Licensed Electrical Inspector (LEI)

For the Theory, Safe Approach and G Practical assessment, view the LEI calendar for upcoming available dates, click here or contact our main office on 9654 1299.

This licence may be issued to experienced electrical licence holders, or a person with an equivalent qualification or experience, who wishes to undertake work inspecting electrical installations for safety or compliance with regulatory requirements. The information below should be read in conjunction with the ESV website.

There are four types of Electrical Inspectors:

  • G Licence
  • H, M and V licence.

All Class G assessments are conducted by Future Energy Skills, as Future Energy Skills is an Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) approved assessment centre for the Class G licence. H, M and V licence assessments are conducted by Energy Safe Victoria.

Information on Class G

Class G allows an inspector to undertake inspections of any low voltage installations, except for those required under Class H, Class M and electric fences intended primarily for the control and containment of animals. It is expected that prospective applicants will have held an Electrician’s Licence for at least five years.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate:
• a detailed understanding of safety in electrical installations that are covered by this class,
• testing methods for electrical installations that are covered by this class, and
• the requirements of the Regulations relating to low voltage electrical installations.

Information on H, M and V licence classes

For information regarding these licences and to find out more about the Electrical Inspectors Licence Assessment click here

Class G Assessments

The LEI Class G licence is a combination of three separate assessments, undertaken at three different times:

  • The G CLASS Theory
  • G Class Practical
  • Safe Approach

Safe Approach Assessment – 10 minutes reading time & 1 hour and 20 minutes to complete the assessment.
The Safe Approach involves the inspecting and testing of electricity supply for construction purpose.

G Class Theory Assessment – 3 hours 30 minutes (including reading time)
The theory tests a broad range of knowledge

G Class Practical Assessment – 15 minutes reading time & 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the assessment
A practical test in two parts: the second part incorporating inspecting and testing of a commercial/industrial installation.
On successfully passing the assessments, submit your assessment results, any additional competency requirements and application fee as required by ESV.

View the LEI calendar for upcoming assessment dates, click here.

Please note, Future Energy Skills does not issue licenses, we conduct the assessments that enable electricians that upon successful completion allow candidates to apply for their licenses from ESV upon successful completion.

Licensing Assessment rules and advice for candidates

For a copy of the licensing assessment rules within an LEA/LEI Assessment, click here

Am I eligible to sit the LEI?

To be eligible to sit the Class G licence, the following prerequisites are required:

• Electrician’s (A/E Class) licence.
• If your licence has expired, ESV must provide approval for you to sit the assessment. To apply authorisation, email a copy of your trade certificate and expired licence details to licensing@energysafe.vic.gov.au and include information on why you are making the request.

Important information about assessment requirements and conditions

Protective clothing is required when undertaking practical assessments:

• Long sleeved shirt
• Long trousers
• Suitable covered footwear
If you do not wear the appropriate clothing (PPE) as per AS/NZS4836:2011 Safe Working on or near low-voltage electrical installations and equipment, you will be excluded from the assessment.

Candidates are required to bring their own Insulation Resistance and Continuity tester. The criteria for the testers is as follows:

• Analogue only
• No indication for PASS/FAIL
• Minimum of 250V/500V scale
• Minimum of 2 x continuity scales
• True moving coil meter

Please note that replacement testers will only be provided if candidate’s batteries run out or the tester is within calibration.

The LEI Class G licence assessment

ESV will provide  material/codes and rule books for practical assessments.
Candidates should be suitably attired; no thongs or singlets are permitted in the theory assessment.

Assessment Bookings & Dates

View the LEI calendar for upcoming assessment dates, click here.
To make a booking for an LEI please visit our online booking system FES Connect

Please note:
• Candidates sitting an LEI assessment for the first time with Future Energy Skills must upload or email a copy of their • Electrician’s (A/E Class) licence
• Payment must be provided on the day of the booking
For more information on Assessment bookings, click here

Important information about assessment requirements and conditions

LEI – G Practical and Safe Approach assessments:

The LEI-G Practical and Safe Approach are practical assessments. These assessments are to be regarded as ‘real life’ situations and as such all candidates must dress appropriately.

Protective clothing is required when undertaking practical assessments:

  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Long trousers
  • Suitable covered footwear

If you do not wear the appropriate clothing (PPE) as per AS/NZS4836:2011 Safe Working on or near low-voltage electrical installations and equipment, you will be excluded from the assessment.

Candidates are required to bring their own Insulation Resistance and Continuity tester. The criteria for the testers is as follows:

  • Analogue only
  • No indication for PASS/FAIL
  • Minimum of 250V/500V scale
  • Minimum of 2 x continuity scales
  • True moving coil meter

Please note that replacement testers will only be provided if candidate’s batteries run out or the tester is within calibration.

The LEIT (Theory) assessment:

ESV will provide material/codes and rule books.

Candidates should be suitably attired; no thongs or singlets are permitted in the LEIT assessment.

Assessment Bookings & Dates

View the LEI calendar for upcoming theory assessment dates, click here.

For the Safe Approach and G Practical assesments please contact our main office on 9654 1299 for the 2019 dates.

