Posted on July 29, 2014

An electrician’s licence entitles the holder to carry out all types of electrical installation work in Victoria without supervision.

Who may apply to be licensed?

You may apply for a licence if you meet ONE of the following criteria:

Criteria One

  • Satisfactorily completed the Licensed Electrician’s Assessment (LEA) which is conducted by a body approved by the ESV. This includes NMIT and EPIC Industry Training Board.
  • Completed a four-year contract of training as an apprentice electrician, including at least 12 months’ experience carrying out electrical installation work with written confirmation by the employer
  • Hold a Certificate III in Electro-technology Systems Electrician.

Criteria Two

  • Already hold an Electrician (Supervised) Licence
  • Hold a Certificate III in Electro-technology Systems Electrician or equivalent
  • Completed 12 months’ electrical installation work as the holder of an Electrician (Supervised) Licence with written confirmation by the employer
  • Satisfactorily completed the Licensed Electrician’s Assessment (LEA) conducted by a body approved by the ESV, which is currently EPIC Industry Training Board and NMIT.

Criteria Three

  • Hold a Supervised Worker’s Licence
  • Completed a four-year contract of training as an electrical fitter which resulted in a Certificate of Proficiency as an Electrical Fitter
  • Completed 12 months’ electrical installation work as the holder of a Supervised Worker’s Licence with written confirmation by the employer
  • Satisfactorily completed the Licensed Electrician’s Assessment (LEA) assessment conducted by a body approved by the ESV, which is currently NMIT and EPIC Industry Training Board.

Criteria Four

  • The person’s standard of qualifications, proficiency and experience in electrical installation work is at least of an equivalent standard to that required under one, two or three above. Therefore, the person may be already licensed in another state or territory, or have completed similar requirements outside Victoria, which may be acceptable.

Once one of these criteria has been met, you can apply to be a licensed electrician.

At Buckby we have a team of fully licensed electricians to design, implement, install or repair a wide range of electrical systems in your home or business.