New eligibility requirements for electrical licences
New requirements for electrical contractor licences in Queensland will come into effect from 1 July 2018.
According to the Electrical Safety Office in Queensland, this will include training for qualified technical persons (QTP) and qualified business persons (QBP).
The new requirements apply to all new licence applications or when a licence holder wishes to add another QTP or QBP to an existing licence.
QTPs and QBPs on existing licences will not be affected, unless there has been disciplinary action taken against them by the Electrical Licensing Committee or they wish to be added to another licence.
The Electrical Safety Office said that transitional provisions for exceptional circumstances will be in place until 31 December. These provisions may apply when a person experiences difficulty accessing training, or a business or its workers may be adversely affected by the new requirements. Nominees approved for these transitional provisions will have three months to meet the new requirements.
For more information, visit https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au.
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