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Disconnection and reconnection of fixed electrical equipment 

You will require this qualified supervisor certificate if you need to perform the disconnection or reconnection of fixed electrical equipment which is necessary to perform your primary job function.

The purpose of restricted electrical licensing is to provide a means of allowing appropriately trained and competent workers to undertake the straight forward disconnection/reconnection of electrical equipment where that electrical work is incidental to the person’s principal function in the workplace.

Limit of work permitted

Disconnection and reconnection work is limited to:

  • disconnection and reconnection of electrical wiring at the equipment itself and only to the extent necessary to permit the non-electrical work to be performed
  • replacement of equipment on a “like for like” basis
  • testing necessary for the safe isolation of the equipment to be disconnected and reconnected
  • testing necessary for the safe operation of the equipment
  • replacement of ‘blown” fuses and resetting of ‘tripped’ circuit breakers
  • equipment operation at voltages up to 1000V alternating current three phase and 1500V direct current.

Disconnection and reconnection work does not include work:

  • on new installations or the alteration of fixed wiring
  • where high fault currents are possible
  • on complex electrical apparatus and circuits
  • associated with fixed wiring other than disconnecting and reconnecting electrical equipment - this exclusion includes locating and rectifying faults of circuits at a switchboard or to general electrical accessories (including switches, socket outlets, circuit protective devices); or installation of or alteration to any part of the fixed electrical wiring system (defined as electrical wiring work)
  • on fixed wired domestic appliances
  • on fixed wired smoke detectors
  • on electric hot water systems except when carried by the holder of a plumbing (or water plumbing) endorsed licence or qualified supervisor certificate
  • on luminaires including pre-assembled neon signs
  • installing lifts, inclinators and turntables, and
  • in hazardous areas or on electrical equipment that is part of an explosion-protection technique.

Note: Any work involved in the disconnection and reconnection work associated with an air conditioning or refrigeration systems is excluded from the above and for licensing purposes, such work is to be covered by the classes of Air conditioning and Refrigeration.

Qualifications

Qualifications 

Water heaters 

Applicants must have a Statement of Attainment showing successful completion of:

  • UTE NES208 endorsed for electrical water heaters “R”; OR
  • UEENEEP001B Disconnect and reconnect fixed wired electrical equipment connected to a low voltage supply endorsed for electrical water heaters “R”; or
  • UEENEEP014A Disconnect-reconnect water heaters connected to low voltage installation wiring.

PLUS one of the following:

  • a Certificate III level qualification in a trade or higher education qualification that directly relates to the work to be performed, or
  • a certified copy of an Australian Recognised Trade Certificate identifying the trade relevant to the endorsement category for which the applicant is applying, or
  • a certified copy of a trade certificate issued by a State or Territory registration or accreditation authority identifying the trade relevant to the endorsement category for which the applicant is applying. Trade certificate includes:
    • Certificate of Proficiency or Craft Certificate (NSW)
    • Certificate of Completion (Queensland)
    • Certificate of Recognition (South Australia), or
  • a current endorsed contractor licence or current supervisor certificate to do plumbing, water plumbing or gasfitting, or
  • a qualified supervisor certificate for disconnection and reconnection of fixed electrical equipment held immediately before 17 July 2012.

And

  • Complete the Additional Details Form for disconnection and reconnection of fixed electrical equipment.

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Appliances 

Applicants must have a Statement of Attainment showing successful completion of:

  • UTE NES208 endorsed for motors “S”; OR
  • UEENEEP001B Disconnect and reconnect fixed wired electrical equipment connected to a low voltage supply endorsed for appliances “O” or
  • UEENEEP010A Disconnect-reconnect appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring.

PLUS one of the following:

  • a Certificate III level qualification in a trade or higher education qualification that directly relates to the work to be performed, or
  • a certified copy of an Australian Recognised Trade Certificate identifying the trade relevant to the endorsement category for which the applicant is applying, or
  • a certified copy of a trade certificate issued by a State or Territory registration or accreditation authority identifying the trade relevant to the endorsement category for which the applicant is applying. Trade certificate includes:
    • Certificate of Proficiency or Craft Certificate (NSW)
    • Certificate of Completion (Queensland)
    • Certificate of Recognition (South Australia), or
  • a current endorsed contractor licence or current supervisor certificate to do plumbing, water plumbing or gasfitting, or
  • A qualified supervisor certificate for disconnection and reconnection of fixed electrical equipment held immediately before 17 July 2012.

And

  • Complete the Additional Details Form for disconnection and reconnection of fixed electrical equipment.

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Motors 

Applicants must have a Statement of Attainment showing successful completion of:

  • UTE NES208 endorsed for motors “S”; OR
  • UEENEEP001B Disconnect and reconnect fixed wired electrical equipment connected to a low voltage supply endorsed for motors “S”; or
  • UEENEEP015A Disconnect-reconnect motors connected to low voltage installation wiring.

PLUS one of the following:

  • a Certificate III level qualification in a trade or higher education qualification that directly relates to the work to be performed, or
  • a certified copy of an Australian Recognised Trade Certificate identifying the trade relevant to the endorsement category for which the applicant is applying, or
  • a certified copy of a trade certificate issued by a State or Territory registration or accreditation authority identifying the trade relevant to the endorsement category for which the applicant is applying. Trade certificate includes:
    • Certificate of Proficiency or Craft Certificate (NSW)
    • Certificate of Completion (Queensland)
    • Certificate of Recognition (South Australia), or
  • a current endorsed contractor licence or current supervisor certificate to do plumbing, water plumbing or gasfitting, or
  • A qualified supervisor certificate for disconnection and reconnection of fixed electrical equipment held immediately before 17 July 2012.

And

  • Complete the Additional Details Form for disconnection and reconnection of fixed electrical equipment.

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Previous licence holders 

If you have ever held a licence in the current prescribed classes (Home Building Regulation 2014, clauses 13 and 14, excluding clause 13(a)(ii)) and you apply for a new licence, your previous licence will be accepted in lieu of the current qualification requirements.

To find a Registered Training Organisation that provides the qualification listed above, refer to the information on building licensing courses.

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Additional details form 

The Additional details form for disconnection and reconnection of fixed electrical equipment can be viewed or downloaded here in PDF format (size: 2.41mb)

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