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Spotter registration and training

 

ESV has updated advice to Spotters regarding registration renewal throughout coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more.

A spotter must be used when working inside specified clearances near overhead powerlines.

A Spotter is required for each item of plant or equipment operating in the vicinity of overhead electrical lines on any work site.

Registration

New spotters not registered with ESV, must provide:

  • Tickets of Competency
  • Current First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) documentation, and
  • Finalised training documentation from their registered training organisation (RTO).

For items of plant such as an Elevated Work Platform <11 Metres, or a Vehicle Mounted Crane <10 Tonne / Metres or other plant where there is no formal operating competency, evidence of training, competency and or experience must be demonstrated to obtain a Spotter Certificate.

The RTO will verify what classes spotters will be allowed to spot for.

Once this information is received by the registered training organisation (RTO), a completed Spotters Registration card will be generated by ESV and sent to the applicant’s residential address or work address – depending on the details provided to the RTO.

Registration renewal

For registered spotters seeking to renew their registration and receive an updated registration card:

  • Within three months of the expiry date of the spotters registration card the spotter must attend a spotters training course with an RTO, and
  • Provide documentation verifying any new competencies achieved and current First Aid and EAR documentation.

Once this is received from the RTO a new card will be generated by ESV and sent to the person’s residential address or work address – depending on the details provided to the RTO.

Re-issue of lost or stolen registration card

A completed statutory declaration is required for ESV to re-issue any licence or registration card which is lost, stolen or has not been received.

The declaration must clearly state your current address details and the spotter registration number of the card to be reissued (if known).

Send your completed statutory declaration to ESV via email: licensing@energysafe.vic.gov.au or post: Energy Safe Victoria, Licensing Section, PO Box 262, COLLINS STREET WEST, VIC 8007.

Competency Classes Applied to Spotter Registration Cards

Competency classes of the spotter are detailed on the front of the spotters registration cards.

The full list of competency classes that can be applied are as follows:

Competency Class Competency Class Code
Advanced Rigging RA
Backhoe LB
Basic Rigging RB
Concrete Placing Booms PB
Crane Chaser CC
Cranes – Bridge & Gantry CB
Cranes – Derrick CD
Cranes – Mobile Slewing (Open/Over 100 Tonnes) CO
Cranes – Mobile Slewing (up to 100 Tonnes) C1
Cranes – Mobile Slewing (up to 20 Tonnes) C2
Cranes – Mobile Slewing (up to 60 Tonnes) C6
Cranes – Non Slewing CN
Cranes – Portal Boom CP
Cranes – Tower CT
Dogging DG
Drilling Rig DR
Elevating Work Platform (Less than 11 Metres) WP<11m
Elevating Work Platform (Greater than 11 Metres) WP>11m
Excavator LE
Forestry Equipment FE
Forklift Trucks LF
Front End Loader LL
Intermediate Rigging RI
Road Profiler RP
Skid Steer Loader LS
Telescopic Material Handlers less than 3 tonne TMH
Tipping Trucks TT
Vacuum Excavator VE
Vehicle Loading Cranes (Greater than 10metre/tonnes) CV>10m/t
Vehicle Loading Cranes (Less than 10metre/tonnes) CV<10m/t

Note: The competency classes listed on the rear of Spotter registration cards is not an exhaustive list and does not contain all of the above competency classes.

Spotter training providers

A number of organisations provide training for spotters in Victoria. The list of current training providers is below.

To be eligible to attend a training course, you must satisfy ESV’s general requirements for spotters.

 

1 Stop Driving School

(RTO 40729)

Contact: Ernest Lowry

P.O.Box 784

YARRAWONGA, VIC 3730

P: 03 5744 2316

E: info@1stopdrivingschool.com.au

www.1stopdrivingschool.com.au

 

Ace Assessment & Training Services

(RTO 21716)

Contact: Nara Donaldson

64-66 Princes Highway

SALE, VIC 3850

 

14 Stratton Drive

TRARALGON, VIC 3844

 

6 Kennedys Drive

BALLARAT, VIC 3353

 

17 Gildea Lane

BENDIGO, VIC 3550

 

PO Box 1054

SALE, VIC 3850

P: 1800 456 094

E: info@aceassessment.com.au

www.aceassessment.com.au

 

Active T.E.C

(RTO 40507)

Contact: David West

Unit 5, 40 Lakeside Drive

BROADMEADOWS, VIC 3047

 

PO Box 30

SUNBURY, VIC 3429

P: 0452 228 483

E: dwest@activetec.com.au

www.activetec.com.au

 

Australian Safe T Training
& Consulting P/L

(RTO 21852)

Contact: Tom McCormack

110 Gardner and Holman Road

DROUIN, VIC 3818

P: 03 5625 1974

E: admin@austsafet.com.au

www.safettraining.com.au

 

Arbortrim Australia Pty Ltd

(RTO 3562)

Contact: Rob Buick

105 South Gippsland Highway

DANDENONG SOUTH, VIC 3175

P: 03 9904 1350

M: 0401 623 301

E: rob.buick@arbortrim.com.au

www.arbortrim.com.au

 

Builders Academy Australia

(RTO 21583)

Contact: Travis Harvie

4/570 St Kilda Rd,

MELBOURNE,  VIC 3004

 

1188 – 1210 Leakes Road

ROCKBANK, VIC 3335

P: 1300 534 363

E: enquiries@buildersacademy.com.au

 

