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Electrical work training permit holders

Electrical work training permits are issued to allow licence applicants to complete additional training with a  registered Training Organisation (RTO) to obtain their electrical work licence.

Once you have completed your training your RTO will send your completion statement (Form 39) to the Electrical Safety Office (ESO). You cannot submit this form. It must come from your RTO directly.

To apply for your electrical work licence you need to submit a Form 31 - Application for electrical work licence – permit holder (PDF, 108.7 KB). An application fee applies.

You will need to provide the following information:

  • your current contact details
  • your permit number and the expiry date of your permit
  • your student number and the name of your RTO.

You will 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 Incomplete or incorrect applications may result in delays in obtaining your licence or may be considered withdrawn.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, mail or fax. Lodgement details are provided on the application form.

If you were unable to complete your training within the duration of your permit you will need to apply for an additional permit by resubmitting a new application form.

Further information

For more information call 1300 362 128 or download the Electrical licensing eligibility guide (PDF, 697.56 KB).

Last updated
24 January 2018

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