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ESVConnect, Online services and GasTrac

ESVConnect is 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 systems online, processes are streamlined and aligned to regulatory requirements.

UPDATE: ESVConnect is LIVE. Read more below.

 

Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES)

In 2019, the way you meet the compliance requirements for Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES) online will change. Read more.

Watch our user videos

  1. Introducing ESVConnect – This video describes the functionality of ESVConnect and how it will improve interaction with COES and Licensing services.
  2. Logging in for the first time
  3. Purchase Certificates
  4. Complete Certificate of Compliance
  5. Complete Certificate of Inspection
  6. Distribute Certificates
  7. Roadshow – presentation delivered to the electrical industry from May 2019

Licensing and registration

When ESVConnect launches you can apply for an Electrical Worker Licence, Restricted Electrical Licence, Switchgear Worker Licence, ‘L’ Licence, Electrical Inspectors licence, or register as an Electrical Contractor (REC).

You can also track the progress of your application and add information when requested. Read more.

Registration of Cathodic Protection Systems (CPS)

All registrations for cathodic protection systems are submitted and managed online via ESVConnect. Read more.

GasTrac – Gas applications

GasTrac is ESV’s online gas installation acceptance system for managing gas applications.

FAQs

ESV has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions on ESVConnect – here.

ESVConnect updates

ESVConnect is NOW LIVE
22nd Jul 2019

ESVConnect is NOW LIVE

COES, Licensing, Registration and CPS are live on ESVConnect We are excited to advise that...

COES, Licensing, Registration and CPS are live on ESVConnect

We are excited to advise that over the weekend we successfully completed the initial transition of services to ESVConnect, which is NOW LIVE.

Current Online Services users can upgrade to an ESVConnect account and new users can create an account. Watch this video on upgrading your account or go to ESVConnect to create a new account.

Services available on ESVConnect

  • COES – purchase certificates, manage installation certifications, review, amend and download completed certificates, manage and allocate electrical inspections. Read more.
  • Licensing – all licensing applications and renewals, registration of RECs, LEIs and inspection companies (ICs). Read more.
  • CPS – Registration of Cathodic Protection Systems. CPS users will notice a change to the interface, but the process of registering CPS’ has not changed. Read more.

Note: Paper COES will remain for the foreseeable future, lodgement is via the IVR system. Online Services will operate with reduced functionality as we continue the transition of services to ESVConnect.

More information

Below are links to guides and presentations aimed to assist you with the transition to ESVConnect from Online Services.

Additional ‘How to’ videos developed for ESVConnect COES users are available on our YouTube channel.

All information on ESVConnect including updates, alerts and FAQs is available at www.esv.vic.gov.au/esvconnect.

ESVConnect has Help text on each screen, however, for more support you can contact our Licensing Team or our COES Team.

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15th Jul 2019

Transition to ESVConnect to commence Thursday 18 July 2019

Based on further successful performance testing, we have scheduled the transition of COES and licensing services to ESVConnect to commence Thursday 18 July, and...

Based on further successful performance testing, we have scheduled the transition of COES and licensing services to ESVConnect to commence Thursday 18 July, and continuing over the weekend.

The new functionality will be available from Monday 22 July. Paper COES will remain for the foreseeable future.

What ESVConnect can do

ESVConnect will be the primary system for online regulation of the electrical industry in Victoria – electrical worker licensing and REC registration, COES purchase and lodgement and registration of cathodic protection systems (CPS).

Head to www.esv.vic.gov.au/esvconnect. Here you’ll find helpful information explaining howESVConnect works, how you will upgrade your account from Online Services to ESVConnect, as well as updates, alerts and frequently asked questions for each new component.

Watch our short animation showing how we’ve consolidated old paper-based processes into a new online system.

On 22 July, Online Services users will be able to access ESVConnect – upgrade their accounts to ESVConnect or create a new account if they did not have one before.

Please do not create an account in ESVConnect prior to 22 July.

Online Services will be unavailable during the transition

All COES and licensing functions will be offline from midnight Friday 19 July to Sunday 21 July. Online Services will be available for use, with reduced functionality on Monday 22 July.

Do you have work to be certified during the offline period?
REC’s with work to be certified during the offline period should use paper COES and lodge on the IVR (interactive voice response) phone system. Paper Certificates should be purchased and allocated prior to the offline period.

