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Key info

  • An electrical restricted licence allows you to carry out limited electrical work, such as refrigeration and air conditioning, motors, and composite equipment.
  • You will need an electrical restricted licence if you need to carry out some electrical work as a part of your normal work duties.
  • If your application is successful, you will get confirmation within 21 days.
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    About applying for an electrical restricted licence

    You must apply for an electrical restricted licence if you need to carry out some limited electrical work which is necessary for your normal work duties.

    Categories of an electrical restricted licence include:

    • refrigeration and air conditioning
    • instrumentation and control
    • electronics
    • water heaters
    • composite equipment
    • control devices
    • gas appliances
    • motors
    • explosion protection equipment.

    If you completed your training more than 3 years ago, you must contact TasTAFE or another registered training organisation to complete further training.

    Contact Consumer, Building and Occupational Services to find out about further training.

    How to apply

    What you need to apply

    You must:

    • contact TasTAFE and complete the required restricted electrical training course/s
    • provide a digital copy of your results/statement of attainment for the relevant disconnect/reconnect training
    • provide proof of identity documents
    • provide a digital copy of a letter from your employer outlining why a licence is required, what work needs to be done and why you need to do it
    • provide the class of licence required
    • provide a Statutory Declaration if you are self-employed, explaining why you need a licence
    • answer a set of declaration questions (with any supporting documents)
    • provide payment
    • have a photo taken at a service centre. If you are interstate or overseas, you must provide a passport-size photo certified by a Commissioner for Declarations or a Justice of the Peace (JP).

    Can I apply?

    You must:

    • be a fit and proper (PDF, 147KB) person
    • have explained why you need a restricted licence (a letter from your employer or a Statutory Declaration if you are self-employed)
    • have the relevant qualifications, training, competencies and experience for the type of electrical work you want to do.

    Proving your identity

    There are 2 ways to prove your identity:

    1. Your Australian driver licence

    You can show your Australian driver licence with your correct name and address details to prove your identity.

    2. Provide identity documents

    If you don't have a driver licence you must show at least:

    • One 'main proof of identity' document and two 'second proof of identity' documents, or
    • Two 'main proof of identity' documents and one 'second proof of identity' document.

    These documents must:

    • show your current Tasmanian address
    • be in English or provided with an English translation from an accredited translator.

    If you bring copies of your original certificates they must be certified by a Commissioner for Declaration or a Justice of the Peace (JP).

    • Australian birth certificate (not an extract or commemorative certificate)
    • Australian citizenship papers
    • Australian passport (can be expired up to 2 years)
    • Overseas passport or visa (can be expired up to 2 years if accompanied by a current Australian visa)
    • Australian photo driver licence (can be expired up to 2 years)
    • Australian firearms licence
    • Tasmanian Government personal information card (showing your full name)
    • Department of Immigration and Border Protection issued travel documents or Australian Government issued ImmiCard
    • Department of Immigration and Border Protection certificate of evidence of resident status.

    • Medicare card
    • Bank or credit card, with signature
    • Student identity card with photo, issued by an Australian educational institution
    • Department of Veterans' Affairs or Centrelink - pensioner concession or other current entitlement card issued by the Australian Government
    • Births, Deaths and Marriages change of name/marriage certificate (not a church or celebrant document) or deed poll.

      If you have changed your address or name

      If your name or address is incorrect on your licence or any documents you use to prove your identity, you need to show us proof of your current name or address.

      If your name is different to what is shown on your main proof of identify, you must also give us at least one original proof of change of name document.

      At least one of your documents or cards must show your date of birth and current Tasmanian home address. If the current address is not shown, you need to provide a fourth document that is less than 6 months old, from the category proof of change of address.

      To show proof of change of address you must provide one of the following documents:

      • financial institution statement
      • lease or rent agreement
      • council rate notice
      • utility account (electricity, water, sewerage, telephone, gas)
      • land tax valuation notice
      • Australian Taxation Office assessment (current or last financial year)
      • certificate of title.

      To show evidence of change of name you must provide one of the following documents:

      • adoption paper issued by court
      • divorce paper issued by court, showing your original name
      • change of name registration issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages or deed poll
      • guardianship order
      • marriage certificate issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages (not a church or celebrant issued document).

      If you cannot provide the required identity documents, please contact us on 1300 135 513.

      How much it costs

      Occupational licenceOne year licenceThree year licence

      Practitioner

      No licence option

      $357

      Contractor

      $561

      No licence option

      Provisional

      $255

      No licence option

      Secondary fee

      $170

      $170

      Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

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      More Information

      • The Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) scheme has commenced in Tasmania. This allows you to use your current licence or registration to do the same activities in other parts of Australia. Please visit Consumer, Building and Occupational Services to find out more.
      • Electrical restricted licence holders do not need an electrical contracting licence.

      Please visit Consumer, Building and Occupational Services for more information on applying for an electrical restricted licence.