Queensland Electrical Contractor Course – Qualified Technical Person (QTP)

The Queensland Electrical Contractor Course – Qualified Technical Person (QTP) skill set is made up of three units.

UEENEEG197A Apply currency of safe working practices and compliance verification of electrical installations

This unit covers current practices in working safely and verifying compliance of electrical installations that affect the currency of competencies held. It encompasses working safely, procedures for rescue from contact with live parts and for applying emergency first aid. It also encompasses current practices in visual inspections and mandatory compliance testing, identifying non-compliance defects and mandatory reporting requirements.

The licensing regulator may require a holder of ‘Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence’ or ‘Qualified Electrical Contracting Licence’ to undertake this unit periodically to demonstrate currency in safe working, electrical rescue practices and compliance verification of electrical installations.

UEENEEG122A Conduct compliance inspection of single phase LV electrical installations

This unit covers inspection of single phase domestic installations for demand not exceeding 100 A for varying compliance with electrical safety regulations. It encompasses working safely, conducting tests and inspections, documenting non-compliance defects, taking/recommending actions resulting from non-compliance defects, applying regulatory requirements and completing inspection reports.

UEENEEG123A Conduct compliance inspection of LV electrical installations with demand exceeding 100 A per phase

This unit covers inspection of general electrical installations for verifying compliance with electrical safety regulations. It encompasses working safely, conducting tests and inspections, documenting non-compliance defects, recommending actions resulting from non-compliance defects, applying regulatory requirements and completing inspection reports.

Who is eligible for the Queensland Electrical Contractor Course – Qualified Technical Person (QTP)

Satisfying the eligibility requirements for an electrical contractor licence:

Under s48 of the Electrical Safety Regulations, for issuance of an electrical contractor licence, the applicant must:

  • have at least one qualified business person (QBP) and one qualified technical person (QTP). This can be the same person
  • satisfy the insurance requirements
  • satisfy the regulator that the electrical work is performed, or supervised, by a qualified technical person.

An individual, a partnership or a corporation can only hold an electrical contractor licence. While an electrical contractor licence cannot be issued to a trust it can be issued to the trustee of a trust. The trustee must satisfy the relevant eligibility requirements.

Where the applicant for an electrical contractor licence is a corporation, the corporation must be registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). The registration of the corporation will be verified by the ESO.

A copy of the Certificate of Registration issued by ASIC to the company must be submitted with the licence application.

Meeting eligibility for a Qualified Technical Person

To be eligible as a QTP for an electrical contractor licence the applicant must:

  • hold a current Queensland electrical mechanic work licence, and
  • have held that licence (or the initial licence from another jurisdiction) for at least two years, and
  • must have completed the following units of competency within the past three years from the date of application:
    • UEENEEG197A – Apply currency of safe working practices and compliance verification of electrical installations
    • UEENEEG122A – Conduct compliance inspection of single phase LV electrical installations
    • UEENEEG123A – Conduct compliance inspection of LV electrical installations with demand exceeding 100 A per phase

Funding options

  • Fee for Service (if eligibility criteria are met)
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Queensland Electrical Contractor Course – Qualified Technical Person (QTP) is Nationally Recognised Training.

Queensland Electrical Contractor Course – Qualified Technical Person (QTP)

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