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Electrical licence - contractor

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Before you start your application

Eligibility

You need a contractor licence if you intend to sell electrical services to the public, business or government.

I have a large business. Can I have more than one nominated manager?

You can have more than one nominated manager for each occupational class. For example, a business contracting for electrical and plumbing work is required to have at least one nominated manager. However they may choose to appoint more than one nominated manager to make sure the business has the available skills during leave periods or to expand the scope of work that can be performed by the business. Electrical contractors (electrical only) are able to have 'signatories' - these are staff who are permitted to certify the work is compliant with the relevant standards.  The nominated manager is the person responsible for the quality of the work undertaken by the 'signatories'.  You must add the names of each 'signatory' to your online application / My Licence account.

Checklist

  1. Read the information on this licence page so you know what to do and what documents to provide
  2. Read the Personal Information Protection Statement
  3. Provide evidence of your identity (new application only)
  4. Scan and save (computer or digital storage device like a USB) a digital copy of your certificate of currency for insurance. This must be in trading name and cover personal injury and damage to property of at least $5 million dollars for any once occurrence for Public Liability (new applications only)
  5. Scan and save (computer or digital storage device like a USB) a digital copy of your company or business name registration (if using a name other than your own personal name) (new applications only)
  6. Proposed nominated manager (Electrical only) - if this person has not been a nominated manager in Australia or New Zealand within the last 3 years, a Statement of Attainment / Results will need to be attached for the relevant training (Management of an Electrical Contractors Business) (new application only)
  7. You will need to confirm that you have undertaken Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (renewal only)
  8. Have a credit card ready to pay the licence fee online or at any Service Tasmania shop

If your application is successful, you will receive confirmation within 21 days.

Declaration

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions below, you will need to provide details and copies of all relevant documentation.

In the last 10 years has the company/business or the owner(s) or Director(s) of the company/business:

  1. Been convicted of an offence of dishonesty or of an offence relating to prescribed work? (If an Infringement Notice relating to prescribed work has been issued to the company/business or to the owner(s) or Director(s), you should tick yes)
  2. Settled a civil action or had a civil judgment given against them in their capacity as a contractor?
  3. Had a licence / registration / certificate relating to prescribed work refused, disqualified, cancelled or suspended?
  4. Had conditions placed on a licence / registration / certificate relating to prescribed work?
  5. Been declared bankrupt, been discharged from bankruptcy, entered into arrangements with creditors or assigned their property to pay debts?
  6. Been subject to a winding up order or had a controller appointed or been placed in receivership, administration or under official management or entered into other arrangements with creditors due to insolvency?
  7. Is the company/business insolvent or in receivership?

Apply for your licence

Step 1. Save documents to a computer or a storage device like a USB (see checklist)

Step 2. Select Apply Now (below)

Step 3. Pay your licence fee online or at any Service Tasmania shop

Step 4. Have a photo taken for your licence card at any Service Tasmania shop and prove your identity

Apply Now

Renew your licence

Step 1. Save documents to a computer or a storage device like a USB (see checklist)

Step 2. Select Renew Now (below)

Step 3. Pay the licence fee online or at any Service Tasmania shop

Step 4. If your licence photo has expired, have a photo taken at any Service Tasmania shop

Renew Now