Department of Justice
Electrical licences come in 4 categories:
You need a practitioner licence if you wish to undertake electrical work. This includes if you are an employee of a business engaging in electrical work.
You need a contractor licence if you:
Download Fact Sheet - Information for Electrical Contractors and Nominated Managers (pdf, 188.5 KB) for information on your responsibilities and obligations as an electrical contractor.
A restricted electrical licence allows some electrical work to be undertaken e.g. refrigeration and air conditioning, motors, and composite equipment. A contracting licence is not required for restricted electrical.
If you believe that the work you do fits one of these categories then you must apply for a restricted electrical licence.
Persons from other countries must apply for a provisional licence.
Persons from other countries can apply for a provisional licence which is issued for a period of 12 months. You must undertake supervised work to get experience working to Australian Standards and complete the required gap training identified in a training assessment performed by Vetassess. Apply for a provisional licence.
A practitioner whose electrical licence has been expired for 3 or more years will have to undertake the Capstone test. Contact a registered training organisation (this is TasTAFE in Tasmania) and arrange to sit the test. You will need to provide evidence to Consumer, Building and Occupational Services that you have successfully completed the test as part of renewing your expired licence.
A Nominated manager is the person in an electrical contractor's business that:
A practitioner is able to undertake work for no payment without the need for the involvement of a contractor or without having a contractor's licence (for example doing some work for their local soccer club). A practitioner doing this type of work needs to:
Testing and tagging electrical appliances is not a licensed occupation in Tasmania. Licensed electricians are automatically qualified to test and tag and may use their electrician's licence number for the tag records. Testing and tagging can be completed by a person who has undertaken test and tag training with TasTAFE . Interstate persons who have completed the required training are also allowed to test and tag in Tasmania.
Under work place safety legislation an employer is required to keep an Electrical tag and test register (doc, 77.0 KB).