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Apply for or renew electrical worker licences

Completing apprentices

Apply for a licence on completion of an apprenticeship.

Interstate and New Zealand electrical work licence holders

Apply for a licence if you hold a current licence from another Australian state or territory or New Zealand.

Other work licence/permit application types

Apply for a licence if you:

  • previously held a Queensland licence that expired over 12 months ago
  • completed an apprenticeship in Queensland more than three years ago
  • hold a current Queensland licence and wish to apply for an additional class on that licence
  • hold:
    • an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR)
    • a tradesperson’s certificate
    • a certificate of proficiency
    • a certificate/qualification obtained through an apprenticeship completed outside of Queensland.

Restricted electrical work licences/permits (other than apprentices)

Apply for a restricted electrical work licence/permit related to your trade or calling.

Electrical work training permit holders

Apply for a licence on the completion of training under an electrical work training permit.

Renew or reinstate your electrical work licence

Renew your work licence or reinstate an expired work licence.

Last updated
20 August 2019

Electricity Safety Week 2019

Get involved in Electricity Safety Week 2–6 September! With events tailored for industry leaders, electrical workers, contractors and apprentices, it’s a great opportunity to find out more about safety in the electrical industry.


Electricity Safety Week 2019

Electrical safety in ceiling spaces

Whether you are a homeowner or a tradie, there is one simple thing you can do to make it safer before you go up into the ceiling space – turn off all the main power switches at the switchboard.


Electrical safety in ceiling spaces