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