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Is your electrician certified?

In Australia, certifications for practicing electricians are operated and monitored by relevant State bodies.

An electrical licence is legally required before any electrical wiring work can be undertaken in each Australian state, regardless of the cost or scope of the job, or whether the work is residential, commercial or industrial.

Policies and standards vary across states, but the basic intent of the regulations is to provide consumers with basic rights for competent service by qualified, able professionals, who completely understand an area that is potentially highly dangerous.

A State Electrician's License entitles the holder to carry out all types of electrical installation work, without supervision.

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How do electricians qualify for a license?

There are various criteria set for who may apply to be licensed. The requirements cover many levels of basic and specialised education, and demand knowledge to a very rigorous level. All state agencies stipulate that a license holder must understand various state and federal acts and regulations.

However, to contract, or even to offer to contract, to carry out electrical work, a licensed electrician must also be registered as an electrical contractor in the relevant state.

Professional electrician unions

Electrical Unions also operate across states, advocating for their members, but also aiming to maintain professional standards and quality within the profession.

Get a referral

As with hiring any professional tradesperson, a level of certification is one part of the equation but there are many personal and professional factors that you should consider before making a final decision.

If you haven't received a personal recommendation from a friend or colleague, try to source references from previous customers.

This is especially important if the contractor or company hasn€t been in operation for a significant period of time.

Why not compare quotes from certified electrical contractors in your area today.

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