Types of electrical worker

Just because someone is a registered and licensed electrical worker, it does not mean he or she can do any type of electrical work.

There are 10 classes of registration for electrical workers and each class is limited to a specific type of work:


Work ranges from wiring up domestic houses to maintaining equipment in a large industrial plant.

Electrical Service Technician

Work includes servicing commercial refrigeration units and maintaining 3-phase electrical equipment.

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson and Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed to disconnect and connect)

Work ranges from repairing household appliances to maintaining gaming machines.

Line Mechanic

Work ranges from installing high voltage transmission lines to repairing overhead or underground power lines including restoring power after storms.

Electrical Installer

Work ranges from installing security systems to installing air-conditioning units or renewable energy systems.

Cable Jointer

Work involves installing and joining high-voltage power lines.

Electrical Engineer

Work ranges from designing the electrical wiring of a building to doing the work of an electrician.

Electrical Inspector

Work ranges from inspecting the work done by electricians to doing the work of an electrician.

Associated Tradesperson - Plumber & Gasfitter

Work ranges from installing water heaters to servicing waste disposal units.