To make a booking for an LEIT assesment please visit our online booking system FES Connect (fesconnect.com.au). Please note:

  • Candidates sitting an LEIT assessment for the first time with Future Energy Skills must upload or email a copy of their A grade licence or documentation from ESV
  • Payment must be provided on the day of the booking
  • Please note in October 2019 all LEI assessments will be available through FESconnect for 2020 bookings.

For more information on Assessment bookings, click here

LEI Paper Based Reviews

Candidates who are unsuccessful in passing an assessment may apply to receive a paper based review.

The paper based review will be completed within 5 days and can be accessed via the FES Connect.

To book please visit our online booking system FES Connect (fesconnect.com.au), phone (03) 9654 1299 or email leabookings@futureenergyskills.com.au

To view a sample of the LEI paper review, click here

LEI Face-to-Face Reviews

Candidates who are unsuccessful in passing an assessment may apply to receive a face-to-face review.

To book please visit our online booking system FES Connect (fesconnect.com.au), phone (03) 9654 1299 or email leabookings@futureenergyskills.com.au

Repeated attempts procedure

For a copy of the ESV’s policy on LEI  repeat attempts, click here

Special Consideration

Applicants with exceptional circumstances can apply to ESV for special consideration.

Further information is available on ESV web site or by calling (03) 9203 9700

Licencing Assessment Appeals

Future Energy Skills is an ESV authorised assessment body, and as such must adhere to the Energy Safe Victoria Licencing Assessment Rules document of 2021. All candidates have the right to appeal their assessment outcome if they are justifiably unsatisfied with their initial result. Prior to lodging an appeal for LET, LEP, LEI Safe Approach, LEIT or LEI G Practical, a candidate must have completed both a paper review and a face-to-face review. Fees apply. Prior to lodging an appeal for SWP, REL Class 1, REL Class 2 or Switchgear Practical, a candidate must have completed a video review. Fees apply.

All Assessment Appeals must be initially lodged by the candidate only, within 7 days of the assessment to Future Energy Skills, if you are not satisfied at the end of this process you can appeal to Energy Safe Victoria.

Assessment Appeals Process

  1. Receive your result through FESConnect
  2. Obtain a paper review to ascertain where you lost marks.
  3. Attend a face-to-face review with an assessor.
  4. If you believe you have grounds to appeal your result, speak with the assessor or complete the Licencing Assessment Appeals form and submit to Future Energy Skills.
  5. Future Energy Skills will commence the appeals process, finalising an outcome within 10 business days of receipt of the appeal.
  6. Appeals may only be made by the candidate who undertook the assessment.

If you are not satisfied with the appeal’s outcome you can make a further appeal to ESV, by clicking here.

Complaint & Grievance Process

Future Energy Skills supports the right for all candidates to a fair and transparent process for the resolution of grievances and complaints if the individual believes a decision, behaviour or action is unfair.

Lodging the complaint/grievance

  1. Must be made by the candidate only, unless written consent is given within 24 hours of the assessment.
  2. In Writing using the Licencing assessment complaint form within 24 hours of the assessment.
    1. Click here for the Licencing Assessment Complaints Form.
    2. Email to: leabookings@futureenergyskills.com.au
  3. In person at the time of the assessment completion or within 24 hours of the assessment.
  4. Via the phone within 24 hours of the assessment.
  5. Future Energy Skills will investigate the complaint and finalise an outcome within 10 business days.

Please email or complete this form with a Future Energy Skills staff member at the time of the assessment or within 24 hours.

Contact Details:
P: (03) 9654 1299
E: leabookings@futureenergyskills.com.au
A: Building 2 Level 3 195 Wellington Road, Clayton 3168.

If you are not satisfied with the appeal’s outcome you can make a further appeal to ESV, by clicking here.

Reschedule or Cancel a Booking

The following applies to candidates seeking to reschedule or cancel a booking;

  • If the candidate provides Future Energy Skills more than 5 working days’ notice, Future Energy Skills can reschedule the booking date. The candidate will incur a reschedule cost of $44
  • If the candidate does not provide Future Energy Skills 5 days’ notice, Future Energy Skills can reschedule the booking date however  the session booking fee will be forfeited. Where a medical certificate is provided within 48 hours of the booking date, the candidate will incur a reschedule cost of $44
  • In the event that the candidate does not wish to attend the booking at Future Energy Skills, a refund will be provided (if more than 5 days’ notice) minus a cancellation fee. The refund will be forfeited if less than 5 days’ notice.

Required Australian Standards

To undertake your LEI assessment/s you will be supplied the below Australian Standards:

Standard/Regulation/other

Safe Approach

G Class Practical

G Class Theory

AS/NZS 3000

X

X

X

AS/NZS 3001

X

AS/NZS 3002

X

AS/NZS 3004

X

AS/NZS 3008.1.1

X

X

X

AS/NZS 3010

X

X

AS/NZS 3012

X

X

AS/NZS 3013

X

AS/NZS 5139

X

X

AS/NZS 4777

X

X

AS/NZS 5033

X

X

AS/NZS 4836

X

Electricity Safety (General) Regulations

X

X

X

Electricity Safety Act

X

LEI Sample Assessments

For LEI Sample Assessments  please click here