A trainee is a person who is undergoing instruction or training in any class of prescribed electrical work for the purpose of obtaining registration. They include apprentices who are working in the electricity industry.
If you are working towards obtaining an electrical registration, you will be required to uplift a trainee limited certificate for a trainee so that the Board will be able to recognise your work experience.
If a trainee wishes to assist with carrying out all the prescribed electrical work their supervisor is entitle to do they must obtain a trainee limited certificate.
The certificate is issued with the expectation that trainees will complete their coursework and examinations during the currency of the trainee limited certificate.
The requirements for obtaining a trainee limited certificate are that:
The duration of limited certificates for each class is shown below:
|Registration category to which trainee is aspiring||Duration of limited certificate|
|Electrical Service Technician||18 months|
|Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed to disconnect and connect)||18 months|
|Electrical Appliance Serviceperson||18 months|
|Line Mechanic||2 years|
|Electrical Installer||2 years|
|Cable Jointer||2 years|
|Electrical Engineer||3 years|
|Associated Tradesperson - Plumber & Gasfitter||4 years|
Any application for renewal of a limited certificate will be granted provided the trainee can demonstrate that every attempt has been made to fulfil the initial issuing requirements.