CFMEU

(RTO 3688)

Contact: Anne Duggan

2/262 Lorimer St

PORT MELBOURNE, VIC 3207

P: 03 9341 3444

E: anned@cfmeu.edu.au

www.vic.cfmeu.org.au

 

Civil Contractors Federation

(RTO 3704)

Contact: Greg Whitford and
Joe Napoli

9 Business Park Dr

NOTTING HILL, VIC 3168

P: 03 9588 7600

E: gwhitford@ccfvic.com.au or

jnapoli@ccfvic.com.au

www.ccfvic.com.au

 

Connect People Training Pty Ltd

(RTO 22585)

Contact: Mr Anthony Cotruzzola

Unit 4 / 31 Redland Drive

VERMONT, VIC 3133

P: (03) 9890 1133

E: info@connectpeopletraining.com.au

www.connectpeopletraining.com.au

 

Construction Training Group

(RTO 21396)

Contact: Darren Heyne

12 Kingsley Close

ROWVILLE, VIC 3178

P: 03 9763 5449

F: 03 9763 8429

E: darren@constructiontraininggroup.com.au 

www.constructiontraininggroup.com.au

 

Construction Training International Pty Ltd

(RTO 7107)

Contact: Raelene Finn- Patterson

PO Box 311

RIDDELLS CREEK,   VIC 3431

P: 03 5428 6790

F: 03 5428 6317

E: constructiontraining@bigpond.com

www.constructiontraining.com.au

 

MultiSkills Training

(RTO40846)

Contact: Graham Bowman

6 / 43 – 47 Riverside Avenue,

Werribee, VIC, 3030

351 – 359 Portarlington Road,

Moolap, VIC, 3224

P: 1800 754 557

E: info@multiskills.com.au

www.multiskills.com.au

Centre of Vocational Education Pty Ltd

(RTO 21386)

Cove Training & Tradie Tickets

Contact: Helen Lechte

56 Bardia Avenue

SEAFORD, VIC 3198

P: 03 9776 4466

E: info@covetraining.edu.au

www.covetraining.edu.au

 

ESI Training & Consulting Pty Ltd

(RTO 45463)

Contact: Rob McDowell

PO Box 39

BERWICK, VIC 3806

Course delivery address:

163 Princes Hwy

HALLAM, VIC 3803

P: 03 8786 1637

E: admin@esitc.com.au

 

Gordon TAFE

(RTO 3044)

Contact: Helen Evans

Industry Skills Training Centre

The Gordon

Private Bag 1

GEELONG MAIL CENTRE, VIC 3221

P: 03 5246 6055

E: hevans@gordontafe.edu.au

www.thegordon.edu.au

 

Go Training

(RTO 45757)

Contact: Tim Russel

Level 1, 117 Myers St Geelong

GEELONG, VIC 3221

P: 1300 956 248

E: admin@gotrainme.com.au

gotrainme.com.au

 

Holmesglen TAFE

(RTO0416)

Contact: Gary Giles

41 Drummond Street,

Chadstone, VIC, 3148

P: 9209 5300

E: HWS@holmesglen.edu.au

https://holmesglen.edu.au/

 

Interlink Training

(RTO 21055)

Contact: Christine Davis

31 Henderson Rd

KNOXFIELD, VIC 3180

P: 1300 731 669

E: southernbookings@interlinktraining.com.au

https://interlinktraining.com.au/

 

Knowledge Empowers You

(RTO 45117)

Contact: Mohamed Ismael

2/1 Millers Road

BROOKLYN, VIC 3012

P: 0420 774 595

E: info@key.edu.au

www.key.edu.au

 

Licence Me

(RTO 91759)

Contact: Abbey Cottee

7 Kendall Street

WODONGA, VIC 3690

P: 0260 400 167

E: info@licenceme.com.au

www.licenceme.com.au

 

OPTEC Pty Ltd

(RTO 4001)

Contact: Wendy Hanks

2 Church Street

MORWELL, VIC 3840

 

PO Box 115

MORWELL, VIC 3840

P: 03 5133 7174

E: trainingco@optec.com.au

www.optec.com.au

 

Procon Training Pty Ltd

(RTO 45534)

Contact: Mikki Maheras

1188-1210 Leakes Road

Rockbank, VIC 3335

P: 0404 554 535

E: m.maheras@procon.edu.au

www.procontraining.com.au

 

South West Institute of TAFE

(RTO 3120)

Contact: Alistair Wilby

SW TAFE Sherwood Park campus Warrnambool

PO Box 674

WARRNAMBOOL, VIC 3280

P: 03 5564 8531

E: alistair.wilby@swtafe.edu.au

www.swtafe.edu.au

 

Star Training and Assessing

(RTO 21830) 

Contact: Diogo Oliveira

16 Laser Drive

ROWVILLE, VIC 3178

PO Box 130

MITCHAM VIC 3132

P: 03 9720 7666

E: diogo@startraining.com.au

www.startraining.com.au

 

WAM Training

(RTO 22054)

Contact: Aaron Monaghan

56 Dohertys Road

LAVERTON NORTH, VIC 3026

P: 1800 143 343

E: info@wamtraining.com.au

www.wamtraining.com.au

 

 

Contact us

Contact our Electrical Network Infrastructure and work practices team on (03) 9203 9700 or by email on electricalinfrastructure@energysafe.vic.gov.au.