australian and New Zealand Wiring Rules and associated Standards used to evaluate compliance of electrical installation work relating to internal combustion engine electricity generation systems
  • 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 relating to internal combustion engine electricity generation systems.

You must complete the following assessments

For the RE Class licence

  • RE Class Theory
    Involves a written examination on a broad range of electrical and standards knowledge relevant to the licence class. (3 hours)

    OR

For the RE Class (restricted to internal combustion engines) licence

  • RE Class (restricted to internal combustion engines) Theory
    Involves a written examination on a broad range of electrical and standards knowledge relevant to the licence class. (1.25 hours)

The minimum pass mark for each assessment is 75%.

When you have successfully completed the RE Class Theory or the RE Class (restricted to internal combustion engines) Theory, you may apply to Energy Safe for your RE Class inspector’s licence or your RE Class (restricted to internal combustion engines) 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.

RE Class Theory

Sample papers

LEI RE Theory assessment – sample paper:

LEI RE Theory assessment – sample paper marking guide:

Reference materialsWhere is this available?
Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019Legislation and regulationsExternal Link
AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring RulesStandards Australia
AS/NZS 3008.1.1:2017 Electrical Installations – Selection of CablesStandards Australia
AS/NZS 3010:2017 Electrical Installations – Generating SetsStandards 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 5139:2019 Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for
use with power conversion equipment
Standards Australia
AS/NZS 4509.1:2009 Stand-alone power systems, Part 1: Safety and installationStandards Australia
AS/NZS 1170.2:2021 Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actionsStandards Australia
AS/NZS 4836:2011 Safe working on low voltage electrical installationsStandards Australia

RE Class (Restricted to internal Combustion Engines) Theory

Sample papers

LEI RE (Restricted to internal combustion engines) Theory assessment – sample paper:

LEI RE (Restricted to internal combustion engines) Theory assessment – sample paper marking guide:

Reference materialsWhere is this available?
Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019Legislation and regulationsExternal Link
AS/NZS 3008.1.1:2017 Electrical Installations – Selection of CablesStandards Australia
AS/NZS 3010:2017 Electrical Installations – Generating SetsStandards Australia

OHS requirements for assessments

Candidates must wear appropriate clothing and footwear to all assessments as per Section 11 of AS/NZS AS/NZS 4836:2023.

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: 29/02/2024 2:27

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Reviewed 08 January 2024

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