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Supervised Worker’s licence (L)

The holder of a Supervised Worker’s licence (L) is entitled to carry out all electrical installation work in Victoria under the effective supervision of a licensed electrician (in accordance with any further conditions on the licence).

This licence is issued for a maximum of three years and may not be renewed.

This licence is not recognised under mutual recognition and is not valid outside Victoria.

Application

You will need create a user profile in ESVConnect and complete the eligibility checker to confirm you meet the criteria to apply for the Supervised Workers licence.

You can apply for a Supervised Worker’s licence if you fall under one of the following categories:

You:

  • have completed a four-year contract of training as an electrical fitter
  • hold a Certificate III in Electrical (Electrical Fitter) or equivalent
  • have satisfactorily completed a practical examination in safely disconnecting and reconnecting electrical equipment, conducted by an assessment centre approved by ESV.

In this instance you would need to submit the following evidence with your application:

  • the Certificate of Completion of an apprenticeship from the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority
  • Certificate III in Electrical (Electrical Fitter) or equivalent
  • evidence of satisfactorily completing a practical examination in safely disconnecting and reconnecting an electrical installation
  • payment of the application fee.

OR

You:

  • have completed a four-year contract of training as an apprentice electrician that included at least 12 months’ experience in electrical installation work
  • partially completed the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician or equivalent
  • satisfactorily completed a practical examination in safely disconnecting and reconnecting electrical equipment, conducted by an assessment centre approved by ESV.

In this instance, you would need to submit the following evidence with your application:

  • the Certificate of Completion of an apprenticeship from the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority
  • evidence of 12 months’ experience carrying out electrical installation work. For example, include a letter from your employer providing details of your experience
  • evidence of satisfactorily completing a practical examination in safely disconnecting and reconnecting an electrical installation
  • evidence of undertaking a course of training for schooling conducted by an assessment centre approved by ESV
  • the application fee.

Or

Your standard of qualifications, proficiency and experience in electrical installation work is at least of an equivalent standard to that required under the points above.

Supervised Worker’s licence application form must be lodged with ESV, demonstrating the equivalent standard of qualifications, proficiency and experience in electrical installation work, as well as the application fee.

Acceptable qualifications

Course code Certificate name
UEE 30811 – partial or completed CERTIFICATE III, ELECTROTECHNOLOGY, ELECTRICIAN (UEE11)
UEE 30807 – partial or completed CERTIFICATE III, ELECTROTECHNOLOGY, ELECTRICIAN (UEE07)
UEE 30806 – partial or completed CERTIFICATE III, ELECTROTECHNOLOGY, ELECTRICIAN (UEE06)
VBQUEE 30307 – completed CERTIFICATE III, SWITCHGEAR & CONTROLGEAR
UEE 30311 – completed CERTIFICATE III, ELECTRICAL FITTING
CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY – ELECTRICAL FITTER
CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY – ELECTRICAL FITTING
Partial or completed Certificate III – Electrical (Electrician)
Certificate of Proficiency as an Electrical Mechanic
Certificate of Proficiency in Electrical Mechanics

Responsibilities

As a licence-holder, it is your responsibility to understand the legislation and regulations in place and work in accordance with them. This includes:

Additionally, as a Supervised Worker, it is your responsibility to ensure:

  • your work is under effective supervision of a Licensed Electrician
  • is signed off with a Certificate of Electrical Safety by your supervisor.

Expiration and reapplication

A Supervised Workers Licence is issued for a period of up to three years to allow you to finalise the requirements of your training and complete the Licensed Electrician’s Assessment (LEA) to apply for your Electrician’s Licence.

When you apply for a Supervised Workers licence ESV determines the length of time of your licence, from a minimum six-month period to a maximum of three years.

ESV understands there may be reasons why you have not completed the outstanding requirements to upgrade to an Electrician’s licence during this licence period. However, in any subsequent re-application ESV expects that you will demonstrate progress in your training and development towards an electrician’s licence.

If you re-apply for a Supervised Workers licence, you must submit all your documents in accordance with the above criteria, together with a detailed covering letter describing your training and development over the last licence period and your intention to become a licensed electrician.

Fees

Refer to ESV’s Licensing fees for each licence type.

The application fee for a supervised worker’s licence includes a $70 non-refundable administration component.

The application fee must be paid at the time the application for a licence is submitted. Credit card payments are preferred.

Contact us

You can contact our licensing team in the following ways;

Monday, Thursday, Friday — 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday — 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday — 9:00am to 12:30pm