If you completed your apprenticeship in Queensland within the last three years you need to submit a Form 10 - Application for electrical work licence (apprentice) (PDF, 140.18 KB). An application fee applies.
NOTE: If you completed your apprenticeship longer than three years ago, go to Other licence applications types for more information on how to apply for your licence.
Once you have completed your training your RTO will send your completion statement (ATF-012) to the Electrical Safety Office (ESO). You cannot submit this form. It must come from your RTO directly. Please contact your RTO for more information.
You will need to provide the following information:
- your current contact details
- your student number, the name of your RTO and your completion date.
If you have not previously held a Queensland electrical work licence or permit you will need to provide copies of identity documents as per Table 1 on the application form.
You will also need to confirm that you have been trained in resuscitation (CPR) within the last twelve months.
You are not required to supply a copy of your CPR certificate with your application but may be required to provide it later for auditing purposes.
If you are applying for an electrical linesperson licence you will also need to confirm that you have been trained in pole-top or transmission tower rescue (PTR) within the last twelve months. You are not required to supply a copy of your PTR certificate with your application but may be required to provide it later for auditing purposes.
You must submit a full and complete application. Incomplete or incorrect applications may result in delays in obtaining your licence or may be considered withdrawn. Some of your application fee may be retained to offset administrative costs.
You can lodge your application by email or mail. Lodgement details are provided on the application form.
For more information call 1300 362 128 or download the Electrical licensing eligibility guide (PDF, 803.49 KB).
- Last updated
- 15 October 2019
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