Safe Working Practice (SWP) Assessment
Licensed Electrician’s Assessment (LEA)-Safe Working Practice (SWP) Assessment
Safe Working Practice (SWP), assesses your ability to safely isolate, disconnect then reconnect electrical equipment.
Head to FESConnect to book in your assessment. Dates and times are listed below.
This training is free to unemployed ETU members.
Duration: 50 minutes (including reading time)
Location: The Centre for U – Level 3, 200 Arden Street, North Melbourne Victoria.
An electrician’s licence entitles the licence holder to carry out all types of electrical installation work in Victoria without supervision. To obtain an electrician’s licence, Energy Safe Victoria (ESV), the electrical safety and technical regulator, specifies that an apprentice electrician must satisfactorily complete the Licensed Electrician’s Assessment (LEA) conducted by an approved assessment centre. The LEA is a combination of three assessments; the SWP, LET and LEP that are undertaken on separately. Future Energy Skills is approved to conduct the SWP and LET assessments at the Centre for U by ESV. All assessments have a minimum pass mark of 75%.
Future Energy Skills
Safe Working Practice (SWP), assesses your ability to safely isolate, disconnect then reconnect electrical equipment. After satisfactorily completing your SWP, LET and LEP you will be eligible to apply for your electrcial licence.
Obtaining an Electrician’s Licence in Victoria
You may apply to ESV for an Electrician’s licence if you fall under one of the following categories:
- satisfactorily completed the Licensed Electrician’s Assessment (LEA)
- hold a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician or equivalent
- completed a four-year contract of training as an apprentice electrician, including at least 12 months’ experience carrying out electrical installation work with written confirmation by the employer.
- a letter of completion confirming the completion of your apprenticeship from the VRQA
- the application fee.
All members to pay the associated fees directly with Future Energy Skills
Eligibility for Free Training
To be eligible to undertake the LEA, the following pre-requisites are required:
- Signed Authorisation to Undertake form from a Registered Training Organisation; or
- Electrician (Supervised) Licence (ES Class); or
- Supervised Worker’s Licence (L Class); or
- Electrician’s (A Class) license. This is required for REC Technical Assessment; or
- Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) or Australian Recognised Trade Certificate (ARTC); or
- If your licence has expired, ESV must provide approval for you to sit the assessment. To apply for LEA authorisation, email a copy of your trade certificate and expired licence details to firstname.lastname@example.org and include information on why you are making the request.
To view examples of the required pre-requisite documentation, click here.
These are the dates for SWP Assessment at the Centre for U:
- Monday 22 June, 12.30pm – 8pm
- Monday 20 July, 12.30pm – 8pm
- Monday 17 August, 12.30pm – 8pm
- Monday 28 September, 12.30pm – 8pm
- Monday 26 October, 12.30pm – 8pm
- Monday 30 November, 12.30pm – 8pm
- Wednesday 9 December, 12.30pm – 8pm
For bookings and fees please visit FESconnect and select Centre for U at North Melbourne.