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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)
  • associated with residential building work (for example, disconnection and replacement of stoves or hot water systems as part of a renovation) except when carried out by a plumber
  • on luminaires including pre-assembled neon signs
  • on fixed wired domestic appliances
  • installing lifts, inclinators and turntables, and
  • in hazardous areas or on electrical equipment that is part of an explosion-protection technique.
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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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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