The IVR system will be fully operational during and after the transition period, for the lodgement of COES. Call 1300 360 366 and follow the prompts.

ESVConnect for CPS registration will be unavailable during the transition

ESVConnect for CPS will be offline from 6.00 am Thursday 18 July to midnight Sunday 21 July.  Users will be unable to register cathodic protection systems while ESVConnect is upgraded.

ESVConnect CPS will relaunch on Monday 22 July – users will notice an upgraded interface with the addition of a left hand side menu on the dashboard. The process of Registering Cathodic Protection systems in ESVConnect will not change.

Do you have CPS’ to register? 

CPS users are advised to submit registrations prior to 18 July.
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13th Jun 2019

Licensing and COES - Services transitioning to ESVConnect - DEFERRED.

Transition to ESVConnect has been deferred A new date for the commencement of the transition of services will be advised shortly. ——————————————– For a while we’ve been telling...

Transition to ESVConnect has been deferred

A new date for the commencement of the transition of services will be advised shortly.

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For a while we’ve been telling you ESVConnect is coming. We are very happy to advise that over the weekend from  Thursday 27 June to 30 June we will begin the transition of COES and licensing services to ESVConnect

The new functionality will be available from Monday 1 July. Paper COES will remain for the foreseeable future.

What ESVConnect can do

ESVConnect will be the primary system for online regulation of the electrical industry in Victoria – electrical worker licensing and REC registration, COES purchase and lodgement and registration of cathodic protection systems (CPS).

Head to www.esv.vic.gov.au/esvconnect. Here you’ll find helpful information explaining howESVConnect works, how you will upgrade your account from Online Services to ESVConnect, as well as updates, alerts and frequently asked questions for each new component.

Watch our short animation showing how we’ve consolidated old paper-based processes into a new online system.

On 1 July, Online Services users will be able to access ESVConnect – upgrade their accounts to ESVConnect or create a new account if they did not have one before.

Please do not create an account in ESVConnect prior to 1 July.

Online Services will be unavailable during the transition

All COES and licensing functions will be offline from midnight Friday 28 June to Sunday 30 June as services are transitioned to ESVConnect. Online Services will be available for use, with reduced functionality on Monday 1 July. Read more here.

Do you have work to be certified during the offline period? 
REC’s with work to be certified during the offline period should use paper COES and lodge on the IVR (interactive voice response) phone system.

The IVR system will be fully operational during and after the transition period, for the lodgement of COES. Call 1300 360 366 and follow the prompts.

ESVConnect for CPS registration will be unavailable during the transition

ESVConnect for CPS will be offline from 6.00 am Thursday 27 June to midnight Sunday 30 June. Users will be unable to register cathodic protection systems while ESVConnect is upgraded.

ESVConnect CPS will relaunch on Monday 1 July – users will notice an upgraded interface with the addition of a left hand side menu on the dashboard. The process of Registering Cathodic Protection systems in ESVConnect will not change.

Do you have CPS’ to register? 

We advise CPS users to submit registrations prior to 27 June. Read more here.
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Introducing ESVConnect - Launching late June
15th May 2019

Introducing ESVConnect - Launching late June

ESVConnect will be your primary system for Licensing and COES activities. It launches in late...

ESVConnect will be your primary system for Licensing and COES activities. It launches in late June.

What you can do

To make sure you are ready to use ESVConnect, check your email address and contact details are correct in Online Services by 19 June.

Also, take a look at ESV’s short animation that illustrates how we’ve consolidated old paper-based processes into a new online system.

Support will be in place to help you transition to ESVConnect, including a virtual guided tour. You can find helpful information on the ESV website that explains how ESVConnect works as well as updates, alerts and frequently asked questions.

What you need to know

Certificates of Electrical Safety (COES) 

Paper Certificates will remain available and valid for use. They may be purchased via agents or through ESV, however the lodgement of paper COES will only be available via IVR.

ESVConnect login

Online Services users existing login details to upgrade their accounts to access ESVConnect.

If you have never used Online Services – don’t worry – you will be able to create a new profile in ESVConnect. To create a login, all you need is an email address.

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Design Reference Group test functionality of the new system
14th Mar 2019

Design Reference Group test functionality of the new system

On Thursday 14 March, the Design Reference Group (DRG) once again joined members of...

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.

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Are you ESVConnect ready?
4th Feb 2019

Are you ESVConnect ready?

Update your email address Over the last few months, we have asked electrical workers to...

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.

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