Financial assistance, training and support for electrical workers
Financial and employment assistance
- COVID-19 business assistance finder - If your business has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, you may be eligible for financial assistance or other types of relief.
- COVID-19 tradie survival pack - This pack collates all the details that are relevant to Australian trade businesses.
- The Contracting Industry Redundancy Trust (CIRT) is an approved worker entitlement fund and provides redundancy benefits to members. CIRT is the trust for electricians and electrical trade assistants.
- JETCO (Joint Electrical Training Council) - If you are an employee and your employer makes monthly contributions to CIRT and to the JETCO training fund on your behalf, you may be entitled to a subsidy for approved industry based training.
- Out of Trade Register is a free service funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, and delivered by the Apprentice Employment Network, to support out-of-trade apprentices and trainees to re-enter their chosen career.
- Job Finder helps Queensland workers affected by COVID-19 to be matched with job opportunities based on their details, location and skills.
- Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds, training and support for unemployed and underemployed people.
- Injury Prevention and Management Program
- Small Business Program
- Safety Leadership at Work Program
- Young workers
- Young workers toolkit(PDF, 4223.94 KB)
- Mental health in the workplace
- Mentally healthy workplaces toolkit aims to help employers, managers and leaders eliminate and minimise risks to psychological health, and create workplace environments that are mentally healthy.
- Construction Mental Health Induction
- Mates in construction - mental health support and training services
Note: this is not an exhaustive list of Registered Training Organisations (RTO). There may be other RTO in your area that can provide similar training courses.
Regulatory and general business courses
- Qualified Business Person (QBP) and Qualified Technical Person (QTP)
Electrical contractors are required to have a QBP and QTP.
- Electrical estimating and tendering
- ACMA Open Cablers Licence
- CPR and Low Voltage Rescue
- Wiring Rules updates and changes 2019
- Health and Safety Representative training
- Electrical safety Codes of Practice
- Construction wiring case study
- Electrical safety for apprentices
- Wiring Rules recessed luminaires and pool area installations
- Wiring Rules sleeving of conductors and segregation of services
- Wiring Rules safety switches and mechanical protection of cabling
- Role of a qualified technical person
- Skills maintenance – Licence renewal
Safety and competence
- Arc Flash awareness
- Arc Flash hazard management
- Identification and awareness of Asbestos Containing Materials
- Working safely with Asbestos Containing Materials
- Construction wiring refresher
- Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Area Awareness
- Electrical Mechanics knowledge refresher
- Hazardous area awareness
- Cert IV Hazardous areas (Electrical)
- High Voltage access and awareness
- High Voltage switching operations
- Cert II Split system air conditioning & heat pump systems
- Stored energy awareness
- Cert IV Workplace Health and Safety
- RLC Circuits
- Connection and reconnection of high voltage installations
- Managing the risk of high voltage induction
- Test and tag
- LV electrical testing and verification refresher
- Solar grid-connect installation and design
- Solar grid-connect with battery storage
- Business development for electrical contractors installing rooftop solar
Other online resources
- Financial resilience webinars delivered by TAFE Queensland. Free for businesses that meet the eligibility criteria.
- Basic customer engagement skill set
- Mentoring and supervision skill set
- Mathematics simulations
- Data micro-credentials
- Supervising electrical apprentices(PDF, 272.24 KB)
- MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
- Construction Skills Queensland offers a range of short courses and high-level skills programs
- CAPSTONE Connection
- Films and virtual seminars
- Greyfleet is a vehicle used for work-related purposes which is not directly provided for by the employer for their worker. This Greyfleet checklist(PDF, 451.38 KB) will help you identify key issues and responsibilities relevant to your vehicle.
- Falls from vehicles
The Electrical Safety Education Committee proposed and developed the Training Working Group (TWG) to identify training opportunities for employers, workers and apprentices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Electrical Safety Office has worked with the TWG to:
- identify current and emerging industry online options (training, webinars, refresher courses etc.) for employers, workers and apprentices
- identify what funding and/or additional support may be available (including mental health).
- Last updated
- 04 September 2020