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Electrical Licences

Electrical Licences come in four categories: practitioner, contractor, restricted or provisional.

Practitioner Licence

You need a practitioner's licence if you wish to undertake electrical work, including if you are an employee of a business engaging in electrical work.

Contractor Licence

You need a contractor's licence if you enter into a contract to carry out any electrical work; or employ another person to carry out any electrical work; or have the management or control of any other person carrying out any electrical work.

Restricted Electrical Licences

Some electrical work can be undertaken by a person with a restricted electrical licence e.g. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Motors, Composite Equipment or others. 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.

Lost your licence?

  1. Complete the replacement licence form for Contractors or Practitioners or a Statutory Declaration
  2. Take it to Service Tasmania and pay $37.00
  3. You will receive your card in 10-14 days

Add a new class or occupation to your licence

  1. Complete your training and obtain your Statement of Results from a Registered Training Organisation
  2. Fill out an Application for Addition of New Class and select the new class(es) or occupation.
  3. Take your completed form and a copy of your Statement of Results to Service Tasmania and pay the $37.00 fee or $148.00 if adding Gas-fitting.
  4. You will receive your updated licence in 10-14 days.

Nominated Manager

A Nominated Manager is the person in a electrical contractor's business who is responsible for certifying that the work complies with relevant electrical standards.

Gratuitous Work

Practitioners are able to undertake work for no payment, for example for their local soccer club, without the need for the involvement of a contractor or without having a contractor's licence.  A practitioner doing this type of work needs to:

  1. Indicate on the Electrical Installation Notice (EIN) or the Certificate of Electrical Compliance (CEC) that it is Gratuitous Work prior to lodging the EIN/CEC;
  2. Have at least $5 million cover Public Liability and Products Liability insurance; and
  3. Keep records of the work for 10 years