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Licensed Electrical Inspector (LEI) assessments

Future Energy Skills (FES) conducts assessments for candidates who intend to apply for an electrical inspector’s licence – G class.

FES conducts G Practical, G Theory and Safe Approach assessments.

Direct all enquiries and applications for the assessments to Future Energy Skills.

ESV cannot consider your application for a G Class Inspector licence until the relevant assessments are completed.

The G Practical and Safe Approach assessments are conducted by FES at ESV’s Glen Waverley office:

Brandon Office Park
Level 1, Building 4
540 Springvale Road
Glen Waverley VIC 3150

The assessments

See below information on the procedure for the assessment of Licensed Electrical Inspectors.

G Class

In order to undertake the G Class assessments, the candidate must have:

  • At least five years’ electrical trade experience after the successful completion of their apprenticeship, and hold a current A Class electrical worker’s licence or have an equivalent qualification.
  • Thorough knowledge of the current Australian and New Zealand Wiring Rules and associated Standards used to evaluate compliance of electrical installation work.
  • A thorough understanding of the Electricity Safety Act 1998 and Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 2009 in relation to the safety of electrical installations, compliance and testing of electrical installation work, and the Certificate of Electrical Safety system.

You must complete the following assessments

G Class Theory

Involves a written examination on a broad range of electrical knowledge. (2 hours, plus briefing time)

Safe Approach (conducted at ESV)

Inspecting and testing of electricity supply for construction purposes. (1 hour, plus briefing time)

G Class Practical (conducted at ESV)

Inspection and testing of domestic/commercial/industrial electrical installations. (2.5 hours, plus briefing time)

The minimum pass mark for each assessment is 75%.

Upon successful completion of all G Class assessments you may then apply to ESV for your G Class inspector’s licence.

Reference material

FES provides copies of all required reference material for use during the assessments, as listed in the tables below. Candidate supplied copies are not permitted to be used.

Reference Material Where is this available?
AS/NZS 3000:2018 – Wiring Rules Standards Australia
AS/NZS 3008.1.1:2017 – Electrical Installations – Selection of Cables Standards Australia
AS/NZS 3017:2007 – Electrical Installations – Testing & Inspection Guidelines Standards Australia
AS/NZS 3012:2010 – Electrical Installations – Demolition and Construction Sites Standards Australia
AS/NZS 4836:2011 – Safe working on low voltage electrical installations Standards Australia
Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 2009 Legislation administered by ESV

Equipment used in the assessments

Candidates must supply their own Insulation Resistance and Continuity tester, which shall be:

  • Analogue
  • No indication of PASS/FAIL
  • Minimum of 250V/500V scale
  • Minimum 2 x continuity scales
  • True moving coil meter

Candidates shall provide (for the Safe Approach assessment only):

  • insulating gloves rated to 650V and marked with the relevant Australian Standard AS2225 or IEC equivalent, and
  • flame resistant outers.

FES provides all other testing instruments and tools required for the practical assessments and the latest version of the defect list.

A silent non-programmable calculator may be used, electrical devices including mobile phones and tablets are strictly prohibited.

Pen must be used for all written answers and calculations.

OHS requirements for assessments

Candidates must wear appropriate clothing and footwear to all assessments as per Section 9 of AS/NZS 4836:2011.

All candidates MUST have long sleeves, long pants and covered footwear.

Candidates wearing shorts/t-shirt or inappropriate footwear will be denied entry to the assessment.