Electrical lineworkers licensing regime launched at Holmesglen
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and Minister for Solar Homes, Lily D’Ambrosio, together with Energy Safe Victoria and industry leaders, attended Holmesglen on 11 January to launch the new Lineworker License.
Mandated from 1 January 2021, Energy Safe Victoria has introduced the new license for distribution, transmission and traction Lineworkers, including cable jointers. It ensures Lineworkers have the minimum qualifications and experience required to work safely on distribution, transmission and traction networks and to help the industry to maintain a safe and suitable qualified workforce.
Qualified linesworkers are the first to receive the new licence, as well Holmesglen graduates once they qualify. Apprentices need to be supervised by a fully-qualified lineworker and will only need to get a licence once they become fully-qualified. Newly-qualified lineworkers have three months' grace period to get their licence from 1 January 2021.
Mary Faraone, Chief Executive of Holmesglen welcomed guests to Holmesglen’s Drummond Street campus:
“For two decades, Holmesglen’s Drummond Street campus has been the leading centre for Lineworkers and cable jointing training. We are committed to working with industry to ensure this critically important training continues well in to the future”.
Holmesglen offers the UET30619 Certificate III in Electrical Supply Industry (ESI) Power Systems – Distribution Overhead and the UETT30819 Certificate III in Electrical Supply Industry (ESI) Power Systems – Cable Jointing.